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Barbell Floor Press Challenge Week 10

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Joseph

 

I hit the gym last week and decided to do some floor press exercises. I didn't do as well as I would have liked, though.  

 

Wednesday, December 6, 2017
 
no warm-up set
235x4x2
235x2x1
235x3x2
 
I didn't lift as much as I had expected. Although 235 isn't bad for having come back from a month-long hiatus, I should have completed more reps per set. I had intended to be lifting much more weight by this time of the year, but alas that is not the case.
 
Next week, I'll go for 250x5x3. I'll keep you posted.
 
 

But even if you should suffer for what is right, you are blessed. "Do not fear what they fear ; do not be frightened." 1 Peter 3:14

 

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We Will Never Be Defeated

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Joseph

 

When dark forces make camp we stand strong. We are strong, we are valuable and we are resourceful.  Dark forces will not prevail because we are ever strong. We will not be defeated.

 

 

But even if you should suffer for what is right, you are blessed. "Do not fear what they fear ; do not be frightened." 1 Peter 3:14

 

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Barbell Floor Press Challenge Week 9

 

by

Joseph

 

I'm taking a little time off for the holidays. I will be back soon.

 

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Barbell Floor Press Challenge Week 8

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Joseph

 

Sunday was my first day back after taking a couple of weeks off to deal with a cold. I decided to go in without a warm-up set and here's how the workout went.

 

Sunday, November 12, 2017

235x5x1
235x4x2
255x1x1
255x1x1

 
I didn't do sets at 245 pounds, quite simply because I forgot what I had published on this website. I did okay, but I can do better. I'll be taking next weekend off because I have some pre-planned events that I'll be attending, but I should be back to the gym on November 26, 2017. I'll let you know how that workout goes.

 

But even if you should suffer for what is right, you are blessed. "Do not fear what they fear ; do not be frightened." 1 Peter 3:14

 

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Barbell Floor Press Challenge Short Time Out

 

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Joseph

I've decided to take a little time off because of a cold. I'm taking some time off to recover because I want to make heavier lifts in the gym. I'll keep you posted.

 

But even if you should suffer for what is right, you are blessed. "Do not fear what they fear ; do not be frightened." 1 Peter 3:14

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Barbell Floor Press Challenge Week 7

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Joseph

 

Considering the fact that I've been fighting a cold, I had a decent floor press workout last Monday. Here's what I did:

 

Monday, October 23, 2017

 

no warm-up set

255x3x1

255x1x1

225x5x4

225x3x1

225x2x1

225x1x1

 

I'll be taking a week off because I have a cold that's been affecting my performance. After that, I'll do multiple sets at 245 pounds so as to build up endurance for heavier lifts. I'll keep you posted.

 

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Barbell Floor Press Challenge Week 6

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Joseph

I said that next time I hit the gym I'd do 255x5x2 and 225x5x5. Well, things went a bit differently than planned. See for yourself.

 

Sunday October 15, 2017

no warm-up set

255x5x1

255x2x1

235x6x1

235x4x1

235x2x1

245x2x1

225x3x5

 

I did more sets than I had planned, mixing things up made for a better workout.

Next week I'll floor press 255x5x3 and 225x5x7. I'll keep you posted.

 

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Barbell Floor Press Challenge Week 5

 

 

 

by

Joseph

Last week was a good one in that I got some pressing in. I'm going to lay it out for you now.

 

Monday, October 9, 2017

135x6x1

255x5x1

255x1x1

225x5x1

225x4x1

225x1x1

225x3x2

225x4x1

 

I felt that I could floor press 255 instead of 250 so I went for it. As you could see, I got off to a good start, but DOMS kicked in big time. I didn't want the exercise to be a fail, so I reduced weight down to 225 and did multiple sets at that weight. As always, I pressed with my legs fully extended, making sure that all of the work was done by my upper body.

 

I'm going to the gym later today, I'll go for 255x5x2 and then press 225x5x5 and see how that goes. I pulling these sets out of my head as I type this because I know that I can do it.

I'll keep you posted.

 

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Barbell Floor Press Challenge Week 4

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Joseph

I did a little better last week. I had a bit more rest and this helped somewhat. I hit the gym last Monday and did a okay.

 

Monday October 2, 2017

 

135x6x1

250x5x1

250x4x2

250x2x1

250x5x1

Although I had planned to do 250x5x3, I wound up doing more sets. I felt pretty good about it.  So, I decided to do more floor presses on Friday. This is how it turned out:

 

Friday October 6, 2017

 

135x6x1

250x5x1

250x1x1

250x3x1

250x1x1

250x1x1

 

I didn't do quite as well as I had at the beginning of the week. In addition to the floor press, I do horizontal cable rows, shoulder shrugs, farmer's walk, monkey bars, dumbbell squats, one arm dumbbell rows, etc. Some are done on the same day that I do the barbell floor press, while other exercises are done on alternate days. 

As always I keep my legs extended so as to place all of the work on my upper body. 

Next week, I plan on 250x5x3. I'll keep you posted.

 

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Barbell Floor Press Challenge Week 3

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Joseph

 

I didn't do very well this time. As you know, I planned to do three sets at 270 pounds, based on my 295 pound one rep max, this is entirely do-able. My body's strong enough for it, my fitness and conditioning have prepared me for this. But, hitting the gym with less than five hours sleep a night can put a damper on well-laid plans.

Here's how it all went down:

 

Monday September 25, 2017

135x6x1

270x3x1

245x1x1

225x5x1

 

I went into it tired, barely completing 6 reps at 135 pounds. I did 270 pounds because I knew I could do them even though I wasn't particularly enthusiastic about it. I knew I wasn't up to doing two more sets at that weight so I reduced the weights to 245 pounds then down to 225 pounds.

So, what's the plan for tomorrow? I'll do 250x5x3 after getting what I hope to be a good night's sleep.

I'll keep you posted.

 

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