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Barbell Floor Press Challenge Week 33

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Joseph

Well, I did the barbell floor press exercise. Right now, I'm just lifting to lift. My mind and body are not in synch so my lifts are not where they should be at present. Here are the results of the workouts:

 

Tuesday, August 7, 2018

260 lbx2x1

260 lb x no go

245 lb x3x1

245 lb x2x1

225 lb x5x1

 

standing barbell overhead press and hold

60 lb dumbbells in each hand x 10s

60 lb dumbbells in each hand x 15s

60 lb dumbbells in each hand x no go

60 lb dumbbells in each hand x 30s

60 lb dumbbells in each hand x no go

 

seated machine overhead shoulder press

120 lb x 6x5

 

Wednesday, August 8, 2018

 

horizontal cable row

150 lb x10x5

 

The bright spot was that I lifted 120 pounds above my head when doing dumbbell presses; in a standing position I pressed the dumbbells overhead, 60 pounds in each hand felt good. I kept them overhead for a full body workout, it was good for my core muscles and to promote balance.

The horizontal presses were all I felt like doing when I hit the gym last Wednesday. 

The barbell floor press will be what I want it to be. Gradually getting back to where I should be when I'm in the mood to do what I know I'm able to do. 

I'm going to do 260x3x3 when I return to 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 Supplemental Post Update

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Joseph

 

I was unable to get to the gym last week. My one rep max is now above 300 pounds and I intend to reach my goal of increasing my barbell floor press one rep max to 400 pounds. I will do it.

I'll return to the gym next week; I'm going to do 255 lb x 5 x 3. I'll keep you posted.

 

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Barbell Floor Press Challenge Week 32

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Joseph

 

I went to the gym twice this week and did the barbell floor press. Here are the results of the workouts:

 

Monday, July 23, 2018

barbell floor press

255 lb x4x1

255 lb xno go

245 lb x2x2
245 lb x 1x1

235 lb x3x1

235 lb x2x2

 

standing dumbbell skullcrushers

55 lb x 6x3

 

Friday, July 27, 2018

seated chest press

190 lb x5x1

150 lb x5x1

130 lb x5x1

110 lb x5x2

 

standing dumbbell shoulder shrugs

 

55 lb dumbbells in each hand x 4

 

seated overhead chest press

 

120 lb x5x1

100 lb x5x4

 

I did not lift as much as I had planned. Then I had stiffness in the trapezuius when I did skullcrushers. I recovered within a day but I was wary of overexerting myself so I chose to do the machine chest press when I returned to the gym last Friday.

When I do my barbell floor press exercises next week, I'll go for 255x3x3. I'll keep you posted.

 

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Barbell Floor Press Challenge Week 31

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I finally got in a couple of workouts after a month-long hiatus. Here are the results of last week's exercises:

 

Tuesday, July 17, 2018

 

barbell floor press

245 lb x4x1

245 lb x2x2

245 lb xno go

 

barbell floor press and leg raise

235 lb x3x2

 

standing dumbbell overhead press

45 lb dumbbell in each hand x 30 secs x 5

 

standing dumbbell skullcrushers

45 lb x 5

 

Friday, July 20, 2018

 

standing dumbbell overhead press

50 lb dumbbells in each hand x30 secs x3

55lb dumbbells in each hand x 20s x 2

All-in-all, the barbell floor press workout was okay; I have not been exercising as often as I should which means that I'm not pushing myself as much as I should be. I'm relying on muscle memory but calling upon self-confidence. I will work toward my goal and I will succeed. 

The standing dumbbell overhead press and hold exercises are progressing decently. I can lift much more than this and so long as I remain focused on increasing my lifts, I'll be able to do it.

I'm going to do 255x5x3 next week. I'll keep you posted.

 

 

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Barbell Floor Press Challenge Supplemental Posting

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Joseph

 

I have not been to the gym for the past couple of weeks. I'll be working out again very soon. I'll keep you posted.

 

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Barbell Floor Press Challenge Post Supplemental

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Joseph

 

Well, I did not get to the gym this week. My previous workouts have brought me closer to a 400+ pound barbell floor press, and I'm happy about that. It is important to get healthy and stay that way, power lifts also great for developing immense strength; compound exercises incorporate multiple muscle groups which makes the workouts all the more intense.

As I said recently I'll gradually work back toward where I should be regarding my barbell floor press numbers. I'll keep you posted.

 

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Barbell Floor Press Challenge Week 30

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Joseph

 

I was able to exercise at the gym last week. All of the smith machines were being used so I did other exercises instead. Here are the results of the workout:

 

Wednesday, June 20, 2018

seated lateral chest press

170 lb x5x1

170 lb x4x4

 

standing dumbbell overhead press

50 lb dumbbells in each hand x 30secs x5

 

seated machine overhead press

120 lb x5x3

 

The lateral chest press is a decent substitute for the barbell floor press, and I was pleased with the results. The other exercises were also good for me.

I'll gradually work back to the heavier weights that I'm accustomed to. I'll keep you posted.

 

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Barbell Floor Press Challenge Week 29

 

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Joseph

 

I went to the gym last week, but I lifted below my max. Here are the results of the barbell floor press workout:

 

Wednesday, June 13, 2018

 

barbell floor press 265 lb x1x1

245 lb x4x1

245 lb x1x1

245 lb x 3x1

 

standing barbell overhead press

45 lb in each hand x 30s

 

seated overhead press

120 lb x 5x5

 

The exercise was not one of my best. I had decided to lift lower than my max because it had been a while since I had worked out at the gym. I did not feel motivated to press heavy, so I didn't.  I opted against the leg raise with the barbell floor press, focusing on the compound lifts that target the upper body.

When I return to the gym, I'll lift closer to max and use this to gradually get back to where I should be with respect to my floor press exercise. I'll keep you posted.

 

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Barbell Floor Press Challenge Supplemental Post This Week

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Joseph

 

I did not get to the gym this week. The workouts have been progressing at a slower pace than I had intended, nonetheless, I'm getting things done.

When I next return to the gym, my barbell floor press exercise will include 300 lb x3x3. I'll keep you posted.

 

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Barbell Floor Press Challenge Week 28

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Joseph

 

I was able to get to the gym last week, so I'm going to post the results of my workout.

 

Wednesday May 30, 2018

300 lb x0x0

245 lb x3x1

 

barbell floor press leg raise

245 lb x3x1

245 lb x2x1

 

seated overhead press

120 lb x5x3

 

I was disappointed with my barbell floor press exercise this time; I had taken a few weeks off but I should have done much better than I did. Perhaps it was because my muscles were in light lifting mode or it was a matter of psyching myself out. Whichever the case, I did not do well at all.

The next time I get back to the gym, I'll do 300 x 3x3. I'll keep you posted.

 

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