One thing I have noticed over the years in the gym is the overuse or dependence on straps and wraps, especially in novice lifters. So today I wanted to discuss the topic and the use of them into your lifting routine.
Now on to lifting. I have really been having some great workouts recently and enjoying the whole journey so far this offseason. Of course with everything there are ups and downs, but I am very happy with my progression on most of my lifts and I am currently starting to reevaluate some goals for the near future. Hopefully to break some lifetime PR's. in a few areas. Today's line up was arms and I was able to meet up with my good friend Eric that I have been training with a few days a week for the past year. He really helped me push the limit this past year and he's about to start his journey to the stage this year. Here's the numbers......
EZ Bar curls (Bar=25lbs) - 2x8@155 / 1x12@135
Machine Pressdowns- 1x15 (3-1-3-1 tempo) / 1x12 (3-1-3-1 tempo)/ 1x10 (3-1-3-1 tempo)
Narrow grip Preacher Curls- 2x12 / 2x10
DB Overhead Extension- 4x10@130
Rope Hammer curls- 3x10
Rope crossbody Kickbacks- 3x10