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Exercise Log 6.8.14 (Dev Day, No Cardio)

Today was dev day and I had a certain window to work with for a good workout. One problem about my plan is the deadlifts tend to happen in workouts close to one another and I care a lot about developing that as a lift, so I decided to ditch my planned dev day workout.

Deadlifts: 3 sets of 5 reps @ 265lbs. Felt good to pull heavy.

Hanging Power Cleans: 3 sets of 5 reps @ 95lbs. The last set I started to get in the groove and felt good about it. Normally this is a rough lift for me.

Bent Over Rows (Barbell) / Pendlay Rows: 4 sets of 8 reps BOR’s / 5 reps pendlay @ 145lbs.

With this I felt like I did some good developmental work, so I decided to hit rear delts and shoulders.

Face Pulls: This is a new workout for me, so I’ll share the video. It’s a reverse delt and trap isolation exercise.


Scott Herman shows off the face pull.

Admittedly I pulled too high. I did an escalating weight to find the right level to work at. Set 1) 8 reps @ 50lbs. Set 2) 10 reps @ 70lbs. Set 3) 8 reps @ 80lbs. Set 4) 8 reps @ 90lbs. Set 5) 8 reps @ 100lbs. Set 6) 12 reps @ 60lbs (drop set).

Reverse Flys: 4 sets of 10 reps @ 25lbs. Focused on contraction.

Shoulder 1-Armed Flys / Shoulder Stretches: 3 sets of 10 reps @ 30lbs, with 30 seconds of shoulder stretches inbetween each set. Light weight for one-armed shoulder flys, just wanted to hit them a little today before going out.

That’s it! Had a busy day so skipped cardio. This is bad actually because I got a 5K next weekend.

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