Workout 16/05/2016 – my first ever hour long PT session!

So, on Saturday I did my first every hour-long personal training session (they’re normally half an hour). I also learned an important lesson. While coffee is the perfect fuel/stomach liner for a half hour session, I need more than that for an hour. Perhaps some food. At the 40 minute mark I was feeling good, and if we’d called it a day at 45 minutes or even 50 I might have walked away feeling like I had a top session. Those last 10 minutes though? They got hard. At one point I wasn’t quite sure if I was going to vomit or faint, and the frustrating thing was that I knew that it was likely just a result of not eating anything before I came to the gym. Grr!!! Anyway, it was a good one:

4 sets:

  • 10 x safety squats (45 kg, 55 kg x 3) – NB: still not sure what the weight of this bar is. I know I had 20 kg added for the first set, and 30 kg added for the rest.
  • 10 x clean and press (20 kg, 25 kg x 3) – super happy with these. I managed to do 7 reps in each set without bouncing to get the press up – I did strict presses
  • 20 x walking lunges, with wall ball carried above head (no weight, 2 kg x 3)
  • 10 x raised push-ups

3 sets:

  • 20 x raised heel (hack) squats, 2 second lower and 2 second raise (final set was normal lower and raise)
  • 10 x lat pulldowns (30 kg, 35 kg x 2)

Workout 06/04/2016

Back in the gym after a week and a half off. My trainer was on holidays, and I said I didn’t need a replacement trainer while he was gone because I could look after myself for a single week. Turns out I was wrong. Anyway, back on the horse now for an arm day!

3 sets:

  • 10 x wide grip lat pull-downs (25 kg, 30 kg, 35 kg)
  • 10, 10, 8 x single arm barbell snatches each arm (12 kg, 14 kg x 2)
  • 10 x raised push-ups (on bottom rung of pull-up machine)

2 sets:

  • 10 x bench press (20 kg, 25 kg)
  • 10 x single arm bent over rows each arm (12 kg, 14 kg)

Workout 7/03/2016

Oh no! I forgot to write up Monday’s workout! Out of order. Bugger. Oh well! Arm/back/upper body workout, and my PT told me he thought I was having a strong day. When he says that I’m normally thinking to myself ‘hey, these weights are actually manageable and I’m keeping good form’ so that’s good.

Barbell complex x 3

15 kg x 8 reps, 15 kg x 10 reps, 20 kg x 8 reps

  • Bicep curl
  • Overhead press
  • Normal grip clean
  • Wide grip clean
  • Upright row (note: final set was with 15 kg for 8 reps, not 20 kg)
  • Bent over row
  • Clean and press

3 sets:

  • Lat pulldown x 10, 8 (25 kg) – 3 seconds down, 3 seconds up

Workout 16/02/2016

Arm day today! Some new stuff in there, but (as usual) altered to ensure the safety of my dodgy shoulders.

3 sets:

  • 12 x reverse grip lat pulldowns (25 kg, 30 kg, 35 kg)
  • 8 x kettlebell clean and press ¬†each arm (clean to rack hold, then press to palm facing forward) (12 kg each arm)

3 sets:

  • 5 x jump to pull-up with slow release
  • 15 x angled pull-ups
  • 15 x angled full-motion push-usp