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GYM: Back & Chest + Abs

November 29

Back & Chest + Abs

  1. Lat Pull Down – 12,10,8,8,10,12 reps
  2. Wide Grip Push Down – 12,10,8,8,10,12 reps
  3. Rope Face Pulls – 12 reps – 4 sets

 

  1. Chest Press – 14,12,10,8 reps

Superset with

  1. Bent Over Row – 14,12,10,8 reps

 

  1. Chest Flies – 12 reps – 4 sets

Superset with

  1. Reverse Flies – 12 reps – 4 sets

 

  1. Push Ups – 10 reps – 4 sets

 

Abs

3 exercises – 30 sec each exercise – 3 rounds

  1. Crunch & Twist
  2. Alternating Leg Drops
  3. Narrow & Wide Leg Crunch

 

Lat Pull Down

Adujust the pad so its right above your knees, you may have to lower or raise it. Position yourself so you are pressing your legs, right above your knee against the pad to help hold your body in place. Retract your shoulder blades and pull the bar down in front of you to your upper chest. Squeeze your lats at the bottom of the move. You can lean slightly back, but resist the temptation to lean too far back to aid the movement. Make sure you are bringing the bar all they way back up to get the full range of motion.

 

Wide Grip Push Down 

Set the cable up above your head with a long bar attachment. Position yourself a few steps back from the machine with your feet about hips width apart. Bend over about 45 degrees with a slight bend in your knees, make sure your head is striaght down with your chin tucked to your chest. Picking your head up will cause your lower back to arch, we want to keep the back as straight as possible. Set your hands in a wide position on the bar and bring the bar straight down towards your waist. Let the bar come back up to about head level to get the full range of motion in each rep.

 

Rope Face Pulls

Set the cable tower up slightly above eye level with a rope attachment. Position yourself a few steps away from the cable with your feet about hips with the part and a slight bend in your knees. Get a comfortable grip at the end of the rope and pull it towards your face. Your chest should be up and your elbows should stay at shoulder height throughout the entire movement. When you have the rope fully pulled back squeeze for a second and then slowly let your arms extend back out.

 

Chest Press

Lay flat on a bench with a dumbbell in each hand. Slowly bring the dumbbells down towards your chest till you feel a good stretch keeping your palms facing away from you. Your elbows should be about 45 degrees out from your torso.

 

Bent Over Row 

Start by standing with you feet close together, bent over at a 45 degree angle with a slight bend in your knees. Holding a dumbbell in each hand with your palms facing your body, set your shoulders back in aline with your chest. It’s important to keep your back straight and you chin tucked down towards your chest to avoid arching your lower back. Pull the dumbbells up slight back towards your hips and squeeze your back. Return back down very slow and controlled, you lead the dumbbells don’t let them pull you.

 

Chest Flies

Position yourself lying on a bench with a dumbbell in each hand. Palms facing each other straight above your chest, slowing bring the weight straight down to your side maintaining a slight bend in your elbow. Go down slowly and as far as you feel a good stretch in your chest then return to the start position and repeat. Your wrists need to be locked in and your palms should be facing each other the whole.

 

Reverse Flies 

Stand with your feet together, knees slightly bent and a dumbbell in each hand. Bend your torso over about 45 degrees and a slight bend in your elbows. Bring them out to your sides even with your shoulders then slowly back down and repeat. Make sure to keep your head facing down, if your lift you head up it will cause your lower back to arch and we want to maintain a neutral spine.

 

Push Ups 

Position your hands in a wide stance on the bench being sure to keep your back straight. Keep your elbows wide as you lower and push up.

 

Abs

3 exercises – 30 sec each exercise – 3 rounds

  1. Crunch & Twist
  2. Alternating Leg Drops
  3. Narrow & Wide Leg Crunch

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November 29
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