Daily Workout: April 10th, 2018
It’s important to me to be big and strong but it’s even more important to me that I’m athletic and functional. It’s nice to have a pretty looking frame but I also want great handling and a big ass engine under the hood. One of the best ways to both train and maintain athleticism is through jumping. Sadly not many people jump in their training. So here’s one of my favorite “warm-ups” that you can do before leg day and is simple to add to your programming. It only takes about 20 minutes and will help increase your explosiveness, power, and athleticism. It’s 8 sets of 3 Jump Squats using roughly 30-35 percent of your body weight (Rest 60-90sec between sets). To do a jump squat unrack the bar, lower yourself to parallel position, pause and then explode upwards. Make sure you treat each rep as a mini-single. That means reset after each jump so that you can get maximum explosiveness from each jump.
2×5 Wall Squat
3×10 Squat @ 95lbs
8×3 Jump Squat @ 30% Bodyweight
Rest 2 minutes between sets
Workout 2 (Done in the PM):
Work up to Heavy Deadlift
5×3 Deadlift @ 405lbs
Rest 3 minutes between sets
60 minutes each session
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Note about the training: Day to day entries will change. Some entires will be workouts I have done that day, some entries will be workouts that people I train did that day. Some entries will be my favorite all time workouts or something I saw on the internet that I thought would be good for you to experience. Remember that because of the changing nature of the entries these workouts are not meant to be prescriptive. For example they aren’t necessarily written down with the intention of you following them precisely. Rather, they are meant to collectively build a resource that you can learn from. Hopefully you can implement some of these ideas and workouts into your own training in order to better your fitness.
Also note that I won’t be posting at the same time every day. If I workout early then it might get posted early. If I workout late then it might get posted late. If I am in different time zone then hell, I don’t know what time it will show up. Just a head’s up. That said, I will do my best to get them to you in a timely fashion. You have my word on that but remember I don’t have an army of internet monkeys at my beck and call. I am doing this on my own…