FitFam,

Today was full of surprises with my workout, I got to try some new exercises - and even did an exercise to failure for the first time - which was not fun. Overall, I am feeling my back gains and shoulder gains from yesterday. I did day 5 of my squat challenge, which have been going well thus far, but the numbers keep rising, lol. 

 

Warm Up:

 
  • Treadmill: 12 minutes, no incline, 3.6 speed - I will try to spice things up in my warmup, because I know I should or atleast amp things up.

Workout Session - Back Day

  • Pull-up: 4 sets to failure. I did 30 reps for the first set and after that the number started decreasing and the burn increased, definitely felt this one. I used a lower resistance on the assisted pull-up machine - I used 70lb instead of 40lb. 
  • Squat deadlift: 5 x 15, 12, 10, 8, 6. I had never heard of this exercise before, today was my first time doing it, and it went well, not all that different from a regular deadlift with a few minor differences in positioning. 65lb, 85lb, 105lb, 125lb, 145lb
  • Lat pulldown: 5 x 15, 12, 10, 8, 6. 55lb, 70lb, 85lb, 100lb, 120lb
  • One-arm smith machine row: 4 x 8 per side. 35lb
  • Goodmornings: 3 x 10, 30lb
  • Cable pull-through: 4 x 15, 30lb
  • air squats: 70 reps