Today, I completed a truncated version of Workout B, Phase 1 from Craig Ballantyne’s Turbulence Training “15 Pounds of Muscle in 8 Weeks” program.
I have been battling a touch of the flu the last few days so I wasn’t sure if I would be able to do much, if anything in the weight room. I did my warm-up routine & knew that I wasn’t going to have enough in the tank to complete the entire workout. I made the decision right then to focus mainly on the deadlift portion of the workout today.
Here’s a great explanation of how to properly do the Deadlift:
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Why did I focus on the toughest lift today & make it the priority? The deadlift gives me more “bang for the buck” than almost any other exercise I know of. It is a total body builder. Heavy, compound exercises seem to be terrific muscle builders. So, I made it a point to focus on the big lift & put all that I had into it.
I did what I was able to do & once I was spent, I was finished for the day. It may have have only been 20 minutes but I made the most of it!
Today’s Workout Track Listing:
- Sunshine – Alice in Chains
- Take The Power Back -Rage Against the Machine
- Black Star – Yngwie J Malmsteen
- Losing All – Down
- Show Me How to Live – Audioslave