Today, I completed Workout C, Phase 2, from Craig Ballantyne’s “15 Pounds of Muscle in 8 Weeks” program. This is a great Upper Body workout!
As with all of the workouts that I have completed this week, today marks the last time I will be completing this particular workout for a while. I am getting ready to transition to a new 4-5 week block of training this coming Monday.
The time to focus on fat burning & getting my abs tight/popping is rapidly approaching. While I have been fairly clean with my food choices the last 7 weeks, I have gained a little bit of fat. Eating excessive amounts of calories in an effort to gain mass has that effect on me. Can’t expect to win the contest if I don’t look the part!
I still have yet to decide on which program I will use for the last part of this contest period. I have a couple of Turbulence Training programs that I have looked at utilizing. I have also entertained the idea of dusting off a Density Training program that my former personal trainer put together for me.
Rather than attempt to explain Density Training in this post, I will leave it up to my old coach, Roman, to give you the details. He has a great article on his blog that you can read by clicking here. It is definitely worth reading, especially if you are looking for a new training method.
So, I have a few days to look at things & then decide the path I will take. One thing I do know is that regardless of the program I choose, it will include my favorite shoulder exercise, the Lumberjack Press:
I have written about this particular exercise a number of times in the past & for good reason: It works! In the last 7 weeks, my shoulders measurement has increased by 1 1/2 inches. Now this might not sound like much but believe me, the change is noticeable.
I attribute much of this growth to the Lumberjack Press. I have performed this exercise at least once a week over the last 7 weeks. And it is paying off!
Some would argue that I should switch the LJ Press out for another exercise. Maybe that is good advice, for them. But for now, the LJ Press will remain in the rotation. I have no intention of cutting out an exercise that is working!
Along with Squats & Deadlifts, the LJ Press has become a staple of my training routine & will continue to be for a long time!
Today’s Workout Track Listing:
- Sabbath Bloody Sabbath – Bruce Dickinson with Godspeed
- Eye Of The Tiger – Survivor
- Panama – Van Halen
- Twist of Cain – Danzig
- Points of Authority – Linkin Park
- Flesh For Fantasy – Megaherz
- Mouth For War – Pantera
- Killing in the Name Of – Rage Against the Machine
- Leider – Eisbrecher
- One – Metallica