Incredibly intense Tuesday workout! I can’t take all the credit for the internal focus today, though, as this was the first time I’ve used a pre-workout supplement in ages. At least a year, I’m sure, but the results were pretty undeniable. Fierce workout with an almost abnormal pump. Those are good things…
Chest: DB incline presses (2×15,10—Stage); DB incline flyes (1×12(10)—DXO + X Reps); Dips (1×15—Stage) ss DB bench presses (1×8); DB flyes (1×10(8)—Drop + X Reps)
Lats: Parallel-grip chins (2×12,8); Chins (1×8—X-cen) ss DB pullovers (1×12); Chins (1×10 + X Fade) ss Under-grip chins (1×8)
Triceps: DB extensions (2×12,8 + X-Rep presses); Decline close-grip presses (1×10 + X Fade) ss Kick backs (1×12) ss Bench dips (1×10); Overhead extensions (1×10) ss Stiff-arm kickbacks (1×10) ss Bench dips (1×6—X-cen)
Note: My split is based on the Ripping Phase Routine in the Beyond X-Rep Muscle Building e-book.
Intense Tuesday Summary
It had been a really long time since I’ve used any sort of pre-workout supplement, aside from my usual cup of coffee. I decided to experiment with something I’ve read good things about. I wasn’t let down. I felt ultra focused, and I forgot how great beta-alanine works at buffering the burn. I managed extra reps without issue on my first sets, so I increased weight on just about everything after that. Felt great to get bonus reps, and that added to the pump that was already better than normal. I’ll report back as the week goes on, but consider me impressed so far.
Diet, Supplements & Nutrient Timing
For meal-by-meal diets plus training and nutrition info, see the X-treme Lean e-book.