7/30/07 – Monday Weight Workout.

This is my first real weight workout in some time. I just couldn’t get back in to the groove for some reason but I know that I need to get stronger if I want my Karate to improve. I am using the heavier weights and lower reps to try and train my central nervous system. I have always felt that my CNS was lacking and holding back my gains in strength.

The barbell rows were fairly easy but the bench presses felt like almost nothing. All of the pushups in Karate class has kept up my bench press strength. The dumbbell press were very light too. The side crunches were very hard but I couldn’t even do them the last time I tried many months ago.

I am also holding back on some of my weights since my training partner isn’t as strong in all the movements like I am.  This is good for me since I want to move up slow and steady with the weights that I am lifting.

Barbell Rows – 155 x 4, 155 x 4, 115 x 8, 95 x 12
Bench Press – 175 x 4, 175 x 4, 145 x 8, 115 x 12
Lat Pulldown – 150 x 4, 150 x 4, 115 x 12 (Reverse Grip)
Dumbbell Press – 45 x 4, 45 x 4, 30 x 12
Side Crunch – 2 x 10

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Doug is a Shotokan Karate student that enjoys sharing his Karate training experiences with everyone. He is a Computer Consultant, an ISSA Certified Personal Trainer, blogger and a freelance writer..

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