Workout Wednesday: 01-18-12

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Today’s workout is all about power.

Three of the best overall exercises that exist are the flat-bench bench press, deadlifts and squats and when you combine them in to one workout, you’re on route for some serious success.

These three workouts get three of the biggest muscles and muscle groups in your body and help build muscle in other parts of your body as well.  The flat-bench bench press works the entire chest region, the front shoulders, and the triceps.  Squats work the entire lower body and some of your upper body like back, abdominals, and shoulders because it’s stabilizing your body and the weight you are holding while you’re moving.  The deadlift works your entire body from your shoulders, down your arms, through your grip in to your back, down your glutes, in to your hamstrings and down to your feet.  Not to mention using your core/abs like crazy so you don’t fall over.  The deadlift is known to some as the king of workouts.  I’m also throwing in the Olympic Clean and Press for those of you who are enthusiastic. It’s my favorite full body exercise but not one to be attempted if you don’t know what you’re doing.

  • Flat-Bench Bench Press: Preform 3-5 sets starting with a weight that you can push 10-12 times and finishing with a weight that you can push 4-6 times.
  • Barbell Squat: Preform 3-5 sets starting with a weight that you can push 10-12 times and finishing with a weight that you can push 4-6 times.
  • Deadlift: Preform 3-5 sets starting with a weight that you can push 10-12 times and finishing with a weight that you can push 4-6 times.
  • Olympic Clean and Press: Preform 3-5 sets starting with a weight that you can push 10-12 times and finishing with a weight that you can push 4-6 times.

 

Make sure you do a good stretch after this workout, you’re going to need it (especially you’re lower back and hamstrings!)

 

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