Wednesday is the recovery day. Due my sore body and that is good. I take enough time for my warming-up and warming-up sets squats and that felt good. The lightest weight training are the toughest. You need to stay focus. Coming Friday my weekly ‘normal’ powerlifting training. Curious what I’m able to do. Also the training will be at Spartacus, so this will bring some tension to it 🙂
Today’s work-out was hard. I keep up the pace between the sets (means less rest 🙂 ) So the weights are light only the speed of the whole workout makes it very tough and a very nice challenge to fullfill the workout.
My new way of ‘oldskool’ training is tough, due my sore body after each training 🙂 Therefore is the strechting cycle I use at the end of my training very important for me. Today’s went good and I did some sumo deadlifts for the first time again 🙂
Beaware that CardioPowerLifting is about keep up the pace between the sets, speed (explosiveness), focus (break your mental boundaries) and technique. This al together will gain your maximum strength.
Due some sore muscles I took today a little bit more time in my warmin-up (sets) therefore my training 15 minutes more time than my normal goal of 90 minutes work out. I find it important to react how my body is feeling. After my warming-up my body felt good and I came good on pace with my “light” 5×5 sets squats with 105kg. These sets did I within 8 minutes. After that I did the “wellknow” mindf@#k set. This set took me less than 5 minutes.
With my deadlift I did 3 sets of 4-in-1 sets (10 minutes) followed with 5×5 romanian deadlifts. The bench press I did the same as the squats. 5×5 80kg (within 5 minutes) followed by a mindf@#k set. Followed with fly’s and my strechting cycle.
Here the summary of the program followed by the video:
Planken 5x 35 seconds
Knee raises 5x 15
Goodmornings 5×8 40kg
Squats 2×8 20kg 2×8 50kg 2×5 80kg 5×5 105kg
Mindf@#k set: 1x125kg 1x135kg 1x145kg 1x155kg 2x145kg 3x135kg 3x120kg
Deadlift 4-in-1 for 3 sets: 3x120kg 3x130kg 2×140 1x150kg
Romanian deadlifts 5×5 90kg
Bench press 2×8 20kg 2×8 40kg 2×5 60kg 5×5 80kg
Mindf@#k set 1x90kg 1×97,5kg 1×102,5kg 1×107,5 1x110kg 2x105kg 2x100kg 3x95kg 3x90kg
Fly’s 5×8 5kg
In the philosophy of CardioPowerLifting you have one “normal” powerlifting training. Just to check if your (maximum) strength is improving. This training is the contrary of the CardioPowerLifting session. This means you do less sets and take enough rest between the sets. You shall feel that your body is getting restless and earlier ready to do the next set. Take rest. This training can also be done in 90 minutes.
Watch first last week Friday normal powerlifting training.
And now today’s program:
Because my body felt really sore from the training sessions of this week. I did less in the warm-up excersises (planken & goodmornings)
Below the first steps about explanation of CardioPowerLifting
1. light weight
2. keep op the pace / short pauses between with working sets
3. Take your time for your warm-up sets and keep up the pace between those sets.
4. Total training is based on the variations about the powerlifting excercises.
5. Focus on your technique
6. Goal create a mindf*#k during your training session 😉
7. Working sets are maximum 5 reps
8. Weekly you have 1 normal powerlifting training session
9. Focus on a maximum of 90 minutes work-outs
10. Put 3-in-1 excersises in your program (these can be variation of the excersises of in- and/or decrease the weight within the set.
11. Powerlifting = 30% + 30% technique + 40% mental
More explanation about the way of training and specific excersises will come. Like the explanation of 3-in-1 sets 🙂
Please also my ‘basic’ training philosophy at the of the page ‘The Why‘
Today the focus was on the recovery, because coming Friday the weekly normal powerlifting session is on the program. Therefore lower weights than previous days. Nevertheless the speed of the training was killing 🙂
Planken 5x 35 seconds
Knee raises 5x 15
Good mornings 5×8 40kg
Squats 2×8 20kg 2×8 50kg 2×5 80kg (warm-up sets)
3-in-1 squats (variation of slow, pause & normal squats)
5 sets with 100kg 2 reps slow, 3 reps pause & 2 reps normal (speed)
Deadlift 3-in-1 sets 5 sets of 3 reps 110kg, 2 reps 115kg and 1 reps 120kg
Bench press 2×8 20kg 2×8 40kg 2×5 60kg (warm-up sets)
3-in-1 bench press 3 sets with 80kg 3 reps narrow, 3 reps middle & 3 reps wide grip
4 th set with 75kg & 5th with 70kg.
Most important in my opinion is to fullfill your set & reps instead of heavy weights 😉