It’s only the beginning of week 2 of my Soviet routine, however I FEEL like it is kicking in already. Today felt like the best day of all. Today’s routine was 6 sets of 4 reps. I of course added abs to the routine. Here is what I did:
Bench Press 6×4 at 175. I really struggled to get through the full sets, but was able to complete the 24 reps.
Back Squat 6×4 at 245. This is the first time I really felt as though I was working my legs. I completed all the reps but really felt the burn on this one.
Weighted Chin-ups 3×4 at 55 and 3×4 at 45. Chins have been by far the hardest of the three exercises and this day was no different. I focused on holding the last rep at the top for as long as possible. I wanted to add a little something to the exercise since I had to drop my weight. Also, dropping the weight is key. Hitting 4 reps is more important than maintaining the heavier weight. Push your muscles to their burning point and also, dropping the weight means more total weight. If I had stayed at my 65 lbs original weight I would have done 2×65=130. Instead I was able to do the 4 reps, so 4×45=180. I got more work in by dropping the weight.
I then finished with an abdominal routine.
3 sets of 8 standing ab crunches at 100 lbs.
2 sets of tri-set crunches on a decline bench. 10 lbs at 6 reps, 25 lbs at 6 reps and then 45 lbs at 15 reps.
1 set per side of barbell ab rotations. 10 reps per side at 45 lbs.
After completing my workout this is how I felt-
And of course I finished up with some AdvoCare Protein.