Feb 17th - Day A
Note: as usual, weights are for each Dumbbell (DB).
Before this workout I checked the correct technique of all exercises, as I felt like I may have been doing some things wrong. Turns out I was doing several things wrong, and was able to correct form while increasing weight.
1) Dumbbell front squat. 5x5 @ 40 / 45lbs
I was holding the DBs above my shoulders and not resting them anywhere on my body. By resting them (proper technique), I was able to increase weight to 40lbs for the first 3 sets and to 45lbs for the last 2. Should use 45lbs next time.
2) Alternating single Hand Dumbbell row. 5x5 @ 50lbs (+5lbs). Technique was fine before, but I was still able to increase weight.
3) Dumbbell bench press. 5x5 @ 45lbs (+10lbs). I was doing these all wrong. No wonder my pecs never felt like they were getting any work out! Main issue: I was going down too much (elbows were at an acute angle and wrists went as low as chest height). Proper technique: 90 degree angle on elbows.
So glad I could improve technique on this one and increase weight as a result.
4) Reverse crunch (3xF): 48, 42, 33.