Smoke and mirrors

plate_loaded_overhead_press[1]Today was shoulder and back day.  I ended with a couple sets on the Cybex plate loaded shoulder press.  I don’t know what it is with the physics/leverage on this piece of equipment but it literally doubles the amount of weight I could normally handle with shoulder press barbell work.

Keep in mind this was at the end of my workout after I have done stuff like handstand push ups so my shoulders were already well worked.  I still managed to squeeze out a very legit 3 reps with three big plates on each side.  It’s a magical piece of equipment.

Today’s Workout

5 minutes cardio/stretching

60 second wall handstand

Cybex seated row – 110lbs x 12

Belly to wall handstand push ups x 5

Cybex seated row – 170lbs x 10

Belly to wall handstand push ups x 5

Cybex seated row – 230lbs x 6

Belly to wall handstand push ups x 5

Lat cable pull down – 100lbs x 12

Straight arm plate front raise – 45lbs x 10

Lat cable pull down – 120lbs x 10

Straight arm plate front raise – 45lbs x 10

Lat cable pull down – 140lbs x 6

Straight arm plate front raise – 45lbs x 10

Cybex plate loaded shoulder press – 190lbs x 8

Cybex plate loaded shoulder press – 280lbs x 3

 

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