Legs, Chest, Triceps (Phase 2)

The rep numbers are increasing a bit, and I can’t help it. As much as I love the feeling of strength building up, I much prefer the balance of a good poundage with sufficient reps to make for a skin-stretching pump. No changes to the training split at this point, but I am increasing the number of reps here and there…

Quads: Step-back lunges (2×12,10); Sissy squats (2×12,10)
Hamstrings: Stiff-legged deadlifts (1×14); Leg curls (2×12,10)
Calves: Donkey calf raises (2×50,40); One-legged calf raises (2×15,12)
Chest: Incline DB presses (2×15,10); Incline flyes (1×10); DB bench presses (2×12,10); DB flyes (1×10)
Triceps: Lying extensions (2×12,10); Overhead extensions (1×10); Bench dips (2×12,10)
Note: My current PowerBlock gym split is based on the Phase 2 workout in the 20 Pounds of Muscle in 10 Weeks e-book.

Summary: I only increased a few reps here and there as a means to increase tension times, but it made a big difference in feel. Plus, it’s getting close to time to change the routine up a bit, so this is a good way to transition into the next training phase. I’ll likely stick with the every-other-day split for a while, as it seems to be a good balance of rest/recovery and volume. For now, this was great workout.
Diet, Supplements & Nutrient Timing: For meal-by-meal diets plus training and nutrition info, see the X-treme Lean e-book.