The Best Strength Blog 2016: Cycle 2 - Fitness Rangers

The Best Strength Blog 2016: Cycle 2

The Best Strength Blog 2016: Cycle 2
August 29, 2016 fitnessrangers
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Strength Training

by Robert Best

DISCLAIMER: This is the second cycle in Bobby’s Strength Program. If you haven’t tried the first cycle, click here.

Do you want to start working out but don’t know where to start? Do you already work out and want to push your training to the next level? Well then you have come to the right place. This blog will be dedicated to giving you a simple yet affective training program to train your strength ability in a quick and efficient workout. If you have ever wanted to try strength training but didn’t know how to use it or if you have been working out for a while and want change up your day-to-day routine to break a plateau, then it might behove you to at least keep reading, and maybe even try the first few workouts to see how it compliments or helps build your workout routine.

The benefits of strength training include:

  • Increases the ease in which you do all your daily activities
  • Raises your average metabolic rate
  • Increase the calories burned in other workouts
  • Strengthens the joints, bones, and muscles to decrease injury risk

The strength workouts in this program were designed from some of the simplest yet most effective strength programs used by athletes and average Joes alike, because they work. Each workout has a first lift (the most important) and your goal is to increase the weight in these lifts. Every set in these exercises is meant to get a little heavier every set, every week. Then in a few weeks time, you will see how strong you are for these lifts, and gauge your improvement. Every day has two other exercises you will do to help work the other muscles of the body. With all three workouts done over the course of the week, you will push every muscle in your body to it’s limit, forcing it and you to get stronger every week.

 The key to the workouts:
  • Keep track of your weights for every set for every day (especially the ones with percentages)
  • Take at least one day off in between every day
  • Listen to your body, if a certain exercise hurts or doesn’t feel right, keep it out, and seek guidance on form before continuing
  • Only do reps that have good form, don’t do a lift with bad form just to lift (safety first!)

We will be updating this post weekly! So revisit this page to get all the weekly routine updates!

Day 1
  • Pause Squat Warm Up 2×5, 3×5 (75%,80%,85%)
  • Single Leg RDL 3×6 each side
  • Single Arm Row 3×10 each side

Day 2

  • Push Press 2×5, 3×5 (75%,80%,85%)
  • Hang High Pull 3×6
  • Step Ups 3×8 each side
Day 3
  • Sumo Deadlift 2×5, 3×5 (75%,80%,85%)
  • DB Bench Press 3×8
  • Reverse Pull Down 3×10

Day 1

  • Pause Squat Warm Up 2×5, 3×3 (80%,85%,90%)
  • Single Leg RDL 4×6 Each
  • SA Row 4×10 Each

Day 2

  • Push Press 2×5, 3×3 (80%,85%,90%)
  • Hang High Pull 4×6
  • Step Ups 4×8 Each

Day 3

  • Sumo Deadlift 2×5, 3×3 (80%,85%,90%)
  • DB Bench Press 4×8
  • Reverse Pull Down 4×10

Week 3

Day 1

  • Pause Squat Warm Up 2×5, 5x 75%, 3x 85%; As many as possible at 95%
  • Single Leg RDL 5×6 Each
  • SA Row 5×10 Each
Day 2
  • Push Press 2×5, 5x 75%, 3x 85%; As many as possible at 95%
  • Hang High Pull 5×6
  • Step Ups 5×8 Each

Day 3

  • Sumo Deadlift 2×5, 5x 75%, 3x 85%; As many as possible at 95%
  • DB Bench Press 5×8
  • Reverse Pull Down 5×10

Week 4

Day 1

  • Pause Squat Warm Up 3×5 (55%,60%,65%)
  • Single Leg RDL 2×12 Each
  • SA Row 2×20 Each
Day 2
  • Push Press 3×5 (55%,60%,65%)
  • Hang High Pull 2×12
  • Step Ups 2×16 Each

Day 3

  • Sumo Deadlift 3×5 (55%,60%,65%) (95%)
  • DB Bench Press 2×16 Each
  • Reverse Pull Down 2×10


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