I hope you all had a Merry Christmas! I had an awesome time with family, and we all ate a lot of food. With all of the relaxation, I ended up taking an extra day off from the gym.
It was back to the grind this morning and I started a new training supplement: MP Assault pre workout. I just picked this up last night.
MP Assault Pre Workout
I’m highlighting the MusclePharm Assault preworkout because I had gone most of last week without any type of true pre workout supplement. I do this from time to time. You body gets used to stimulants so you need to take breaks.
This seems to be a new version of MP Assault pre workout. At least it looks different from what I tried a couple years ago.
Most pre workout supplements focus on giving you a pump and endurance. MP Assault is geared toward energy and strength.
I took a rounded scoop this morning and I started feeling the energy about 20 minutes later when I arrived at the gym. I can certainly attest to the energy surge and increased strength. And I needed that after coming off of a weekend of gluttony!
Pull Workout with Assault
I said earlier this was my back day but I actually did a full pull workout. This means I trained back, traps, and biceps. I’m still on the Push > Pull > Legs workout program.
I like the results I’m seeing in my physique. My diet hasn’t been the best lately yet I’m still fairly tight with lean muscle. I attribute that to training harder and doing more overall volume.
Here’s this morning’s Pull Workout:
- Plate-Loaded Rows
- 5 sets x 15, 12, 12, 10, 8 reps
- Hammer Strength Low Rows
- 4 sets x 12 reps
- Lat Pulldowns
- 4 sets x 15 reps
- Cable Pullovers
- 3 sets x 15 reps
- Shoulder Shrugs (plate-loaded)
- 5 sets x 12 reps
- Preacher Curls
- 10 sets x 10 reps
I started out with some heavy back yet I kept the reps in the bodybuilding rep range. This is said to be 8-12 reps. And I went up to 15 reps for a few exercises.
The reps bring on the pump, which expands the muscle. I like to have a nice mix of heavier weights that are towards the 8 rep range and lighter weights with more reps. More reps equates to more overall training volume, and that leads to bigger and more defined muscles.
I hit a few sets for traps followed the the old school German Volume Training method for biceps. 10 x 10 (10 sets of 10 reps, with about 30-45 seconds of rest between sets).
I was struggling last week without having my typical pre workout supplement. Taking Assault this morning got me extremely motivated and I had a phenomenal workout.
I’ll continue taking Assault throughout this month and most of January 2017. I also plan to stay on the Push > Pull > Legs workout program a while longer.
Train with Passion,