July 3, 2012
I am sure that you had to really grunt your through those deadlifts. This is the point of no return. Look at what you have done, it is pretty impressive. You are done yet though. Those deadlifts left you with nothing in the tank? Then you have to dig deeper because it is time to move on. take a 2 minute break when you are done deadlifting. You will gain muscle lose fat doing this next one.
Exercise number 4 is standing barbell shoulder presses. Do not do this lift from a rack. Lift it off of the ground. This will add more intensity to the exercise. Deadlift the weight from the floor using a standard palms down grip. When you are standing clean the weight to your upper chest. You should never press any amount of weight that you can not clean first. Push press the first rep all the way up. Lower the weight to your chin level and use only your shoulder strength to press the weight back up. Press for 8 reps. Use the push press for a couple of extra reps for added intensity.
When you use more weight than you can clean, you are putting your lower back at greater risk of injury. You will be tempted to try to make the exercise easier by lowering the weight too soon. Fight it. Only lower the weight for the last 2 sets, so that you can reach 10 reps. Try this to blast away body fat. You are going to be really feeling it after this one that is for sure. It is not time to give up yet.