I had a stressful day in the editing room preparing programs I have been involved in for the launch of LA Muscle TV on Sky TV early next month, but I seemed to be on auto-pilot as I found myself at the entrance to the gym thinking to myself - What am I doing here? I have too much work to do, and am feeling drained from my morning cardio/ab blast, and stress of the day.
But I continued on auto-pilot into the gym and started my calf workout. I soon found the energy and strength within to somehow turn around what could have quite easily been a missed workout, into what was probably my best calf workout I think I've ever had!
I'm never without my iPod in the gym, and can always be heard listening to either Trance from such DJ's as Tiesto, Armin Van Burin, and Deadmau5, or hip-hop/rap, mostly going through the entire catalog of Lil' Wayne's songs. (I mostly have on Trace during cardio because the fast beat, and europhic state of mind it puts me in, helps me keep to a rythmn during such workouts, and Hip-Hip/Rap when weight lifting, which has a slower beat that I usually lift to, and melody's that just get me pumped. If you've heard some of Lil Wayne's latest mix tapes then you'll know what I mean!)
Ok, so here is the workout that I did this evening, and as always, you can check out my bodyspace for a full listing of the sets, reps and weights.
As always before training, I took 5g of L-Glutamine, and 5g of BCAA's to help protect from the breakdown of muscle , which is especially important as I am dieting and want to try and keep as muscle muscle as possible whilst losing fat. I also took 2 tablets of Norateen Hollywood Body. A natural testosterone booster that helps give me focus and a greater sense of strength when training. For a full listing of supplements, check out my post on my fitness website.
Standing Calf Raises
Seated Calf Raises
Bent Donkey Calf Raises
I couldn't even find enough weight to hit muscle failure!
Incline Donkey Raises
Rotary Calf Machine
Each exercise performed as a tri-set with no rest between exercises.
Pronated Dumbbell Wrist Curls
Seated Barbell Wrist Curls
D-Grip Squeezes (aka: Ivanko Super Gripper)