Weighted Chins are increasing nicely as well. Since I'm in no rush, I'm taking the simple + slow route and only adding 2.5# a week. Added in DB shrugs because I want to really emphasize my upper back in support/accessory work. It won't hurt to do some variation of upper back exercise every time I work out. I figure 4 days of workout a week means I can hit all planes of movement (vertical pull up/down, horizontal pull in).
Probably should have done the DB Shrugs with Fat Gripz, but I only just thought of that now. I'd like to start adding weight-vest walks, farmers walks, and Turkish getups into my workouts soon. Turkish Getups and Farmers might go well as a "finisher". Never done much farmers walks in my gym as they're a little awkward, but the benefits make sense for me to figure out a good method.
As I build my strength base and work-capacity, I've been looking at the total volume lifted more and more. I'm not sure, but I think it's helpful when I'm doing a double-progression to compare the workout volume. It's harder to tell if you're increasing each workout when you're mixing up sets/reps and weights. All this could mean nothing, but at least it's another metric to look at. Plus when I write it all out it kind of makes me feel like a bad-ass.
|Bench Press, w/ Fat Gripz||45||10||2||13,175|
|Hip Adduction Machine||140||100||1||14,000|
|Hanging Leg Raise||15||10||3||450|
Almost forgot to put a picture of a baby elephant in.