Of course, the big talk lately in the comic book world is the latest trailer for Captain America: Civil War. With the biggest subject being the arrival of Spider-Man in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Spider-Man was my favorite as a kid, as I always thought he had the coolest characters and most interesting stories. Plus, my boy Todd McFarlane was drawing for him, and I thought he was a God.
At the time I dug the Rami movies, but as time goes by they just don’t hold up. Ironically the one I like the most these days is Part 3. Sure, it has a lot weighing it down, but I think it has a lot of great stuff too. I loved The Amazing Spider-Man, but hated the sequel. So, it’s great to see him in this world finally, and he has the classic look to him. Civil War is going to be a hell of a movie though, a damn good chance it could be not only Marvel’s best, but the all time greatest comic book film.
Now, there’s another comic book film coming out that a few people are interested in as well, but let’s save that for tomorrow, shall we?
On to today’s workout, Legs, baby.
Squats – 175×3, 180×3, 185×3
My form is pretty crisp, however when I go real deep, I tend to lean forward coming out of the whole, I don’t think that’s wise. So, I may lower the weight, or just stay around this level until I can power out in crisp form.
Goblet Squat – 70×3, 75×3, 80×3
These are very underrated. For one, you can get amazing depth, and for two it works your arms, chest, delts, abs, and upper back with the static hold. Give’em a shot sometime.
Sissy Squat – 15, 15, 15
Stiff Leg Deadlift w/Dumbbells – 10, 10, 10
I went to failure on all of those sets, and I go as deep as possible with the Stiff Legs. Working the front & back of the legs in a superset is fantastic, and a great way to burn them out.
Hyper Extensions – 45×5, 5, 50×5, 5, 5
I remember way back when being all excited because I could bust out a few sets of bodyweight hypers. These are great to do after that superset, because your legs are toast.
Dumbbell Shelfing – 60×8 reps
I dig the Strongman stuff, but don’t have the equipment. So, this was kind of like the Atlas stone. I’d pick a dumbbell off the ground, and then place it on a shelf about chest height, then take it off and place it back down. I think just messing around with a heavy dumbbell is a great way to build practical strength.
Side Bends – 65×15, 70×12
Bench Sit Ups – 45×8
What I do here is sit at the end of a bench with a dumbbell, and then get into place for a Dumbbell Pullover, but go a little slower than usual, controlling the lay down. Then I get back up. This is all core, both ways, and if you don’t normally do these, will make your abs sore as hell.
Walking – 35 minutes
Through out the 35 minutes I would change the incline & decline on the treadmill to mix things up.