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Saturday, July 7, 2012

Going for a Max in the Bench Press

6 July 2012

Great day today. As planned, I went for a new BP max and got it. Here's how it went:

Warmup - sets of 2-5 reps with weights up to 225 lbs.
255 x 1 - 285 x 1 - 315 x 1 - 345 x 1 - 370 x 1 (PR by 10 lbs.)

Debated whether I should go for 365 or 370 on the last attempt. 315 felt like 215, so I decided to be ambitious. My form was shitty and I raised my ass off the bench toward the end of the lift, but I'll take it. I'm pretty stoked about hitting 370 this early in the year; this was my target weight for 2012, so I might add a pound or two to it by year-end. Still over 5 months to go.

Bent-over rows, light, 4 sets x 10-12

DB preacher curls 3 sets

DB skullcrushers 3 sets

Chest-supported DB reverse flyes 2 sets, high reps w. 15-lb. DBs

Standing ultra-wide-grip BTN press 3 sets, light

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