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Monday, October 23, 2017

Bench Breakthrough

16 October 2017

Deadlift 405x5, 415x5, 435x3, 455x3, 435x3

Pulling seems to be right where it left off, after a month of no pulling. The deadlift is the most senseless exercise of all.

Bentover row 2s x 5

Squat, light 3s x 5

Seated leg curl x 20

18 October 2017

SlingShot bench press 335x5, 345x4, 370x3, 345x3

Remedial (non-SlingShot) bench press, paused, 275x5, 265x5

T-bar rows 4s x 8, 1s x 6

Hammer curls 4s x 8

Standing BTN press 135x5, 155x5, 165x5, 175x3, 135x3

Barbell curl 1s x 10, 3s x 8

Seated french press 3s x 10

Incline bench DB curls 3s x 8-10

20 October 2017

Paused squat 315x5, 335x5, 355x3

Squat 405x5, 425x5, 450x3, 405x5

Squat is still pretty strong. No wraps so far - used belt only.

Hack squat 4s x 12

Leg extension x 20

22 October 2017

Bench press 300x5, 320x3, 335x3, 340x3, 350x3, 300x3

Back to where I was in early September. Big surprise, considering how I was struggling with 335x2 in my last workout. I realized I was over-tucking my elbows when pressing raw (i.e. without a SlingShot) and that was making my bench press suck. So a matter of lost groove, not muscular weakness (if anything, my arms/shoulders look bigger after the lifting layoff).

Pulldowns 10-8-6-5

One-DB press 70 lbs. 3s x 6

Barbell curl 2s x 10, 3s x 8

Pushdowns 3s x 15

Incline bench DB curls 3s x 10

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