Wednesday, February 1, 2006

Entry #231
Today I tried a new max for bench press (no spotter) but it ended up
falling back down on me half-way up. Because my pecs were flexed it
bounced off and into a position that allowed me to grab it mid-angle
and push it over and down onto the floor. I deadlifted it up onto the
bench and re-racked the weights before trying again. It was the most
successful failure ever.

Bench press: 5 sets; 15, 8, 3, 3, 3 reps (45lbs, 135lbs, 185lbs, 225lbs, 235lbs)
4 sets; 1 rep (275lbs {failed}, 255lbs for the rest)
Weighted dips: 4 sets; 8 reps (45lb plate attached to waist)
Cable pushdowns: 4 sets; 8 reps (90lbs)
Front raises: 4 sets; 10 reps (25lb dumbbells)
Wide-grip pulldowns: 4 sets; 8 reps (145lbs)
Preacher curls: 4 sets; 8  reps (75lbs)

Only managed 5 meals. Must wake up earlier.


  1. I bench without a spotter. I always make sure I'm confident with the weight I'm currently at before I add any. I've dropped that bar on my chest too many times to try anything stupid.