Monday, January 22, 2007

Entry #365

ME upper~body

Bench press:
45 lbs., 20 reps
45 lbs., 20 reps
135 lbs., 12 reps
185 lbs., 8 reps
225 lbs., 5 reps
255 lbs., 3 reps
This was a 10 lb. increase that posed no difficulty.

Military press:
45 lbs., 15 reps
95 lbs., 12 reps
115 lbs., 3 reps
Standing up added balance issues, despite the weight feeling light. Indeed, I've repped nearly twice this amount with dumbbells while seated. Also, there was no recruitment of power thrusts for momentum, due to caution being placed on the mechanics of the movement; this was performed strictly with shoulders alone. Still, this was a worthwhile introduction to standing presses.

Seated cable rows:
120 lbs., 12 reps
150 lbs., 10 reps
150 lbs., 10 reps
150 lbs., 10 reps
120 lbs., 6 reps

Bent~over flyes:
35 lb. dumbbells, 12 reps
3 sets

2 sets, 15 reps


  1. Wow, thought I was the only one who warmed up with the bar......twice.....on benching.

  2. I always do. I'm very careful with prepping my shoulders.

  3. Military presses are easily my favorite exercise, despite my shoulder.  There's nothing more satisfying than having a giant weight over your head.  Hope you build back up soon.

  4. Told you standing presses were hard!!