Wednesday, May 7, 2014

Bench press:
230 x 5
265 x 5
300 x 5
> This didn't improve, and if anything has gotten even worse. Bar feels like it's going through quicksand at the very top so I'll try to concentrate on my triceps, even though it's probably just something cyclical.

It will be interesting to see if my 3 week is as strong as ever, and that I lose a lot of strength in greater rep ranges but remain as explosive as ever with 1-3. It would make sense given my genetics. I have experience coming back from inactivity to beast the 3 and 1 week in the bench press, but almost never the 5, so I'm eager to see a back-to-back comparison.

Oh, and I'm more than okay with 300x5 being a bad day.

Close-grip bench:
205 x 10, 10, 9, 7

Dumbbell rows:
125 x 5 x 10

Slow, wide incline dumbbell press:
45s x 15, 12, 10
> Amazing what you can make difficult if you want it to be.

Bilateral dumbbell Pendlay rows:
135s x 3 x 5

Might do rear-delts and biceps later. Shoulders felt a little achy while bench pressing, but pec-tendons feel fantastic.