Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Bench press
Up to 317.5 x 3
Everything, including warm-up and work-up sets, felt shockingly heavy, but this was an improvement. I've gained 5 lbs since being sick and am looking much bigger, alternatively. It definitely feels like I need a deload. Pec tendons hurt for the first time in awhile. I should not dumbbell press AND close-grip bench on both press days of the week. Pick one.

Close-grip bench
195 x 8, 9, 8, 8

10, 12, 20
90 x 8, 10, 10

Clean and press
205 x 3, push-press x 5
My clean endurance is terrible. Need to Crossfit this bitch. My overhead strength seems to be getting better at least. I will say that cleaning under fatigue seems to force me to not use my arms as much and to really throw the thing up out of necessity, which is a good habit to practice.

Bodybuilding stuff for chest, tris, rear-delts, and biceps

As I touched on earlier, I've gained 5 lbs in total and weigh 212 now. Arms and chest in particular seem to be growing (belly too, though some of it is carb bloat).