Last night was my first time wearing a bench shirt. I bought a Metal Viking Presser (single-ply poly) shirt from a local powerlifter who owns a gym. I did a session with him in it and touched 270lbs fairly easily in it. That's about 30-35lbs better than what I estimate my raw max to be right now.
It came off my chest really easy but slowed right down about half way up. Time to add some heavy lockout training. I'm going to be training with this guy hopefully 2 times a week and the rest I'll be on my own but I'll have access to bands, boards, etc. from now on.
August is provincials. I'll have my squat suit before then and some time to practice in it. It's time to start setting some records!
Squat - 595lbs -- 270kg -- Dec. 31, '09 (Provincial Record @100kg class)
Bench - 374lbs -- 170kg -- Dec 20, '08 (@100kg class)
Dead - 589lbs -- 267.5kg -- Dec 20, '08 (Provincial Record @100kg class)
Total: 1537lbs -- 697.5kg -- Dec 20, '08 (Provincial Record @ 100kg class)
Bench Only -- 358lbs -- 162.5kg -- Nov. 25, '07 (Provincial Record @ 90kg class)
Bench Only -- 376lbs -- 171kg -- Jan. 26, '08 (Provincial Record @ 100kg class)