Nice work in here bro.
Tommyboy, PL87, thanks. You two are huge inspirations to me and keep me going.
About the DLs - I was looking at how I did a 315x12 at the end of my set with conventional deads, and I *THINK* it might be stronger than my sumo. I'll do an ME conv next week to see just how strong that is.
Friday: DE Bench
DB Bench Press (elbows to sides)
Standing Lat ab thing (in actually i probably did like 5x10 or 5x15)
Iso work for bench press
3x3x275lbs - hold for 5 seconds at 2" off chest.
The Iso work was HARD. REALLY HARD. I hope it helped strengthen my sticking point.
Good lookin DE day man, im sure those paused benches off the chest were fun.
Nice benching. The iso work sounds interesting. I have never heard of that.
Thanks guys. I read about the iso work somewhere, about how it strengthens the muscle contraction (but only at that specific point of the movement). We'll see how well it does tomorrow during ME bench.
Monday: DE DL day
Cardio: 2.5mi run
DE Convential DL
Sitting DB Hammer Curls
DB Lunges (really hard - with 60's in hand)
Tuesday: ME Bench
315x1 MISS (misaligned it, then struggled the rest of the time)
315x1 (i drove through my toes instead of my heels. I find it gives a better arch)
275x5 practicing pop
225x14 PR! The most reps I've done with 225. I wonder how many I could do fresh...
DB Press with elbows in
Standing Ab Crunches
Very strong PR, congrads
Awesome bench PR. I guess you're good at reps as compared to singles just like I am.
Thanks, guys. PL87 Yeah I guess I'm not horrible at reps, but the 1RM is what I wish I could improve on...
Thursday: ME DL Day
ME Conv DL's
440x1 DOUBLE PR
Felt really, really good. I think the chucks helped out a lot, but my hips are still coming up too fast. Need to work on hip strength some more.
Seated Hammer Curls
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Friday: DE Bench
DE Bench - Ring fingers on Rings
Wide Grip - working on pop
Shoulder DB Press
Weighted Side Bends
DB Bench Press, elbows tucked
Very solid day with lots of volume. I'm pleased.
Very good looking bench session. Nice pull too.
your journal always makes me feel weak
haha, lookin' good man
5'10", 170lbs, 10% bf
Bench:255 Squat:295 Dead:400
Snatch:145 C&J: 205
Chin-Up: +135 Dip: +100
Max Pull-Ups: 44
CrossFit Lv. 1, ACE-CPT
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Your benching and deadlifting look superb.
Thanks dudes. I'm moving back down to my LA apartment on Sunday where I have access to a proper power rack, so we'll see where my squat is at then.
Saw that new dead lift on the video wall, very nice. I love the music playing in the background too, I think it was at first john mayer and then sean kingston. You should at five more pounds just because you had to dead lift to the sounds of waiting on the world to change.
nice deadlift PR! Keep up the hard work, you'll get your goals in no time
Great deadlift PR and nice DE work.
Sweet, thanks guys for the support.
Sunday: DE Squats
DE Low Box Squats
DE Narrow Sumo DLs
Chest-supported Rows (yes!)
DB Hammer Curls
I'm going in later today for a ME bench day, but my back is completely sunburned so we'll see how that affects things.
Nice lower DE work man. Just a suggestion on the DE box squats maybe try doing 10x2 instead of 8x3. I was always taught to do DE benching for sets of 3, DE squatting for sets of 2 and DE pulling for sets of 1.
Wednesday: "RE" Bench Day
My sunburn was INTENSE and pressing off of my traps was like pure death. I ended up doing heavy 5x5's instead of pushing the heavy singles.
DB Military Press
Sunburns got to me and I couldn't finish my ab exercise.
Yo dude wheres the workouts?