My goals as I begin this journal: To achieve a 500 pound raw bench press and stay at/under the 242 pound weight class within the next two years.

current best as of today - 425 touch and go, almost 2 months ago at BW of 230 lbs.

best paused bench 385 (still working on perfecting my form)

first competition coming up this Saturday. Will post back results afterwards

and the training log begins...