3-4-14 – Bench Then Work

This bench day was slightly disappointing. I had been thinking the entire day that after school would consist of benching, and watching Dexter. Unfortunately, right as I sat on the bench in High Performance Fitness, I received a call from my work. My manager asked me to come in as soon as I can, so I told her I wouldn’t be able to come in until around 7 because I had to bench. So my entire workout was kind of hurried. I think I appreciate a hurried workout more than having all the time in the world, I feel as if it does my body more good. I’m always much more sore the following few days after it’s hurried. As for actual benching, the working sets felt good. My left arm is still a major factor and I’m becoming to realize that it may be affecting my numbers more than I originally anticipated. I really began noticing the differences between my two arms when I started tricep extensions with DBs. My left arm through the entire accessory felt significantly weaker and harder to move than my right. Hopefully, though time of including extra tricep exercises, I will gain more strength and I will be capable of lifting more on my bench. I know my bench should be much higher than where it is now. One way or another, I’ll find a way to increase my bench with strength and numbers.

Bench Press
Warm Ups
2 x 10 - 45
3 x 5 - 60, 75, 90
Working Sets
5 x 3 - 100, 115, 130
Pushups w/ hands on barbell x 100 in least amount of sets as possible - 30, 10, 20, 20, 20
Pendlay Rows 4 x 10 - 105
Standing Dumbbell Overhead Press (palms in) 3 x 12 - 25
Band Spreads 4 x 25
Dumbbell Tricep Extensions 3 x 10 - 15
Reverse Barbell Curls/Hammer Curls 3 x 10/10 - 50/ 25, 25, 20