2-12-14 – Bench Press

It’s Wednesday February 12th but I just call it bench day. I’m very thankful that Abraham Lincoln was born on bench day because It got me out of school and now I can have a productive day starting with the gym. This will be my first day of benching since the meet and I’m starting to pause the weight on my chest before I bring it up so when meet time comes it will be second nature. I notice a slight difference in difficulty but I’m sure it will feel natural in no time. Even when it is just week one of my cycle and the weight is relatively light I still try to treat each set like theirs 1000 pounds on the bar so my set up is always exactly the same. Overall today was a great day in the gym and I’m sure I will be feeling it tomorrow.

Bench Press
Warm Ups
2 x 10 - 45
3 x 5 - 80, 100, 120
Working Sets
3 x 5 - 130, 150, 170
Pushups w/ hands on Dumbells 4 x 10 - 2 chains on my back
Lat Pulldowns 4 x 12 - 130
Dumbbell Side Raises 3 x 15 - 20
Band Spread 4 x 25 - red band
Tricep Pushdowns w/ Grenades 3 x 15 - 50
Hammer Curls 3 x 12 - 30