Reverse and Hair Metal Bands with Floor Press: (VIDEO Included)

Monster Garage Gym/Maroscher Coaching Log: By MGG owner, 2-Time WPC World Powerlifting Champion, Eric Maroscher. (Log number XX).
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This installment of the MONSTER GARAGE GYM/Maroscher Coaching Log features Top 50 ALL TIME American Bencher (in two weight classes, 181 & 198) Mike Strom.

The purpose of this log is to show you a few bench related movements that you might not have in your arsenal of training movements. Specifically this log features Mike training floor press with reverse EliteFTS average bands. Additionally, skull crushers with EliteFTS micro bands and chain extensions. Mike is currently benching 670LBS at a bdw of 193LBS and he is about 10 weeks out from the APF Senior Nationals. Mike was the 2014 Senior Nationals Best Lifter and he is looking to better his total and improve his place on the Top 50 ALL TIME American Bencher list in the process.

This training session included some experimentation with the supplemental movements. Mike is like the MacGyver of the MGG. He will put together a wide variety of exercises, some of which are his own creation, and try them out. In the experimentation process, some movements or combinations of movements end up in the trash, and others end up becoming a valued tool in his already complete training tool box. The point is, if you have a good foundation of basics and rock solid technique, you can add your own touch to a training program so it is tailored to your own specific needs. Every powerlifter is very different and thus we all have different movements that work for us better than movements that might work better for others.

The footage in the accompanying video captures a good chunk of Mike’s training from the day. *The training footage in this video (filmed in HD, let load to 720 or 1080 for HD quality). Mike’s complete log from the day is written out below for your perusal.

We hope you find this video and log as a whole of use to you in your training. Please let us know by your comment(s) if these logs are useful to you and what we can do to make the better, or what you already like about them.

As always, thank you for following the Monster Garage Gym/Maroscher coaching log. We hope you found this log and our other prior logs of benefit to you. Ever Onward, Eric Maroscher.
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Mike’s Training log for this session:
Floor Press with reverse average band- Bar x 10, 135 x 10, add band- 225 x 10, 315 x 5,5, 405 x 3, 455 x 3, 495 x 1, 515 x miss.
Skull Crusher with micro minis- 5 x 15-20
Chain Extensions- 1 set with 2 chains, 2 sets with added micro mini
Pulldowns- 5 sets
Band Face Pull- 3 sets
Hammer Curl - 3 sets
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Monster Garage Gym/Maroscher coaching log by:
Eric Maroscher, 2-Time WPC World Powerlifting Champion, Columnist, Elitefts, Team Elitefts Member, Owner, Monster Garage Gym.

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