back to the barbell

It's been a month since my failure at the meet and it's time to start doing some barbell work.  I didn't feel like I did anything to warrant a break but it is necessary downtime in the attempt to prevent injuries.


Saturday 01.11.2020

box squats - used buffalo bar - box set 1" above parallel

worked up to 425 for several sets ranging from 5 reps to 8 reps per set


stiff leg dumbbell deadlifts

worked up to 75's for 3 sets of 8 reps


cable crunches

4 sets of 20 reps


Sunday 01.12.2020

barbell bench - all work done to boards

2 board- worked up to 365 for 2 sets of 3 reps

4 board- worked up to 405 for 2 sets of 3 reps


back supported seated barbell military pin press (yep its a new one for me)

press was about 3" to lockout

worked up to 395 for 2 sets of 3 reps


low pulley cable rows

130 for 5 sets of 20 reps


Squats felt good on Saturday and the bench work felt awful on Sunday. My shoulders are strong, triceps are better than I thought but my bench sucks. In speaking with Todd he thinks its a lack of timing when transitioning from my chest to triceps during the press. In other words, I forgot how to bench.

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