Huge Overhead Press PR w/Video & Some Benching

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I am currently in an "off-season" phase focused on putting on some serious bodyweight while still getting stronger. I'm also raising an awesome infant boy, while still working, training and living life. My next competition will be the USS National Championship in late June where I'll be competing in the 220# class.

Monday morning I woke up and knew it was my  overhead pressing day. I also knew it was my heavy week. Then I had this thought, "I bet I'm good for 300 pounds today". The press volume back in December and January really was moving my press in the right direction and the increase in body weight in the past 13 weeks couldn't hurt. So I decided I'd make that attempt Monday afternoon when it was time to train. Below is a video and how it played out.

 

 

2.6.15

A. Strict Overhead Press

95x5

135x5

175x5

200x3

225x1

250x1

275x1 - This tied a previous PR.

290x1 - Last time I attempted 300 I jumped from 275 to 300 and missed it. I decided to go for a small PR here. I debated on 285 or 290 here and went with 290.

300x1 - PR

175x5

175x5

175x5

175x5

175x5

 

A2. Pull Ups

5 sets of 10

 

B1. Paused Bench Press

135x5

225x5

250x5

285x5

320x5

285x5

250x5

 

B2. Seated Row

5 sets of 10

 

C. Incline DB Bench Press

75x20, 11, 8

 

D. Machine Curl

20, 18, 16

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