While I might not still be back to 100%, I'm healthy enough to compete bench only. Therefore, I am currently in meet prep, where I will compete at the APF/AAPF Summer Bash on July 29th, 2017. I'll be competing the 132-lb. weight class, multi-ply, where I look to bench press 500+ pounds, yet still mending my low back issues.

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Sunday's training was my final main bench press day for the meet. I've still got some dynamic effort work to come into play, but this was the finale. Just getting up to my opener in the shirt (likely to be 451), and then hitting some raw supplemental work, and very light accessory work. I feel that I've taken away a lot of good stuff from being in the bench shirt again, and that my bench press has made some significant progress this training cycle. Time to round out some final things, and then rest up, make weight, and SFW on meet day.

Items Used in this Training Session
Sabertooth Bench Bar
Metal Jack Bench Shirt
Red Shoulder Saver
EZ Loaders
Monster Mini Band
Mini Band

Warm Up
Cats & Camels - 10
Quadraped T-Spine Ext - 10 each
Band Dislocations - 10
Alternating Band Dislocations - 10 each
Band Pressdowns - 15
Band Straight Arm Lat Pulldowns - 15
Band Face Pulls - 15
Single Arm Band Fly - 15 each
Band Rows - 15
Band Curls - 15

A1) Bench Press
345x1 - add shirt, didn't touch

B1) Shoulder Saver (Red) Bench Press vs Chains
235x5 - 2 chains per side
235x5 - 3 chains per side
235x5 - 4 chains per side

C1) Decline Rolling Tricep Extensions

D1) Band Pressdowns
100 total reps
D2) Band Pull Aparts
100 total reps