shirted bench work

At just under 3 weeks out and my bench work has been a roller coaster. I've easily pressed a weight one week and a couple of weeks later it's stapled me.  I put on a new, smaller, shirt today to see what happens.


worked up to 315 raw

put on new Metal Ace bench shirt - one size smaller than I had been training in

worked to a 3 board

405 for a single

455 for a single

495 for a single

worked to a 2 board

545 for a single

My bench work went well today and while I haven't touched in this shirt I think it will be the one I use at the meet. I'll try and touch and press something at 1 week out and just go for it.


lat pulldowns

3 sets of 20 controlled reps


barbell military press - behind the head

95 for 3 sets of 8 reps


JM press with SS Yoke bar

225 for 2 sets of 8 reps


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