Hi, Sup, it's me, back from the dead...or maybe back from like learning to navigate life and other things. Anyway, creeping up on a year of no competing/sporadic training and I can't help but think it's time to make some moves. Full power obviously is my ultimate goal for competing, but I'm thinking as I continue to heal, I'd like to venture into some other things.
I'll start by competing in a random spontaneous bench only meet September 2nd in Ohio, which honestly will be interesting seeing as I've barely been training, let alone benching. But hey, gotta jump some day right? I don't care about a weight class or even so much the weight that I bench, I'm just going to focus on having fun and changing my whole competing mindset - it was very unhealthy in the past.
December I plan to compete again, but this time single-ply, bench only. I think it will be fun to learn how to bench in a shirt and take on a new challenge while I continue to try to heal my back, so I can one day return to full power. I've made some progress in regards to my back, but I'm still trying to navigate, still figuring out what irritates it, what helps, etc. I can feel fine in training, and then two days later not be able to bend over - this is a problem I realize.
Anyway, I'm super excited to just get back to the platform and begin to build up my strength again. Training kicked off with me testing a max just to see where I'm at. I benched 210, but when I look back in the video I could've definitely gotten probably 10lbs more, so that's a great starting point!
Stretching (glutes & hamstrings)
Bench: 155x2, 175x1, 200x1, 210x1
Bench Single Ply: Bunch of fails and trying to figure out the shirt @ 235 + (not sure what Casey really had on the bar actually.
Tricep Extensions: 50x3x12
Dumbbell front raise/side raise: (9lbs) 3x10
Back Extensions: 3x10