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10/30/2013 8:06:12 AM - Dave Kirschen
Raw bench for reps

Thursday was a raw bench day, and although I finished my 3-week wave, I decided to add a 4th week for a couple of reasons.

First, I'm planing on taking this week off to rest up for this weekend's UGSS, and I didn't want to start a new wave then immediately miss a week.

Second, The previous week was easier than expected, and i felt like I could establish a new 5-rep max.

Warmed up with my usual routine of repping the bar and bitching about my tight shoulders, then went:

95 x 5
135 x 5
185 x 1
225 x 1
275 x 1
320 x 5

The 320 was EASY, and I felt like I could have gone 5-10 lbs heavier. I stuck where I was because I am still in "try not to f*ck myself up mode" until my meet cycle officially starts.

After the benching, I dod some pullups with a 20lb chain around my neck. Got to 4 sets of 5 with this set-up.

Finished with 4 sets of 15 band pushdowns with an average band

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