Thursday, 28 July 2011

28 JUL 11 -- Cold Benchin'

You just gotta luv those summer colds! (Sarcastic voice)

 I am feeling tired, crappy and weak. This cold has really done a number on me. I am, however, still training. Today's bench training max is 340 lbs, and it's 5/3/1 day.

Warm up sets
45 x 25
135 x 5
170 x 5
205 x 3

I did 5 chin ups, bodyweight, during the warm up sets.

Working sets
255 x 5
290 x 3
325 x 5

I had set the goal for 6 reps, but as stated, I'm feeling weak today. Once I'm recovered from this stupid cold, I'll probably have an increase in strength from fighting it.

Assistance work was performed with sweat and plodding effort.

Close-grip bench press 205 lbs for 4 x 10, 185 lbs x 10 (triceps were feeling deflated, lol).
Bodyweight chin ups 10, 8, 6, 5, 5, 6, 5 (today's total = 50 chin ups).
Hammer curls 50 lbs dumbbells 4 x 10, 40 lbs x 10.

That's it, nothing spectacular, just short reps on my all-out bench set and a runny nose with a cough.

In case you're wondering, I made sure I wiped the equipment down with anti-bacterial spray and paper towel. I always do ;)

Another Soundgarden tune, one of my favourites:

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