2012-03-19 workout – Wendler 5/3/1 program, cycle 7, bench press 2

Some days you just don’t want to go to the gym, but you go anyways because to not go means you’re losing. And you always feel better when you leave and are glad you went. Today was one of those days.

“Week 2” – BBB 3 Month Challenge

  • 3 reps – Bench Press (working max: 225#)
    • 2x5x45 (warmup)
    • 1x5x95
    • 1x5x115
    • 1x3x135
    • 1x3x160 (work)
    • 1x3x180
    • 1x3x205
  • Asst. #1A – Press
    • 5 x 10 x 80
  • Asst. #1B – 1-Arm Dumbbell Rows (supersetted with the Press)
    • 5 x 10 x 65
  • Asst. #2 – Rope Triceps Pushdowns
    • 3 x 10 x 40
  • Foam Rolling

I had a long weekend, very exhausting, getting as much sleep as I could… and I just didn’t want to get out of bed this morning… I wanted more sleep. But the Sun doesn’t stop rising, the Earth doesn’t stop spinning, business and commerce chug along with or without me, so I best be with it. I trudge in, and didn’t expect the workout to be all that good, but it was better than expected.

When I was benching, I actually wanted to crank out a couple more reps of the last set, but no… that’s not allowed and I said I’d only permit myself to do extras on the “5/3/1” week. But that was a good signal to me that the day was going to go alright.

I’m a little worried about Wednesday tho. My right knee has been acting funny the past couple days and continues to. We’ll see how squatting goes. I’d rather give up on the squat on Wednesday to rest up and allow myself to hit the 315# deadlift PR next week. 🙂

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