2018-05-22 training log

Time to figure out an every day max (EDM) for bench press.

Same process: warm up, then work up in singles to a crisp one. I hit 255 nice and crisp and opted to keep going to see because the 255 felt strong. I thought about 275 but reconsidered because I did feel I could do it but it would have been an ego lift — that’s not the point of today. So I did 265, which was smarter; bar speed was slower but still moved well so that confirmed enough that 255 is a good EDM.

Then drop to 60% for 5×5 for a wee bit of work. Kroc Rows — I really don’t like DB rows, but I think this could be good for me, to allow me better focus on my upper back and shoulder issues, as well as crush grip and all those important things towards improving my pain issues.

Speaking of pain, split squats were painful. I opted to use a bit of help, using an arm to brace and assist myself up and down. There was also some substantial lean forward. But I did what I could to still load the leg but keep it at a managable point. With every rep and each set things got better and by the end I was fairly upright and only using my hand for balance. But this is exactly why I want to get back to single-leg work: because it helps me.

Finding Maxes for Next Cycle

  • Bench Press
    • bar x 5
    • 135 x 5
    • 185 x 3
    • 225 x 1
    • 240 x 1
    • 255 x 1
    • 265 x 1
    • 155 x 5
    • 155 x 5
    • 155 x 5
    • 155 x 5
    • 155 x 5
  • Kroc Row
    • 60e x 10
    • 60e x 10
    • 60e x 21
  • Split Squats
    • BW x 10e
    • BW x 10e
    • BW x 10e

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