I met up with Maura for bench press training. I am so fortunate to be training with the national bench press champion in the 105lb class. Maura did a bunch of crazy band work. I worked on my form. My arch is good... but I still struggle with consistency with movement. I am still pretty weak off the chest, and I still encounter shoulder trouble. It is still a challenge for me to maintain tension throughout the movement, especially doing reps. Maura gives great feedback... and I will continue to peck away at making some improvements on bench press. Here is how it all went down...
~ I am just trying to nail down an adequate form. I am afraid to do more than 3 reps at a time because I don't want my shoulders to flame up. At 85lbs. I am challenged, but the movement is definitely doable. At 95lbs, two reps was doable, the third rep caused some shoulder contortion.
~Maura likes sets of 4... weird.
~I don't remember what I did... a bunch, but nothing too impressive.
Pull-overs on a Ball
8reps, 3 sets
~Maura wanted to do shrugs... I feel like I am already upper trap dominate and don't really need direct work in that area. However, I do think my serratis anterior is a weak spot... so I did some pull-overs.