Monday, March 3, 2008

Maura's Birthday Party


How does a National Bench Press Champion Powerlifter want to celebrate her birthday? Doing all her favorite things of course! We started out the day with a bench press training session at The Press Gym.

After training we drove over to my house. We were joined by Kyle, Vicki, John Dorscher and the Friday Brothers; Aaron and Shawn. Just hanging out and eating celebration food would have been too boring for Maura, so we did a mini kettlebell workout. Maura, who is new to kettlebell training snatched the 16kg for the first time! Pretty good for a petite presser after a pyramid of single arm swings!

There was Chili and Cornbread for eats. Beer and water for drinking. Beer making to commemorate the day. Then there was Chocolate Cake for dessert! A yummy treat for everyone! What a super fun day! Happy birthday Maura!

Workout

Bench Press
65X4
65X3
75X3
85X3
95X2
95X3
with pause and press commands
75X3
75X3

DB Chest Press
20X10
25X8
30X8
35X8
40X6
30X8
~My left shoulder felt weak and lacked stability... just over all felt weird.

Face Pulls
40X10
50X8
60X8
50X10

2 comments:

Maura said...

Thanks for the super fun party!

I think on your bench, it is definitely a good idea to start working pauses consistently.

Maura

fawn said...

The party was my pleasure!

I totally agree with you... all my benching should have a pause.