Thursday, November 20, 2008
It is known by everyone how pathetic my bench press is. It is, by far, my weakest lift. How can I bury a double body weight squat and still not be able to press my body weight even once? My case is so sad, Mike Siegler took pity on me and gave me a bench press lesson on Sunday. I have added a couple new strategies to this troubled lift.
The cycle I trained before Hudson had lots of missed training time in the bench press department due to sick shoulders. I have some catching up to do, here is how it went down for me tonight...
~My plan for this cycle is to work with reps of 3 in an effort to keep my shoulders healthy. The presses at 95lbs were done with a pause, which was challenging, but very doable. The board presses with 105 felt good. I kind of feel like this is cheating, but I have been assured by many lifters this is the way to go if I want to get stronger. Shoulders felt fine tonight.
~I feel like I need this movement to counter act all the internal rotation of the bench press.
DB Floor Press
~Triceps work... I think this might be a weak link.
My plan was to include some over head presses, windmills and pull-ups, but I just got too tired. I actually did some double over head presses with my class earlier. I will do the windmills and pull-ups today sometime.