Barbell Bench Press
260x8 (Goal 5)
A few sets of bw rack pull ups and chins between bench sets
DB Bench press
Cable Pushdown (straight bar)
20 minutes cardio.
Overall Workout Grade: A
Felt like a smash session.
Barbell Bench felt light. Felt like I could toss the weight up. In my mind I said I'm going for 8 on my last set and nailed it.
Hit a few bw rack pulls between a few of my bench sets. I'm really digging this whole idea right now. I have crap vertical pulling strength (relatively speaking) and this is a great way to get extra vertical pull work.
Shoulders still a little tender, so I didn't do dips. However I am a closet (wannabe) bodybuilder, so I threw in some DB Flat bench.
DB bench felt good. Nice full rom.
Kroc Rows were brutal. I kept the weight the same as last week, but wanted to add 5 more reps. I was only able to add 2 more. Funny thing is, the weak point wasn't my grip, it was actually my upper back strength.
I have been doing strapless high rep shrug work and high rep lat pds and kroc rows, with the intention of improving my grip. I can confidently tell you that it is working and working well.
Arm work felt good. Nice pump.
Great session. I had a huge plate of mexican food about 2 hours before my session and I think that is a preworkout secret to a good training session.