I'm psyched up already for tomorrow's deadlifts. I'm feeling really good, but I'm gonna be smart too. I want all the reps to be perfect. So probably no PRs, but I will hit a massive one in two weeks!
JB!! Today's benching was sneaky hard! I've never done speed benching before, but I figured going in it wouldn't be too hard as I bench pretty fast normally. Ah, no. It's hard! The rest times kill you, too. And mother of god, the curls were savage at the end!
warmups: usual shoulder and arm stuff, a little foam rolling quads too as they are still sore from squat day. Rolling pin does work too, btw JB. Thanks for that tip!
12x 3x 185 1 min rest, mixed grips rotated normal, mid, close
55x 25, 21
13x 25 each arm
13x 31 each arm (this was one short of failure, and some serious cheating by the end)
Bicep and chest stretches to finish
First speed set, tried pausing and exploding up for most early sets:
second set, tried doing them more ballistic, but I don't like that as the bar path goes all over the place:
seventh set, pausing had gone out the window:
Last set, tried to pause a little, mixed results:
There you go. Harder than I expected, but upper body was totally pumped up by the end. Felt like Superman!
Deadlifts tomorrow, then I'm leaving in the afternoon for a weekend away in the mountains tubing with the kids and hot tubbing with the wife. I'll be back Sunday night ready to crush week 9!!