03-21-2013, 08:04 PM
Train, Eat, Rest, Repeat!
Join Date: Jan 2010
Training Exp: 26
Training Type: Powerbuilding
Fav Exercise: BP, MP, SQ & DL
Fav Supp: Bacon & Eggs
Originally Posted by SecondsOut
1 x 335 (fb + 280 lbs. chains)
I failed on 335 fat bar + chains floor press last week. Killed it this week. All the accessories are up from last week, too. I attribute this a little bit to strength gains but a lot to finding the groove: I haven't done assistance exercises in years, so my body's re-learning the movements. I decreased the weight on the sled and increased sets. I did this because I've been getting worse with 105, not better. It was too heavy a weight to start with.
Psyched about the PR! I was disappointed when I couldn't lift all the chains last week (they have 14 total sets; I used 12 sets + 20 lbs. in weights for the 315 press). When I told the trainer "I want to get all the chains next week," he said, "just focus on adding weight and maybe getting all the chains some time in the future." He was being nice and trying to tell me to be happy with steady progress, not unrealistic benchmarks. But I wanted to bench all 14 sets today, and I did it.
"You must have a very strong reason for doing an exercise. If you don't, scrap it and move on." -Jim Wendler
-Get bigger overall @ 10-12%BF. -Traps big enough to scare women, children and manlets. -Complete clean TRIPLES with weights I've handled for heavy singles
-Curl 70# DBs for reps and knock out 12-15 easy pullups -BP 260x3 MP 160x3 SQ 325x3 DL385x3 BOR 190x3
Gym PRs: BP 265 MP 175 SQ 365 DL 405 BOR 245