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Old 07-11-2012, 07:35 AM   #21
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Awesome goal! I'm sure you can do it! Good luck!

And not wanting to sound like a cheerleader, my analytical side tells me, your bench press is going to have pull it's weight in this goal. What do you think you have to hit there to make this work? Just asking. I know you will do it, just curious what you are thinking long term.
Bench is the big key. I was just thinking about this last night. I think I can get to the following in 2013:

--Squat 650
--Deadlift 750

With a 425 bench that gives me an 1825 total. For me to have a reasonable shot at 2000 I really think my bench has to come close to 500. With how well my squat and deadlifts are going I am very confident by age 46-47 I can get to:

--Squat 700
--Deadlift 800

Bench...well, I'm almost 45 years old. Adding 20 pounds per year just isn't a fast enough bench increase. I need a couple years with 40 pound bumps is this is going to happen.
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Old 07-11-2012, 08:33 AM   #22
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Old 07-11-2012, 03:06 PM   #23
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Old 07-11-2012, 03:58 PM   #24
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Old 07-11-2012, 04:14 PM   #25
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Old 07-11-2012, 04:20 PM   #26
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July 11th, 2012

Workout Time: 54 minutes

Workout Grade: B+

Pulled an ab muscle prior to lifting getting my socks on. Old man, I am. Wasn't a big deal until my 4th working bench set, and then it knotted up again. Had to abort the set at 5 reps. Easily had 3-5 more in the tank.

Heavy day was ala Doug Young...worked triples, with last set being max reps. Goal was 5 reps. I hit that, so I will increase weight the next time I have a light bench day.

Had little energy or motivation prior to this session, but the work was quality anyway.

Bench Press - Light Day
Bar x 10
135 x 10
225 x 3
315 x 1
335 x 1

355 x 3
355 x 3
355 x 3
355 x 5 - Pulled ab muscle, abort mission

Close Grip Bench Press
315 x 8 sets x 3 reps - 90 seconds rest between sets

Hammer Curls
45's x 10
45's x 10
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nice work BtB. Keep smashing and lets get that bench back over 400!
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Those are solid #'s for a light day effort!

You still workin that sling shot at all?
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nice work BtB. Keep smashing and lets get that bench back over 400!
450 coming!

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Those are solid #'s for a light day effort!

You still workin that sling shot at all?
Yes sir. Can't train without it anymore.
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