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Old 10-09-2012, 09:45 PM   #2381
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JIMGYM BENCH SESSION

Felt very guilty about missing Saturday's Crew Bench, so I decided to try my hand at paused benching, since I haven't done it since my first meet. All went pretty darn good, considering I had no liftoff of course. The 275 attempt was paused, but just couldn't power it up. The 270 lift I didn't end up pausing. The 265 I think was paused long enough. The 255 was for sure paused enough. My PR for paused bench is 265. My TnG PR is 275. All in all, I was very pleased at my first paused practice session. I simply have to get used to the pause. I am sure it will be better on Crew Day.

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95 X5
115 X5
135 X5
155 X3
185 X2
205 X1
225 X1
250 X1
275 X0
270 X1 *Didn't really pause this at all*
265 X1 *I think this was paused long enough*
255 X1 *Definitely paused*
225 X6 TnG Back off set

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135 X4
135 X5
135 X5

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Old 10-09-2012, 10:57 PM   #2382
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Pretty solid session Jimm. Glad everything seemed to go pretty well. Keep working at that bench and you'll get the pause down, i'm sure.
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Old 10-10-2012, 01:50 AM   #2383
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that was a strong session Jim ... 270*01 will convert into Paused 270*01 in no time ... great benching ... keep smashing the wts. ...
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Old 10-10-2012, 11:09 AM   #2384
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Great benching, Jim. Awesome deadlifting too. Lifts moving right along.
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Pretty solid session Jimm. Glad everything seemed to go pretty well. Keep working at that bench and you'll get the pause down, i'm sure.
Thanks Big J!! Goal is to have the 275 paused for the meet

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that was a strong session Jim ... 270*01 will convert into Paused 270*01 in no time ... great benching ... keep smashing the wts. ...
Thanks Ravi!! I am confident that with a liftoff, the 275 would have been owned.

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Great benching, Jim. Awesome deadlifting too. Lifts moving right along.
Thanks Mike!! You started my bench reform aearlier this year. I cannot thank you enough
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Old 10-10-2012, 06:31 PM   #2386
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Nice bench press Jim followed some strong military presses!
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Old 10-10-2012, 07:23 PM   #2387
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Nice work Jim, that bench is looking mighty strong!
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275 was darn close. Get it next time Jim.
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Nice bench press Jim followed some strong military presses!
Thanks Mab. For some reason, I have found a great groove with OHP and have been loving doing them of late. I used to hate doing them

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Thanks alot Pull!! I am really going for a paused 275 at the meet, which would be a 30 lb improvement over my first meet in July.

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