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Old 02-17-2013, 12:34 AM   #3291
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JB'S OLD SCHOOL TAKE 2 SEMESTER 1 BENCH ME

You can call me Mr Benchfire! Woot - what a wonderful day!

I awoke this morning feeling the best I have in ages. I felt even better than the meet day in Vegas. I feel healthy and alive, full of hope and optimism.

Everything came together today. I managed to get the tightest I ever have and I think this is some of my best form ever. Everything felt relatively light. I couldn't believe how light the 265 felt - likely could have gotten 6 or 7 reps on it, but stopped knowing I still have heavier weight to lift.

Today, I did feel like a Super Jim!

Thanks to JB for coming up with a gem of a program.

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(Goal) Actual
(245 X3) 253 X3
(245 X3) 265 X5 PR for Reps at this weight!
Add 3 Board
(275 X3) 276 X3
Add 2 Board
(300 X2) 309 X3 PR
Add 1 Board
(300 X1) 320 X1 PR

CGBP 2 Board Paused
248 X3
248 X3
248 X2
Forgot to put on wrsit wraps for last set LOL, otherwise would have had all 3 reps

Band Pushdowns
I used a 1 inch black mini band
I really liked this exercise and the constant tension on my tri's
(100 total reps)
30, 25, 20, 25

DB Skullcrushers
25's X10
25's X10
25's X10
Perfect weight selection here as I just grinded out the 10th rep on each set.


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Old 02-17-2013, 12:37 AM   #3292
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Great workout Super Jim! Too AWESOME bud! So happy for you, way to hammer those benches!!!!
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Old 02-17-2013, 12:51 AM   #3293
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JB'S OLD SCHOOL TAKE 2 SEMESTER 1 BENCH ME

Bench Press
(Goal) Actual
(245 X3) 253 X3
(245 X3) 265 X5 PR for Reps at this weight!
Add 3 Board
(275 X3) 276 X3
Add 2 Board
(300 X2) 309 X3 PR
Add 1 Board
(300 X1) 320 X1 PR

CGBP 2 Board Paused
248 X3
248 X3
248 X2

Band Pushdowns
(100 total reps)
30, 25, 20, 25

DB Skullcrushers
25's X10 25's X10 25's X10
Wow ... just superb benching all around super Jim aka Mr. BenchFire ...
Very well done Job super Jim ... congrats on those load of PR(s) ...
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Old 02-17-2013, 09:40 AM   #3294
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great work Jim, but slow it down some! Looks like your free falling into the board haha!
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Old 02-17-2013, 10:38 AM   #3295
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Great workout Super Jim! Too AWESOME bud! So happy for you, way to hammer those benches!!!!
Thanks Jay!! I am so thrilled to be close to the 3PPS full rom.

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Wow ... just superb benching all around super Jim aka Mr. BenchFire ...
Very well done Job super Jim ... congrats on those load of PR(s) ...
Thanks Ravi! I was having alot of fun.

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great work Jim, but slow it down some! Looks like your free falling into the board haha!
Thanks JB!! Gotcha! I'll slow it downbut still get a bounce off the boards right? Always something to work on which is good!
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Old 02-17-2013, 10:38 AM   #3296
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Old 02-17-2013, 10:46 AM   #3297
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yeah, when we need to work on the pause we will pause on the board. Just bench with the same speed that you bench to your chest from and you will be fine.
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Old 02-17-2013, 10:55 AM   #3298
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Great work Jim!! Congrats on the PR's buddy
Thanks Rich!! Keeping pace with you is tough!

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yeah, when we need to work on the pause we will pause on the board. Just bench with the same speed that you bench to your chest from and you will be fine.
OK. Ya, those paused close grips were tough, but enjoyed it, especially since I have never done that before with close grips.

The only problem now is that I cannot see the rings on the bar anymore. However, I did manage to keep my focus on the task, form cues, and tightness rather than the weight load.
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Old 02-17-2013, 10:58 AM   #3299
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OK. Ya, those paused close grips were tough, but enjoyed it, especially since I have never done that before with close grips.

The only problem now is that I cannot see the rings on the bar anymore. However, I did manage to keep my focus on the task, form cues, and tightness rather than the weight load.
have the spotter line your hands up. We have to do that for one of my training partners now.
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Old 02-17-2013, 11:02 AM   #3300
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have the spotter line your hands up. We have to do that for one of my training partners now.
Indeed, they did help me out. They are fully aware of all my issues, including the Birdshot. Great bunch of guys and gals as they have told me whatever it takes they will do.

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