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Old 11-11-2013, 11:49 AM   #72
TDawg75
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11/11/13-Chest day- First day of my 6 month progress check. The goals in my sig are goals that I wanted to reach by the time I was 44. That is 6 years away. I thought that would be a reasonable amount of time to hit these goals. I am 20lbs away from my bench press goal as of today! Looks like I am gonna have to raise that number.

Bench press

Bar x 10, 10
135 x 8
185 x 5
205 x 3
225 x 3
245 x 5- I did not feel as though I was getting warmed up very well at this point so I did 5 reps to get the blood flowing a little better.
265 x 1
285 x 1
305 x 1
315 x 1
325 x 1-My wife and oldest daughter were spotting me on this one. There was a slight miscommunication and they grabbed the bar right at the end of the rep. Thankfully, I was able to get 330 so there wouldn't be any doubts.
330 x 1- I stopped here. It was doubtful that I would be able to go any heavier. With my wife and daughter spotting me, I didn't want to push my luck.

incline bench press- I was supposed to just do a regular workout on these, but I shortened my workout to get my wife and daughter back home before they got too bored, so this ended up being sort of a max effort.
135 x 8
185 x 5
225 x 5
245 x 3
255 x 2
275 x 1-This was extremely easy. I had a lot more left, but I stopped it here due to the time constraints. Besides, this is just an accessory exercise to the bench press, it won't be measured in a competition

Close grip bench press
135 x 10
185 x 5, 5, 5

Vid for 330 x 1
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Ye olde natty fatty goals:

#1-compete in a pl meet
#2-get a 3/4/5 in the gym, then at a meet
#3-get a 4/5/6 in the gym, then at a meet
#4-set/break at least one state record
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