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Wednesday, May 06, 2009

Day 17 6 May 09

Bench Press day once again. Today is cold and damp which didn't help the bursitis in my right elbow. Here's how the benching went.

Warm Up - 5 minutes Precore EFX
Squats - 135lbs/8 reps, 225lbs/6 reps, 315lbs/3 reps, 345lbs/3 reps, 365lbs/3 reps.
Bench Press - 135lbs/6 reps, 135lbs/6 reps (CG), 225lbs/3 reps, 315lbs/1 rep.
Bench Press in Gear (Titan Fury sz 52) - 3 sets/2 reps/365lbs.
Rack Pulls Sumo - 315lbs/3 reps, 405lbs/3 reps, 495lbs/1 rep, 585lbs/1 rep, 635lbs/miss.
Rack Pulls Conv - 405lbs/3 reps, 495lbs/1 rep, 585lbs/1 rep, 635lbs/1 rep.
Various Other Support Exercises.

I wanted to focus on bench technique today but my right elbow hurt so much I couldn't concentrate on much else. In fact I was having trouble locking out with 365lbs on the last set. The rack pulls didn't seem to aggravate it. Actually the traction added to the elbow felt good. My elbow feel much better now. In the future I'll have to watch for this problem.
On another note, today I received my new knee and wrist wraps from APT. When they said the "Convicts" were for advanced lifters only they really mean it. It will take me some time to get used to these. I used the wrist wraps today and they are awesome!!! If my elbow wasn't bothering me today I'm sure I would have pressed a new PB, hence the raw 315lbs. I'll get some video of these wraps later.


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