Wednesday, March 15, 2006

03/15 ME Bench

Band Assisted Bench Press 185x3, 225x3, 275x3, 315x3, 365x2, 405x1, 415x1PR 435x1PR
Band Assisted Bench Press (Down Sets) 405x3x2
Rope Pushdowns 80x4x6
Seated Rows 160x3x12
Part II Tomorrow-Shoulders and Recuperative Movements

Not a bad night, got my EliteFTS Bench Press Index Video and Squat/DL Index today and they reminded of this movement. The bands are set from the top of the rack and provide around 95lbs of assistance at the bottom, none at the top. I did this back in January and got 405 but missed 415 miserably. Not Tonight!!! 405 flew to lockout, 415 was the same, 435 should have been 440 but not much more, it wasnt a total struggle but i got some good strain out of it. Decided to do some Downsets which i hope will build this sucker up in two weeks when i get to revisit the movement. I finished up with some Rope Pushdowns which i absolutely hate but since i just got the thing a couple weeks ago i felt i needed to use it, and besides, that which does not kill you only makes you stronger. The seated rows felt nice, i havent been in that rep range for awhile and got a little gassed on the last set, no big whoop. I stopped early as i was nearing the 60 minute mark and felt i would benefit more in the shoulders if i hit them tomorrow separately with some recuperative movements for todays damage. Thats about it for now, gotta scram to go watch my new videos, woo-hoo, here's to knowledge!!! Stay Strong!!

2 comments:

Stinn said...

Nice work on the band assisted, I've forgotten about this movement and I'll definately have to put it back in soon as I really liked it.

nhpowerlifter said...

Wow. Nice -- That's a 30lb PR. I ordered that whey protein you recommended and just received it. It's not bad tasting at all!! Can't wait to start hitting the weights again.