Monday, June 26, 2006

06/23 ME Bench

2 BD Press 185x5, 225x3, 280x2, 315x1, 340x1, 385x1PR 350x2x2
Rope Pushdowns 70x4x8
Lat Pulldowns 130x3x8
KB Armbars 43x2x3 (15 sec holds)

Took it easy today given all the recenet issues with my shoulder and shit, was actually thinking of going for another PR but held back (actuallyy listened to myself for once) The good thing is my shoulder didnt hurt at all after the 2 BD, granted most of the pain before was when doing a front raise type of motion. I rediscovered why i hate Rope Pushdowns, they hurt!! but in a good way. The pulldowns were alright, the loading probably should have been higher but what can you do, and the Armbars are bitches now that i know how to do them correctly. The holding is the key on these, before i wouldnt hold them wuite long enough and i made it mostly a delt movement which is opening a way for injury to creep in, once you get the form on these down they are a great movement for the shoulder and supposedly great for recuperative purposes as well, maybe thats why the pain has been subsiding....who knows....thats it for now, tonight i got ME Squat as i was feeling sick yesterday (Sunday), kept getting hot and cold flashes all day long and spent the day on the couch, feeling better today so we'll see, i may squat into chains today not sure.....well thats it for now.....l8r


nhpowerlifter said...

Nice 2bd PR. You told me what you thought your bench lifts should be at the meet. Does this change anything?

PowerLifter1974 said...

Thanks, i was quite surprised with my 2 bd and was gonna go higher but cautious discretion set in....i figure to open lower than i originally anticipated, i figure to maybe go 330 opener, 365 2nd then give it hell on the last, of course this will all depend on meet day and all that crap...DL is still up in the air, im figuring 425 opener, 475 or 500, then give it hell on the last.....we'll see, for now im gonna take it easy until the meet and give my body some needed rest, i will still do ME days and such but will not go for PR's and stay in the 90% arena.....