|Lifetime achievement unlocked: 225x10 @ 165lbs.|
A bench day without a mishap, woot! During the last cycle I put up 235x7 in week 3, so I knew that I needed at least 8 reps today with 225lbs -- it's deflating to lift the same reps for less weight. Anyway, my spotter did a great job and let me struggle, even on the last rep which was easily the longest I've ever tried to grind one out. Before beginning this program, I never was able to complete a rep that difficult.
- Improvement at or around 225lbs: 220x2-->225x5-->225x10. Awesome. This also puts me at my calculated 1RM goal of 300 (299.9 but, whateva =] ).
- Assistance work: 90lb db rows, 5 sets of 10 reps. 60lb db bench, 5 sets of 15 reps.
Video of final set below: