Tuesday - Bench. Week 3 Cycle 4

I need new shorts. 
Today marks the end of the bench press for cycle 4. With respect to the bench press, cycle four has been the best thus far: Week 1 and Week 2 saw lifts I didn't think I'd be able to do for a while to come. Today (week 3) wasn't spectacular, but I hit the minimum goal I had in mind: 7 reps (at 235lbs). 7 reps (230lbs) is what I did at the end of cycle 3, with 5 lbs less.  It's progress, so I can't complain. Plus, I've never done reps with anything over 230lbs before.

I again felt really strong during the assistance work. I got all 75 reps (5 sets of 15) with the 60lb dumbells on flatbench, without any drama,  and I moved up to the 100lb db for one armed rows (5 sets, 10 reps). I struggled with grip for the first time on rows, but that's good, it should help with the deadlifting.

Comparing cycle 1 bench to cycle 4 bench:

Cycle 1:  200x8 -->210x8 -->220x2
Cycle 4:  210x12-->225x10-->235x7


Goals for today:




You'll see in the video (it's poorly recorded, sorry, someone had their stuff in my usual recording spot) that my spotter was eager to help, but he didn't actually touch until the 8th rep. He said he didn't help, but I am certain I was on my way down and he stopped the bar from moving, so I'm definitely not counting that rep.

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