Press Wednesday: Last M.E. till May

SKIPPING ahead to bench, as all my talk about the possibility of a 250 squat on Monday came to naught when I found my gym was not open when I wanted it to be. One of the realities of not training at a commercial 24 hour gym is that other people enjoy their public holidays, too.

Despite feeling initially kinda flat, my list of new personal records tells a different story. This is the last time I’ll hit one rep maxes on bench. My program calls for heavy singles in the last four weeks, and nothing really challenging for the first four. So I relished this opportunity to go even heavier than three reds per side, paused. The grind was long, and proved 172.5 was the right increment to peak at.

As soon as I racked that bastard, my whole back cramped from the prolonged tension. But the tendinitis was only a real factor during skull crushers. I thought it best not to keep hitting them and moved on to pinwheels to finish the routine.

Goddamn. Tomorrow night I’m pulling 340.

Bench press (paused):
20 kgs x 5
70 kgs x 5
100 kgs x 3
130 kgs x 1
150 kgs x 1
172.5 kgs x 1 PR

45 Incline press:
60 kgs x 5
100 kgs x 2
120 kgs x 1
140 kgs x 3 PR

Skull crushers:
70 kgs x 8 PR

Pinwheelz:
20 kgs x 2 sets x 20 reps

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