And Now For The Press

LL Axle straps

Above: the picture I sacrificed Tuesday night’s money sets to pose for.

THIS program is another trial by fire. Tonight at least went according to plan. But then you’d freaking expect that for week one, wouldn’t you. The money sets are as follows:

WEEK1 July 9th
Bench press (paused): 130 kgs x 4s x 4r
Overhead press (axle): 90 kgs x 4s x 4r
WEEK2 July 16th
Bench press (paused): 145 kgs x 4s x 3r
Overhead press (axle): 100 kgs x 3s x 3r
WEEK3 July 23rd
Bench press (paused): 155 kgs x 3s x 3r
Overhead press (axle): 105 kgs x 2s x 3r
WEEK4 July 30th
Bench press (paused): 162.5 kgs x 3s x 2r
Overhead press (axle): 110 kgs x 3
WEEK5 August 6th
Bench press (paused): 170 kgs x 2s x 2r
Overhead press (axle): 115 kgs x 2
WEEK6 August 13th
Bench press (paused): 175 kgs x 2
Overhead press (axle): 120 kgs x 1
WEEK7 August 20th
Bench press (paused): 180 kgs x 1
Overhead press (axle): 125 kgs x 1
WEEK 8 – REST
WA Strongman Nat. Quals Saturday August 29th
WEEK 9 – REST
WEEK 10 September 10th

Bench press (paused): 190 kgs x 1
Overhead press (axle): 100 kgs x 10
WEEK 11 – REST
PTC Perth Cup Saturday September 19th

…again, those numbers posted for the single intervening training week before Perth Cup are pure speculation. I could be in a wheelchair with my arm in a sling before I even get that far. But I’m feeling better about this routine than my deadlift and squat routine.

Tonight went like this. All OHPresses were strict, but I did not remember to adequately pause all my benching. Note for next week.

Bench press:
20 kgs x 8
70 kgs x 5
100 kgs x 3
130 kgs x 4s x 4r

Overhead press w/Axle:
20 kgs x 8
60 kgs x 5
90 kgs x 4s x 4r

DB front raises:
12.5 kgs x 10
15 kgs x 10
17.5 kgs x 10

Pinwheelz:
12.5 kgs x 20
15 kgs x 20