Tag Archives: Bench Press

Wednesday – Full Body Workout

  • Paused Squat
    • 135 lbs x 3 reps
    • 165 lbs, 7 sets x 3 reps
  • Bench Press (touch-n-go)
    • 135 lbs x 7 reps
    • 155 lbs x 7 reps
    • 185 lbs x 7 reps
    • 205 lbs x 7 reps
    • 230 lbs x 7 reps
    • 230 lbs x 4 reps
  • Clean & Strict Press
    • 135 lbs, 5 sets x 3 reps*

Comments:

* I felt my left shoulder pop on the 4th set and usually stop at this point. However, since I like doing either 3, 5, or 7 sets I took a chance and did a fifth set and didn’t have any problems. I could have potentially continued and did all 7 sets but I think the extra top set of bench presses using 230 lbs tired my shoulders and triceps out.

Wednesday – Upper Body Workout

  • Power Snatch (w/o straps)
    • 95 lbs, 7 sets x 3 reps
  • Power Jerk
    • 135 lbs x 3 reps
    • 145 lbs x 3 reps
    • 155 lbs x 3 reps
    • 165 lbs x 3 reps
    • 180 lbs x 2 reps*
  • Bench Press (paused)
    • 135 lbs x 7 reps
    • 155 lbs x 7 reps
    • 185 lbs x 7 reps
    • 205 lbs x 5 reps
    • 225 lbs x 3 reps
  • Seated Dumbbell Curl
    • 30 lbs, 5 sets x 12 reps

Comments:

* I felt my shoulder pull out of joint lowering the weight on the second rep and quit immediately. This is an old injury from a year ago that has taken so long to heal. However, this is still the heaviest I have ever lifted in the power jerk and am confident I could have gone heavier but didn’t want to risk hurting my shoulder.

Monday – Push Workout

  • Bench Press (paused)
    • 135 lbs x 7 reps
    • 155 lbs x 7 reps
    • 185 lbs x 7 reps
    • 205 lbs x 3 reps
    • 225 lbs x 1 rep
    • 245 lbs x 1 rep
    • 255 lbs x 1 rep*
  • Paused Squat
    • 150 lbs, 7 sets x 3 reps
  • Squat Clean
    • 135 lbs, 7 sets x 3 reps
  • Weighted Dip (BW = 192 lbs)
    • 5 lbs, 3 sets x 12 reps
  • Muscle Clean & Press
    • 55 lbs, 3 sets x 7 reps

Comments:

* I finally broke through a bench press plateau gaining 10 lbs on my competition bench press. At my current bodyweight of 192 lbs I am close to qualifying for the nationals in the Masters Classic Bench Press. I will have to add another 10 lbs to my bench press and wait until I turn 40 next year. It is kind of weird qualifying at this age but am proud of the fact that I have never used steroids.

Friday – Push Workout

  • Bench Press (paused)
    • 135 lbs x 7 reps
    • 155 lbs x 7 reps
    • 185 lbs x 7 reps
    • 205 lbs x 3 reps
    • 225 lbs x 1 rep
    • 250 lbs, 3 sets x 1 rep
  • Pause Squat
    • 145 lbs, 7 sets x 3 reps
  • Thruster
    • 80 lbs, 7 sets x 3 reps
  • Weighted Dips* (BW = 193 lbs)
    • 2.5 lbs, 3 sets x 12 reps

Comments:

* I am starting weighted dips with only 2.5 lbs this time around and am going to slowly work my way back up to a heavy weight. I used to perform this exercise with over 100 lbs for set of 12 reps but after I injured my left shoulder I had to eliminate this exercise for over half a year. Since that time I have also gained an additional 30 lbs of bodyweight which makes this exercise more of a challenge.

Monday – Push Workout

  • Bench Press (paused)
    • 135 lbs x 7 reps
    • 155 lbs x 7 reps
    • 185 lbs x 7 reps
    • 205 lbs x 3 reps
    • 225 lbs x 1 rep
    • 245 lbs x 1 rep
    • 250 lbs x Failed
  • Power Jerk
    • 135 lbs x 3 reps
    • 145 lbs x 3 reps
    • 155 lbs x 3 reps
    • 165 lbs x 3 reps
    • 175 lbs x 3 reps
  • Incline Press
    • 135 lbs x 3 reps
    • 155 lbs x 3 reps
    • 175 lbs x 3 reps
  • Superset: Arnold Press & Bent Over Lateral Raise
    • 30 lbs & 15 lbs x 15 reps
    • 30 lbs & 15 lbs x 12 reps
    • 30 lbs & 15 lbs x 10 reps
    • 30 lbs & 15 lbs x 8 reps
  • Muscle Clean & Press
    • 50 lbs, 3 sets x 7 reps