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Wednesday – Chest & Back

Chest

  • Bench Press
    • 185 lbs x 5 reps
    • 205 lbs x 5 reps
    • 245 lbs x 1 rep*
  • Incline Barbell Press
    • 85 lbs, 5 sets x 7 reps**
  • Dumbbell Pullover
    • 70 lbs, 2 sets x 15 reps

Back

  • Barbell Row (w/o straps)
    • 135 lbs x 12 reps
    • 205 lbs x 12 reps
  • Barbell Cheat Row (w/ straps)
    • 275 lbs x 12 reps
    • 340 lbs x 12 reps
  • Barbell Shrug (w/straps)
    • 540 lbs x 25 reps
  • Double Overhand Isometric Hold
    • 365 lbs x 12 sec

Comments:

* I have been using the floor press as a conjugate to the bench press and decided it was time to test my strength. I injured my left shoulder several months ago and made the switch back then. The floor press places less stress on the front delt by avoiding the stretch the bench press has at the bottom of the lift.

It is important to note that during my previous chest workout I did a 240 lbs floor press for 1 rep. In today’s workout I did a 245 lbs bench press for 1 rep. This wasn’t my absolute best 1 rep max PR in either exercise but am glad to see that the weight I can lift in both these conjugates exercises is very similar.

** The weight has been reduced to allow time for my left shoulder to heal.