Bench press with fail video and deadlift assistance

Seven days in a row of staying on my eating plan.  Decided that I'd work up to a gym max since I expect my bench press will take a bit of a hit during  the initial stages of de-fulking.  My single at 335 was fairly smooth but felt heavy at the chest.


Figured I'd give 355 a try for a touch and go PR.  At least I got a good negative out of it.  I didn't give it much of a ride up at all.


After that I did three paused triples at 295 and four paused triples at 275.  For the next three weeks I'm going to dial back the load and reps and do 8 sets of 3 with between 265 and 285 pounds.  On the fourth week, I'll work back to a heavy single and then do some overload work with the Titan Ram.

After bench presses, since this week is a "no deadlift" week (week 4 of my rotation), I did barbell rows and snatch grip stiff legged deadlifts.  The snatch grip SLDL's were tough.  My hamstrings are going to be pretty angry with me for a few days but it felt good to hit them hard.  I'm going to have to work those into my routine with more regularity.

Bench Press:  all reps paused, 135x10, 185x10, 225x5, add wrist wraps, 275x2, 315x1, add belt, 335x1, 355x0, drop belt, 295x3x3 sets, drop wrist wraps, 275x3x4 sets

Barbell rows:  225x6, 275x3 drop 225x5, this drop set repeated two more times

Snatch grip Stiff legged deadlifts: 225x10, 275x10, 325x8

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