8 weeks out, day 2, bench press

My bench press session did not go as well as previous heavy bench days have gone the previous 4 weeks.  I could try to pin the blame on having to shovel a lot of snow today or not having eaten anything in the 6 hours prior to the session but I decided not to waste much energy trying to figure out a reason.  I still got in some good work and there still isn't anything that hurts so the green light for gains is still on.

After missing some reps that I should've made along with a poor performance on my eccentric-only bench presses, I cut my full ROM work reps to 3 doubles with 300.  It was a slight increase in weight from the previous week even if the volume was less.  To make up for it, I did three sets of close grip dead bench presses from about 2 board height.  These were actually pretty tough.  I'm going to try to include them on my volume day to get extra work for my triceps.  My speed off my chest is very good but now I'm missing weights higher than I've missed before so it's time to bring up the new weak range of motion.

Bench Press:  all reps paused, 135x10, 135x5, 185x5, 225x5, 255x3, add wrist wraps, 285x1, 315x1, 335x0

Titan Ram bench press:  345x2, 365x1, 375x0

Eccentric-only bench press:  375x1, 375x1

Bench Press:  300x2, 300x2, 300x2

Close grip dead bench, 2 board height:  225x8, 225x7, 225x6


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