Meet week, bench openers

Vivian and I got back into the AM workout schedule this week.   It's actually good timing because the weigh-ins for the bench press competition on Friday are at 0630 hrs.  I'll be lifting sometime after 0830 hrs so, in all likelihood, I'll have been awake a good 3 hours or so before having to lift.  That should be more than enough time to feel fully ready to go.

This morning, however, was a slightly different schedule. My alarm goes off at 0530 hrs and I'm at the gym lifting by 0615 or so.  I was taking the first of my two singles with my expected opener somewhere around 75 minutes after waking up.  Taking that into account and the self-lift-off, I considered these to be about the most sub-optimal conditions short of being sick on meet day.  Since I got the two singles nicely, I won't need to change any plans for Friday morning.

After bench presses, I did some higher rep weighted dip work and finished with some isolation work for the shoulders.  Tomorrow I'll work up to my squat opener in the evening and that'll be the last of any 90%+ lifting until the competition.

Bench Press: all reps paused, 135x5, 135x5, 225x5, 255x3, 275x2, add wrist wraps, 295x1, 315x1, 330x1, 330x1.

Weighted dips:  bwt x 10, 45x8, 45x8, 45x8

Lateral raise:  35x6x3 sets

Rear delt raise:  45x8x3 sets

Hammer curl:  55x6x2 sets


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