Monday, July 18, 2011

New... Benching Shoes?

Tonight was the first real ME Bench session since before I injured my left pec/shoulder. I also picked up some new shoes for lifting (first time in 4 years, I was due)- both are New Balance Minimus:

These for benching/every day use:

These for squat/deadlift:

A1. Prehab/Mobility

B1. Bench

2 x 8 x 45#
5 x 135#
3 x 185#
1 x 215#
1 x 235#
1 x 270#

C1. BB Pendlay Row

8 x 45#
5 x 135#
3 x 185#
5 x 5 x 205#

D1. OH Press

8 x 45#
5 x 95#
3 x 12 x 135#

Heh, these devolved into push presses during the 3rd set. Still, I think this is a PR for volume on this.

E1. Ab Fallouts

3 x 8 x bw

Overall this was a great session. The new shoes felt great- I could FEEL the floor beneath my feet on the bench, and I think it helped my leg/hip drive. The 270# felt great, and I think I had maybe 5-10# more in me. No pain, either, which is great considering just 2 weeks before the last meet I couldn't bench the bar. Woot.