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Barbell Floor Press Challenge Week 43




The workout last week was very good. Here are the results:


Monday, November 13, 2018


standing barbell overhead press (Olympic bar)

135 lb x5x30s


seated machine overhead press

235 lb no go

200 lb x 4x5

220 lb no go

210 lb x2x5


t-bar row traditional

70 lb x10x1

95 lb x10x4

100 lb x10x1


I focused on upper body compound lifts, and did very well. The right side of my body is slightly stronger than the left side , which affects the amount of weight that I'm lifting. With regards to the seated overhead press, back at my original gym, I progressed to over 400 pounds in the span of just over one year, I must do that here as well. 

The standing barbell overhead press and hold is a lot of fun, I did not lift at 140 pounds because I wanted to focus on the amount of time I was holding the weights over my head. In a short time, I will increase the amount that I'm lifting in that exercise.

The t-bar row went nicely, I increased the amount that I lifted last week and it was good fun. I lifted 270 pounds at my original gym and I intend to go well beyond that. 

Eventually, I'll add deadlifts to the routine, there is a deadlift station at this gym and I'm looking for a way to do the barbell floor press exercise, too. It feels good to be able to perform the heavy lifts that I enjoyed at my original gym. Thanks to muscle memory, the lifts are coming back relatively easy and I will surpass what I achieved back at my original gym.

I may not be able to get to the gym this week due to a heavy work schedule prior to Thanksgiving, but when I do return to the gym, I'll be going for 140 lb x5x30s on the standing (Olympic) barbell overhead press.

I'll keep you posted.


But even if you should suffer for what is right, you are blessed. "Do not fear what they fear ; do not be frightened." 1 Peter 3:14


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