When I went to the gym last Tuesday, I decided to do things a bit differently. Here are the results of the workout:
Tuesday, July 16, 2019
standing barbell overhead press with Olympic bar
135 lb x 0 x 1 <---- floor to forehead but that's it
115 lb x 1 x 40s
135 x 1 x 0 <------ floor to forehead only
barbell flat bench press (w/o smith machine)
115 lb x7x5
135 lb x5x3
135 lb x3x2
Even though I was finally able to get an Olympic bar, I just didn't feel like doing overhead presses. Mentally I did not want to do them. So I put the bar back on the flat bench rack and started doing bench presses. This is the first time in many years that I've used a flat bench; not since the days of my old gym have I done this particular exercise. This series was started to record my flat bench progress, largely because I did not feel comfortable using a smith machine to flat bench.
When I joined this new gym, I went through a light set with just the Olympic bar and I did not do very well, my balance was way off, so I set about doing other exercises. Now I'm going to get my flat bench numbers back up to where they're supposed to be. Back at my old gym I did the flat bench at 260 pounds unassisted; I will surpass that amount at this gym.
Later I'll do overhead presses again; this happened from time to time all those years ago at my old gym. When I get back to the gym this week, I'll be lifting heavy.
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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