Today in my second week of bench pressing with my gym buddy we had immediate access to one of the benches so we were able to include a 1RM in the sets. For me, pushing up 225 with no hands on the bar was a first for me in several months. Derek was able to push the weight as well, easier than I could. Both of us could have probably gotten 230 but we called clean 225 as a good one rep max starting point.
We dropped down to 185 for the meat of the workout. I set another recent high water mark, getting 10 reps at 185 after the 1RM, the most 185 reps in one set I have done in a long time. It was a good session, having someone there to push me lights the fire inside.
Barbell bench press – 135lbs x 10, 185lbs x 5, 205lbs x 1, 215lbs x 1, 225lbs x 1, 185lbs x 10, 185lbs x 8, 185lbs x 6, 135lbs x 15, 135lbs x 12
Dumbbell flat bench fly – 40lb x 10, 40lbs x 10, 40 lbs x 10
Dumbell flat bench pullovers – 55lbs x 10, 55lbs x 10, 55lbs x 12