NO bench for you

188_2[1]So my recent trend of Monday being a heavy bench press today was broken today for two reasons.  First, my benching buddy was not at the gym today, which would have made the session less productive.  Second both benches were occupied.  The gym in general was absolutely packed, something that does not compute at 12 noon on a Monday.  Of course at least 85% of the people in there were collecting social security benefits.

So I switched up and did dumbbell flat bench press as my primary chest movement for the day.  I did some incline bench as well but opted for the smith machine in an attempt to protect my shoulders a little bit.  Sometimes that little movement in normal incline or decline bench where you are taking the weight off the hooks and centered over you can be a routine shoulder tweaker, for me at least.

Today’s Workout

5 minutes cardio/stretching

Dumbbell flat bench chest press – 50lbs x 12, 60lbs x 10, 70lbs x 10, 75lbs x 10, 75lbs x 9, 75lbs x 8

10 pull ups

Smith machine incline chest press – 135lbs x 10, 185lbs x 6, 205lbs x 2

10 pull ups

Pec dec – 100 lbs x 10, 130lbs x 8, 160lbs x 3

10 pull ups

 

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