10565885-standard[1]For some reason at the gym today I was in the groove with my push strength, getting 235 pounds cleanly down and up without even a hiccup.  Neither of my regular spotters were present making the attempt more surprising.  As if things weren’t good enough, setting a this decade PR, I followed up with repping 225lbs twice on the way down.

I continued the good numbers repping 185 10 times and then 175lbs 12 on the way down.  It’s odd that today would be the day I set a PR as I did not feel particularly strong or energetic entering the gym.  You just never know. This was my best bench press performance in probably 7-8 years.

I spent the entire gym session on the bench.  I prefer to have more variety in my exercise plan so hopefully I can supplement days like this with extra work at home during the evening.

Today’s Workout

5 minutes cardio/stretching

Barbell bench press – 135lbs x 10, 185lbs x 5, 225lbs x 1, 235lbs x 1, 225lbs x 2, 185lbs x 10, 175lbs x 12, 135lbs x 15