10954742_723152831124393_1211865210_n[1]Today I equaled my 1 rep max of 240 pounds for bench press, matching the most I have done since rebooting my bench press routine within the last couple years.  (all time best 275 while on creatine)  I need to make that 5 pound jump to 245 so I can cling on to actually getting better at something instead of worse as I ascend into old fartdom.

I ran four miles with Cindy yesterday and hated every step of it.  Despite it being now November the weather was warm and uncomfortably humid.  I felt old and slow.  However I do have to say that at least I am not feeling any significant knee/hip/IT band pain after my runs which is a pleasant change.

Today’s Workout

5 minutes cardio/stretching

Barbell bench press – 135lbs x 10, 185lbs x 5, 225lbs x 1, 235lbs x 1, 240lbs x 1, 225lbs x 2, 205lbs x 6, 205lbs x 5, 185lbs x 8, 185lbs x 6, 135lbs x 12 (5 dead stops then reg)