Today for bench press day my reduced strength and endurance continued into it’s 3rd week.  My bench press buddy wasn’t there today.  I felt like I should have had him spotting me when I barely got 225lbs up and down for one rep, 15 pounds off what had been my baseline 1RM for a couple months.  Whatever ailment I officially have is dug deep into the core of my body and refuses to release the parasitic drain it has on my overall energy.

Today’s Workout

5 minutes cardio/stretching

Barbell bench press – 135lbs x 10, 185lbs x 5, 225lbs x 1, 205lbs x 4, 185lbs x 7, 135lbs x 10 (dead stop)

Cybex pec dec – 110lbs x 10, 150lbs x 10, 190lbs x 7

Cybex plate loaded chest press – 110lbs x 10, 200lbs x 8, 250lbs x 3