increase-bench-press-max1My bench press partner was at the gym today which helped elevate what was a miserable effort the week prior.  I still required a slight spot to get 225 all the way up but at least my numbers at lower weight totals was a little better.  Having a spotter you trust not only allows you to try a rep you might feel unsafe doing solo, my inner competitor wants to push a little more than my buddy where ever possible, giving me a slight boost.

Today’s Workout

5 minutes cardio/stretching

Barbell bench press – 135lbs x 10, 185lbs x 5, 225lbs x 1, 205lbs x 3, 185lbs x 6, 185lbs x 5, 185lbs x 4, 135lbs x 10 (dead stop), 135lbs x 12

Dumbbell pull overs – 60lbs x 10, 65lbs x 10, 65lbs x 10