This weekend has been odd. Slept for 14 hours yesterday. Never slept that much straight before, even when I've been sick. Guess this past week took a lot more out me then I thought. Point is, sleep was off for the past two days. Got to get used to waking early again for work.
Close Grip Barbell Bench Presses
Axle Clean and Presses (Strict + Push)
Bent Over Barbell Rows (straps)
305x15 PR+3 reps
Axle Chest Supports
512x5 (19 second hold on last rep)
29 Minutes of Stretching
Comments: Started the session off with benching. The weights felt heavy on my forearms, even at the light weights. I should have stuck to my plan of quarter/plate jumps but I wanted to try for a PR. 345lbs felt heavy but moved fast on video. Shouldn't have tried for 385lbs. Onward. I wasn't sure how axle work would go since I've been focusing on log for many months now. Not bad. Happy to get 272lbs for a strict press after a clean. Rows were good, I knew it would be gassed when it came to the all out set. Hit what I expected. Axle supports were much easier than log supports. First couple of sets were almost flying off my shoulders. I knew it was going to be a long day at that point. Just kept going and going. Really hurt to hold the axle for the last rep, pinching my skin as my upper back fatigued. Not much stretching but quite beat from all the supports.
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