Barbell Strict Presses
Close Grip Barbell Bench Presses
Overhead Rope Extensions
Neutral Grip Pulldowns
25 Minutes of Stretching
Comments: Started off with the usual strict pressing. Probably should have just done the triple with 255lbs on the first rest pause set as I think it sapped my strength for the final set as I got goose egg there. Not to say it wasn’t close; it was out in front of me and my triceps were just not there when it hit the sticking point. It is nice to be repping 250lbs or more weekly though. Moved on to speed triples after that. The added rep was definitely noticeable but still shoving that weight up there. Third set felt the best on these. Close grip benching followed that and weight felt better on my wrists and shoulders this week. Definitely leaving some reps in the tank on each work set. Rope triceps stuff to failure after that. It is weird having such an issue straightening out my arms near the end of these sets haha. More lightish pulldowns but I was able to lift these with power while maintaining focus on pulling with my back muscles. A ton easier this session. Worked through this workout quickly, stretched and beat feet home to beat the impending snow storm.
Pressing for Power and Development - Charles Coster (1957)
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