Trying to up bench

Discussion in 'Training Forum' started by anonynmous39596706, Sep 5, 2015.

  1. I did it like you laid out except on the 325 the guy spotting me touched the bar. I don't know how much assistance he added so I did the 325 a second time. I was a little nervous about being able to get the last set of 225x8, but it actually felt easy and I probably could have gotten 10. It all felt pretty easy today. Will try and get a video on Saturday. Thank you very much
     
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  2. Masters Power

    Masters Power Member AnabolicLab.com Supporter

    Nice work. You have it moving in the right direction. Ride the wave up to 350 and beyond.
     
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  3. Haunch

    Haunch Member

    All those dam mirrors in the gym make it impossible to focus on what I'm doing. Can see the tight asses from every angle and I'm really trying to turn my head
     
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  4. MindlessWork

    MindlessWork Member AnabolicLab.com Supporter

    I share the trepidation you had, when I went to 245 from 225 and i got it for a double. 275 got for a single. Hopefully this is a good sign :)

    Keep moving you will hit 4 plates within a year :)
     
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  5. Sorry for the late reply. Life is busy right now. But no matter, MP took care of you with some great advice.

    Did you try bracing harder? If so, what was the outcome?
     
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  6. I was bracing harder on the lighter lifts. To tell the truth I was just concentrating on not crushing myself on the 325. I probably was much tighter then usual because it is starting to become second nature. I am lowering the bar much slower and making sure there is a slight stop with no bounce at the bottom. I feel I have a lot more control now.

    Thanks for all the help. I want to enter a comp as soon as I can hit higher numbers.
     
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  7. Four plates before my 55th birthday would be a huge accomplishment. That's fourteen months.
     
  8. MindlessWork

    MindlessWork Member AnabolicLab.com Supporter

    But definitely doable.
     
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  9. jaymaximus

    jaymaximus Member

    405 at anytime is awesome. At 55 its insane. Im in on this bro. Trying to get there myself. Keep us posted...
     
  10. I got to keep taking my Mexican Vitamins and I should get there
     
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  11. MindlessWork

    MindlessWork Member AnabolicLab.com Supporter

    Get them from DavidSlaton2015? :D
     
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  12. New video. I did the same sets and reps building up to it as last time. It sucks so bad I don't know what to say but sorry for the assault on your eyes. I don't think one thing went right except the fact that I did not crush myself.
     
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  13. MindlessWork

    MindlessWork Member AnabolicLab.com Supporter

    Sloppy but you did manage not to crush yourself...you'll get it soon enough :)

    I tried 295 Friday...nearly crushed myself with that one so you aren't alone ;)
     
  14. What I lack in technique I make up in shear determination. I instructed my spotter not to touch the bar after the liftoff. If I don't get it I want to die with dignity.
     
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  15. MindlessWork

    MindlessWork Member AnabolicLab.com Supporter

    You are a fighter brother...make the weight your bitch. Will be a fight but you'll win in the end!
     
  16. jaymaximus

    jaymaximus Member

    Lmao. I did the same thing saturday with 375. Spotter touched it and I got mad.

    Ive found if i put a little more weight on and fail I can hit my goal weight sometimes. So for 325 do a apotted attempt at 335 (dont waste all your energy) and try 325
     
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  17. Your hitting 375?
     
  18. jaymaximus

    jaymaximus Member

    I did saturday. Just 1 rep. That Halo put me over the top... its a helluva drug
     
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  19. jaymaximus

    jaymaximus Member

    Dom will help you get right. Finally some GOOD advice

     
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  20. MindlessWork

    MindlessWork Member AnabolicLab.com Supporter

    Gotta like Dom, he's hilarious yet gives great advice. Watching his videos is worth it.