DEC. 20 – ME BP

Floor Press
45×5
95×5
135×3
185×3
225×3
275×3
315×3
365×1
385×1
395×0
395×0
345×1
DB Rows – 140x3x8
Super Set
Tate Press – 25x3x10
Incline DB Curls – 25x3x10
DB Rear Delt Raise – 20x3x10
Tricep Kickbacks – 15x3x15
Wrist Ext. – 8x3x10
Band Pressdowns w/light band – 1×100
The last time I did floor presses I missed 365. 385 wasn’t easy, but it was smooth and didn’t slow down at any point. I am happy that my bench is progressing. I will continue to do repetition stuff and work the low end of my bench. I did a lot of this in preparation for my upcoming unequipped meet and it’s really helping my bench. This area used to be my strong point on the bench and I lost it by not maintaining it. Training for this raw meet was a good experience and I really learned from it.
I really think in powerlifting these days people over look rep work and raw training. Lifters train for the gear and with the gear and neglect other areas. If you’re going to compete in gear you have to do that. I think you need to maintain a balance.