5×65 / 5×80 / 3×95
5×100 / 5×120 / 5×135
Felt very confident on the bench press today. Didn’t feel any load imbalances. Slow negative to ensure I’m engaging everything equally and then explode upward on the positive. Used a thumbless grip as well.
Barbell Rows: 5x10x95
Not bad for doing 5 sets of 10. May switch to performing dumbbell rows instead. I find that the lower bar position due to smaller plates is causing me to involve my lower back and hamstrings more as if doing a deadlift.
Barbell Curls: 10×40 / 6×40 / 8×40
Supersetted the barbell curls with the barbell rows. Bad idea. Both exercises target the biceps and so I quickly suffered from the fatigue when doing the barbell curls on the 2nd and 3rd sets. Rested a bit longer before doing the last set.
Seated Tricep Extensions: 10×45 / 10×50 / 10×50
Love doing these. Ever since discovering them while on the Madcow5x5 routine, I’ve always incorporated them in any routine needed some tricep isolation work.
Bent Lateral Raises: 10×15 / 10×10 / 10×10
Not a fan of doing these. I’ll stick with them for a bit more to see if my shoulder strength improves from it.