- 45 lbs x 5, 135 x 5, 150 x 5, 170 x 3, 190 x 2
- 210 x 1, 230 x 1, 250 x 1, 260 x X
I decided to skip the 5RM attempt and go for a 1RM attempt. For some odd reason, I barreled up to 250 without think that 255 was my prior max and that maybe I should approach that a little slower. The 250 was harder than expected. The 260 was close but I couldn’t lock it out.
Close Grip Bench
- 140 x 5, 5, 15
Decided to switch over to a 3×5 linear progression on the close grip bench.
Incline DB Curls
- 20 lb DB: 10, 10, 10
- 1 min rest
This was an experiment with doing DB curls at an incline in order to provide a moment arm that is more appropriate for the muscle dynamics of the movement. It seemed to work judging from the pump with a mere 20 lbs.
Did some sets of 10 side and front raises with empty (~8 lb) DB handle. I blame these for some brutal neck pain the last time I tried them so I am going to be really cautious easing these in.