Nothing really better in 3 months or so,
DB bench has gone down to 150x5 for a while, so 1 rep less.
I know that if I keep it up it will become 150x6 for 2 weeks, then go to 150x7 the week after for one week, then back at 150x6 durably. Then I will hit 150x7, then 150x8 the week after, then back to 150x7 for a while.
Bumped top romanian deadlift working set to 595x1. Going to keep it this way, 5p+2x25lbs is cool, 600x1 is pretty cringe. 605 and 610 too (605 more than 610), so I’ll bump to 615 (5p+2x25+10lbs each side) sometime in the far future. Could go up now if I was a jackass, but I have grown wise with the years and there is no point.
Going to rotate DB press before barbell press soon, it’s going to be with the 120lbs instead of 115lbs, then I’ll do 1 top set of less than five with 125lbs probably. Reason: some middle aged 300lbs ginger guy did the 120lbs once in my gym (but for reps), will have to do the 125lbs regularly. Already can do it for low reps.
This will be as soon as I finally get 240x2 barbell, which could be anytime now. Barbell sucks by the way, garbage tier exercise that doesnt work for me but I told myself I had to 240x2 before going to DB again. Switching now would be a psychological failure and open the way to degeneration (even if I already am but that’s not the point). Can’t wait to go back to my TRUE LOVE.
Also neutral grip chin to 180x1 (4 plates). DB row are bumped to 260x5, I don’t even know what that is now. Started using straps on sets heavier than 170lbs instead of 150lbs. Pull ups up to 125x1, then more or less 15 reps with +25, then BW for 1 set.
Back training is going very well since I fixed my elbow pain with grip work. I train it after back and legs and it hasn’t even gotten stronger, I don’t think it’s even in my genetic to grip above 405lb lol.
Front squat is still meh, will maybe bounce back to 405 or so soon.
Bumped bench press up to 325x1, low effort after everything.
Finally some things are a little bit better in 3 months or so.