I had hay fever for three days, and still. Spent the weekend with fever in bed. Did my bench press session today as I did not want to miss a workout.
My bench has never been a good point for me. My TM is 100kg now, and I am 172 pounds, pound for pound it is not really where I want to be.
I was on my final set for 85% of my TM , the goal was to hit 5 reps or more but I only managed 3 reps, then the spotter helped me lift the 4th and 5th reps (they don’t count, obviously).
Should I get more food and rest (I missed some meals on the weekend) and then be even more determined next week for my final bench press set on the 3x3 week, trying even harder to get the extra few reps?
At the moment, I feel like I am not as determined as I need to be. I could be eating slightly more , I could be resting better and more determined. I only really tend to go for the minimum reps for the final sets, but I want to try harder now because I think it has come to the point of the programme where if I don’t try harder and eat more/recover better, then I just don’t grow. The gains don’t come as easily anymore.
N.b. I am following this version of Wendler (Boring but Big) and I also have the book.