Hey guys, my school had a bench press meet today that was free so I decided what the hell, I’ll give it a go. I’m still pretty excited so I thought I’d post how I did.
I weighed in at 204 and benched 345. This isn’t much, I know. But considering I only benched 315 twice last week, I’m pretty happy. We had to pause so it was even more difficult than last week’s 315. First time I’ve ever paused on an ME bench too. Gotten 385 once before but that was 30 lbs. ago with no Jiu Jitsu training. Not a PR but still damn proud.
One other guy had gotten 340, the record for the day, so after getting 275 and 315, I decided to give 345 a go. Went up pretty smoothly.
I realize I’m about to get flamed for this but I’m pretty proud of myself considering the improvement. Just want to encourage everyone to compete in some form because it’s a blast. You’ll probably surprise yourself too.