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Bench Stronger at Night?

Hi guys, quick question regarding bench pressing.
I usually train at 6:30am. The other morning I was benching 50kg(not huge but only starting). I did find i was struggling to wards the end of my last set of 5.
However that evening I went to my brothers who has put in a new bench and weights. The funny thing was I could knock out reps with 60kgs on the bar @ 18:30.

Is this normal. Would it be due to the fact that my body isn’t used to moving weight in the morning?
Should I wait and train bench in the evenings instead of the morning?

It depends on the individual but for a lot of people that is the case.

for me i usually do better in the morning

it could also be really bad warm up. in the morning you arent really warmed up whereas in the evening you’ve probably already odne lots so you are kinda warmed up

It might be that you were using a different bar or something and it weighed a diff amount

[quote]bmitch wrote:
It might be that you were using a different bar or something and it weighed a diff amount[/quote]

That’s what I was thinking. Even plates labeled as forty fives can vary by three to four pounds either way depending upon the set it’s coming from. Weigh a plate or bar some time to see.

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