Great workout yesterday. Hit a 405 floor press after having done roughly 40 sets of heavy pressing!!! (no kidding). Despite having a regular bench press max of 445 I never floor pressed more than 375 before so I'm psyched!
The workout was as follow to give you an idea:
1. Shoulder press from pins starting at the chin 5 sets of 3 reps
2. Shoulder press from pins starting at forehead 5 sets of 3
3. Shoulder press from pins 4" from lockout 5 sets of 3
4. Javelin thrower press 5 sets of 5 per arm
5. Standing military press we did 8 sets of 3 reps
6. Incline bench press 5 sets of 3 reps, 1 set of 1 rep
7. Floor press working our way to a a 1RM with sets ranging from 3 down to 1 rep.
NOTE: all of these exercises were "ramped up" meaning that only the last set was a near max effort. The other sets where in the 75-85% range. Heavy enough to cause a training effect, not high enough to cause neural fatigue.
P.S. This was an extreme workout because the stars were aligned for both my partner and I and we just "had IT" on that day, I do not recommend such a workout or do it on a regular basis.
I REPEAT WE DO NOT DO THAT KIND OF WORKOUT ON A REGULAR BASIS. IT WAS ONCE OF THESE DAYS WHERE WE WERE BOTH INVINCIBLE AND SIMPLY WANTED TO SEE HOW MUCH VOLUME WE COULD DO.
I didn't actually plan on doing the floor press or incline press. But my partner Nick beat me for the first time on a pressing exercise (presses from pins) and I know the incline and floor press are not his best lifts, so I decided to put him back in his place