I hated high school for one reason, I didn't have the biggest bench. For some reason I could outlift everybody except when it came to benching, was it because I was 6'2 and everybody else that was "big" was 5'8 or under? Well no because I could out squat them all and that makes no sense whatsoever. It was because I wasn't ready pychologically. The last day of school I maxed out at 295 not 300, 295 but here's the kicker, I could do it twice! but for some god damned reason I couldn't get 300 once. Until about 2 weeks later me and my training parter decided to max at the end of a chest workout, I was laying on the bench with my eyes closed and told my partner to load 295 on the bench so I could get a maximal lift. Well I wasn't paying attention and my partner who wasn't very good at math loaded 315 without me knowing it. So I took it off the rack thinking
it’s 295, reped it twice, racked it and stood up to get a drink. After I get a drink I looked over to see 315 on the bench. I run over to my parter and ask him if that’s what I benched, with a dumb look on his face he say’s “yeah I guess” and man was I happy.
So next time you go for a PR just lay on the bench, close your eyes and have your partner load somthing crazy on. You might be suprised when you get up and take a look at the weight! -sasquatch99