Alright, so I’m doing 5/3/1 (love it, doing it forever), started w/ light weights and fat gripz then worked my way up, on my 3rd 4 week cycle. just like everyone else my lifts are going up, probably not like everyone else I’m actually keeping them low and checking my ego. today didn’t feel so hot even though I went through all my cues and stuff. 5/3/1 is humbling because I’m using 90% of my calculated max I know I can bench 245+ once but the last set of 185 only went up 7 times. I felt OK but at the beginning I feel like I can get 10+. Tell me what I’m doing wrong. Sorry about the shitty angle but my workout partner is pretty inept and there are no phones allowed on the gym floor and we have become a target for getting bitched at. I don’t like to use much of a back arch, but I have a little one going, my ass is planted on the bench, and my feet are solid. I breathe at the top and try to keep my elbow tuck decent. I make it an issue to keep my wrists in line with the bar too, and I accelerate the bar as hard as I can and always lock out my elbows. Touch my shirt at the bottom then boom. each rep is its own lift. I have pretty long arms though. This post is far longer than I planned so I’ll stop.
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