Early today I re-figured my 1RM for Barbell Bench Press and Seated Cable Rows. I just didn’t feel like I was getting anything out of the workout. I’m currently doing ABBH. Well I was right. I underestimated my 1RMs big time. So anyway after work I come home to lift. My seated cable row was perfect after doing the reconfiguration (80% of 1RM). However I had to drop my bench press by 20 lbs. That is 20 lbs less than the configuration of 80% of 1RM! So I’m going along and realize how much I’m struggling with even the 20 lb less configuration. I get to the 98th rep and just about kill myself. So I drop it 5 more lbs for the 9th rep. What happens? I nearly crush myself again. Took a chunk out of the stone on the fireplace having to tilt the barbell off of me. Had to finish out the 10th rep with another 5 lbs taken off. Let this be a lesson to those that don’t use a training partner. Don’t try lifting more then you can handle. Obviously the best advice is to lift with a partner. Again, obviously that isn’t convenient for everyone.
Anyone have a solution to the reason I had to drop my 80% of 1RM so considerably yet was right on for the Seated Cable Row?