I just got a new P mother-f’in R on bench!
355, RAW (with wrist wraps, no belt).
I’ve been working up to a 3RM on bench and bench-like exercises for the past 6 weeks while on a Westside inspired routine, and today I felt like going for a 1RM after my 3RMs.
My previous lifetime PR was 335 years ago, then last week I was able to get it for 2 while trying to go for a 3RM.
I hit 345 today for 1 and that was a new PR, then 350 was tempting me, but I felt like I could get 355 so I tried it and it went up smooth.
The pause probably would have been questionable in an actual meet, so it was more like a touch and go.
My spotter was in a hurry and was only able to spot me up to my 345, then had to leave. I was in a power rack anyway and had pins set up just in case, but I wasn’t able to get a lift off for 355.
I never show emotion in the gym around other people, even on other max effort lifts, but today I was too excited to hold it all in. I wasn’t obnoxious or anything, but I was damn pleased.
Next stop, 405!
(well, maybe a couple of stops before that…)
(Oh, and my spelling has been getting a lot better too. I just used Google’s spell checker and didn’t get any errors besides “f’in” and “Westside”.)