Update: Record Week is over! I broke some records on 2 or 3 consecutive sets, here’s how everything stood when the dust settled.
Here’s the final tally:
BB Flat Bench: 2851
BB Rows: 3001
BB Standing Press: 1751
BB Squats: 3451
BB Romanian DLs: 4351
Seated Calves: 2251 (lol)
DB Incline Bench: 1102
DB Seated Press: 851
BB Deadlifts: 4501
BB Front Squats: 275*1
So my bulk is finishing up (peaked at about 207…213 with a full belly ). As I begin my cut I decided this week to try and break as many records as possible. Seeing as I’ve been setting new records (for multiple reps) each week, I’m going to try and find as many 1 rep maxes as possible.
Today I was my bench/BB row/Standing Press day. I’ve been an awful bencher most of my life, so was my dad. We have the same insertion points, etc. We’re just not built for benching. SO I was uber-excited last week when I was doing 260 for 5 reps (my 1 rep record is 265). I kept my discipline and didn’t shoot for records at the expense of muscle building, knowing at the end I’d shoot for something. Today I went like this:
2452 2651 2751 2851 300*X BARELY missed 300. I was SO happy. I’m not going to continue the bulk, I’ll cut, try to retain as much strength as possible, and at the start of my next bulk I’ll be starting much stronger than I was this cycle.
BB Rows are an exercise that I’ve had coming on for the last few months. Took me nearly 5 years to get the hang of them, but I was finally repping around 260 on them.
Today I went: 2451 2651 (tied PR) 2851 (new pr) 3001 (New pr)
Finally I finished with BB standing presses. I never really did these before, usually i went with DBs in the past, so my record wasn’t that high here. I went:
1551 1751 (new PR).
And that’s 3 records in one day!