Strong and sexy. Yep. That’s my goal.
Today was a benching day. And not a good one. I am really, really struggling. Couldn’t hit the reps at the prescribed weight today. My right shoulder just gave out. Several times. No pain, luckily. Just no strength. To say I am frustrated is an understatement. My left (good) arm presses and my right (bad) lags, sometimes won’t even press off my chest more than a few inches.
After many sets and increasing frustration, I did reverse bands to three boards up to a double at 115 lb., which is slightly more than bodyweight. Very, very nervous and bitchy about being nervous and weak. I have found that I’m actually stronger and more stable with a narrow grip at this point, which of course makes the stroke that much longer. And I already have a very long stroke.
Then I followed up the benching with bentover BB rows, lots of tricep work, lats, and cuff stuff.
I’m working on a plan that will incorporate a second day of benching each week. Low weights and high reps. Also, I keep vowing to start swimming. Perhaps that would strengthen my shoulder?
Here’s hoping Friday’s training is more positive.