I have spent the past 7 months injured, not training consistently, going on vacation and otherwise using my time to pursue things not very weightlifty. I called EFS a couple weeks ago and asked about some gear, they had Jo Jordan call me back (very nice guy by the way) and he answered all my gear questions, I placed an order and promptly went off to Boston to watch my beloved Red Sox play the Indians with my wife and kids.
I came back to find GEAR!! and today I decided to embark upon my gear whore training regimen, my younger brother, who has never lifted weights has decided to be my training partner so I will probably be posting lots of questions and videos in search of tips so that I look like an expert to him : )
Day One Saturday 8/6
Bench- w/ups, 315x3x3, add Metal Bash 1 ply- 365 x1 cannot touch flies up, 405 x1 cannot touch flies up, 425 x1 cannot touch flies up, 465x1 2 inches away flies up, 495x1 still 2 inches still flies up
Close Grip Paused Incline Bench- 225x5x5 (need to go up alot I think)
Pushdowns w/grip4force handles- 3 sets 20 reps different weights
Dips- 15, 15, 15
Brother threw up in his beard.
Remarkably my shoulders feel fine as do my elbows I am hoping to post a video next time so someone can explain better what I am doing wrong as far as getting the weights down). I will be squatting in a Metal squatter on Tuesday, I put it on and wore it around my house for 2 hours yesterday after I got home, mainly because once it was on I couldn't get it off, I ate a bowl of Corn pops and answered the door in it, my wife hates me.