Weds, 25 May 16
I couldn't get a regular, flat bench, so I did incline presses in the Smith machine. I feel like such a wimp, because it's hard to do the press movement with any real weight. I tried a reverse grip with 25 first - but my shoulder hated it, and I really wasn't getting the pec activation I was looking for. Conversely, a normal grip really allowed me to flare my lats and squeeze my pecs at the top. I started with 25x2x20, then 35x2x10, then 45x2x10, then back off sets to fatigued - 40x10, 35x7, 30x10, 25x15. I then did 110x2x15, 130x2x10 on the pec deck, reversed it and did pulls 130x2x15. They were hard. Next I hit the cable fly, single arm, 20x15, 25x2x15 per side. Then a bench was freed up. I tried to warm up with 135 and had to struggle from 7-10 reps. I was so fatigued I decided that was enough.