Ahh, last session for the #39 cycle. Everything went well. Was feeling impatient with squats so I doubled up sets instead of doing 4 triples. Really no energy today – one of those days – but I pushed everything out. Decided to do bench press touch and go since it was the last workout of the cycle, just to see how they felt. Pretty easy. 335 for 4 is a PR, although I could get more if I was fresh. Did some slingshot bench without arching, to make the rom longer, and the movement harder. Felt good. CG bench with the slingshot is a real winner for me.
I should mention one new thing I have been doing the last several workouts. For one of my pull-apart sets I double up my red band and loop it around my forearms and then I do 50-100 reps with the bar. The doubled up band forces me to work hard to keep my hands spread apart while pressing, forcing my lats to stay firing the entire set, which has been carrying over to my actual bench in the form of more stability under the bar when lowering and pausing the weight.
High-bar ATG Squats:
Slingshot Bench Press:
Slingshot CG Bench:
DB Hammer Curls (one big drop set):
Duration: 120 minutes