My Road to a 4x Bodweight Deadlift: Episode 10

by Jordan Syatt October 10, 2014

My Training Log

Week 2, Day 2: Bench Press Workout

Another “off” day, this week I’m not feeling my best in the gym as the weights feel heavier than usual.

Regardless, it was a pretty good training session. Despite running off of fumes and little-to-no sleep, I made it through without too much trouble.

Definitely looking forward to a new program and the next 3-week wave.

1) Bench Press: 4 x 6 @ 195lbs

Having hit this same weight last week for 4 x 8, this felt way too difficult for only 4 x 6.

Looking back, my form felt off and I didn’t feel very stable on the bench. 

Honestly, no other excuse than I was tired and not feeling my best.

Whatever. Shit happens. Just part of the iron game.

I’ll get more sleep and do better this coming week.

2) Incline Pause Bench Press: 4 x 8 @125lbs

These felt better than expected, but definitely not where I want them to be.

I hate this move.

But that’s just because I suck at it.

Which means I need to do it more.

Great.

3) Bent Over Barbell Row: 4 x 8 @ 135lbs

I knew I should’ve kept the weight at 125lbs but I was feeling lazy so I just slapped the 45lb plates on and did all 4 sets here.

Form is nowhere near where it should be (i.e. it looks like shit) but I didn’t have the motivation to strip the 45’s.

Powerlifting problems.

4a) Inverted Row: 3 x 12 +25lbs

I’ve said it every single week but I feel like it’s worth saying again…

These suck.

They’re absolutely brutal and completely destroy my upper back every time.

If you aren’t doing these…start.

Now.

4b) Banded Push-Up: 3 x 15

I increased the band tension from last week and got an insane tricep pump.

It’s weird…I think it’s because I practice PLing style bench so much but, for the life of me, I can’t get a pump in my pecs. 

Might be a good thing since I don’t wanna tear a pec but it’s something I think about every so often when my triceps take over completely and it feels like my pecs do absolutely nothing. Might be worth trying to get my pecs a bit more involved.

We’ll see…

That’s a Wrap!

From start to finish, warm-up included, this workout took a little over 60-min.

Again, definitely wasn’t my best day but, all things considered, it wasn’t my worst day either.

On to the next one.

-J






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