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Old 03-02-2013, 05:14 PM   #307
sabala
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03/02/13 - First time benching today in 21 months! Did 135x10, then 155x5, 155x4, 155x3 and 135x3 for the first day back. Will see how long it takes to move up to 185...

*updates* Might as well monitor my progression here -

*03/19/13* - Today was my 1st time lifting since 3/2/13 but I did - 135x10, 155x5/3 sets, 135x3 so a slight improvement...could be awhile to 185 at this rate!
*03/24/13* - Benching today was - 135x10, 155x7, 155x6, 155x5, 135x5
*03/27/13* - Felt pretty good today, first time I wasn't sore going in. Today was - 135x15, 155x9, 155x7, 155x6, 135x4
*03/30/13* - 135x13, 155x9, 155x8, 155x6, 135x4
*04/02/13* - 135x15, 155x10/2 sets, 155x9.5, (couldn't go up all the way, had to drop it on the lower bar holder) 135x3
*04/06/13* - 135x15, 185x3/3 sets, 135x7, (for the record, I'm weighing in at 160.2 lbs currently)
*04/10/13* - 135x15, 185x4, 185x3/2 sets, 135x10
*04/13/13* - 135x20, 185x5, 185x4/2 sets, 135x8
*04/16/13* - 135x20, 185x6, 185x5/2 sets, 135x5
*04/21/13* - 135x23, 185x7, 185x6, 185x5, 135x10
*04/24/13* - 135x23, 185x7, 185x6, 185x5, 135x5
*04/27/13* - 135x23, 185x8, 185x7, 185x6, 135x8
*05/01/13* - 135x20, 185x9, 185x7, 185x6, 135x5
*05/04/13* - 135x23, 185x8, 185x8, 185x7.5,(needed help from spotter) 135x8
*05/09/13* - 135x20, 185x9, 185x8, 185x7, 135x8
*05/12/13* - 135x20, 185x10, 185x9.5, 185x8.5,135x8(dropped the last 2 on the lower bar holder-total failure!) 135x5
*05/17/13* - 135x25, 185x10, 185x9, 185x8,135x8(late workout/empty stomach/bad sleep = no gains today)
*05/20/13* - 135x23, 185x10, 185x9.5, 185x8,135x8(hmmm, seem to be hitting a wall here!)
*05/23/13* - 135x23, 185x10, 185x9.5, 185x8,135x8
*05/27/13* - 135x23, 205x5/3 sets, 135x8
*05/31/13* - 135x23, 205x5, 205x4, 205x5, 135x7
*06/04/13* - 135x23, 205x5/3 sets, 135x8
*06/07/13* - 135x25, 205x6, 205x5/2 sets, 135x8
*06/10/13* - 135x30, 205x7, 205x5/2 sets, 135x7
*06/13/13* - 135x20, 205x6/2 sets, 205x5,135x5
*06/17/13* - 135x25, 205x6/3 sets, 135x8
*06/21/13* - 135x23, 205x7/2 sets, 205x6,135x5
*06/24/13* - 135x25, 205x7/3 sets, 135x5
*06/28/13* - 135x25, 205x8, 205x7.5, 205x6, 135x5
*07/02/13* - 135x29, 205x6/3 sets, 135x6
*07/10/13* - 135x20, 205x4, 205x5, 205x4, 135x5, Well, so much for not going more than 4 days w/o working out!
*07/15/13* - 135x20, 205x3, 205x5/2 sets, 135x8
*07/18/13* - 135x20, 205x4, 205x5/2 sets, 135x8
*07/21/13* - 135x23, 205x5, 205x4/2 sets, 135x8
*07/27/13* - 135x20, 185x5, 185x7/2 sets, 135x5, Def. shouldn't go more than 4 days w/o benching! :/
*07/31/13* - 135x23, 185x10/3 sets, 135x5, ok, back to 205 next time. Also, weighing in at 154 lbs currently.
*08/03/13* - 135x23, 205x5/3 sets, 135x8
*08/11/13* - 135x15, 185x5, 185x7, 135x4 - bike crash on 08/03 kept me outta the gym until today
*08/16/13* - 135x15, 185x5, 185x7/2 sets, 135x4
*08/21/13* - 135x15, 185x6/3 sets
*08/28/13* - 135x20, 185x7/3 sets

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