Just finished my Chest and Triceps workout today. Well it was supposed to be Chest and Triceps but ended up just doing chest because I ran into a friend and he convinced me to get some much needed cardio in. I wanted to try out some cardio while onso why not. Had a great chest training session. Felt really rested and strong going in today. This is my second time this week training chest so was expecting a slight drop off, but nope. I went up!
Flat Bench Press: Started off wanting to try and . Warmed my way up to my previous max of 285. My buddy showed up and so I said what the heck lets go up. Went for 295 and got out 2 reps! Tried to go to 300, but wasn't able to get it this week. Very very happy with this.
Then did my regular flat bench: 3 sets of 12(185lb), 10(205lb), 8(225lb) Increased each set by 10lbs.
Incline Dumbbell Press: 3 sets of 12(70), 10(75), 8(80) Same as previous workout
Hammer Strength chest press: 3 sets of 12(160), 10(180), 8(200) Same as previous
Cable Flies: 3 sets of 12(40lb), 10(50), 8(55) Same as previous
Overall I am super stoked about hitting a new PR with bench press. I haven't really been focusing on trying to get to that, but now I really want to get over 300lbs which I should be able to very soon. I felt like my nervous system was primed and ready to go today. Woke up in a great mood, jumped out of bed and hit the weights. Between studying for 8 finals in the next 9 days, I would have been happy coming anywhere close to my normal lifts. However, I went up and feel great. As far as the cardio goes, we did just 20 minutes of interval training on the treadmill, 1 minute run/sprint, 2 minute jog and repeated to up to 20 minutes. I have not done cardio in for ever and I thought I was going to die but felt really good. Had a great chest pump today and my buddy who hasn't seen me since high school (7 years ago) was shocked at how big I had gotten (I was 160 throughout high school, and now at 182). Loving this stuff!