Today was okay. I wanted 10 reps for my final set at 260lbs (10 reps at 255 last cycle) and nearly had it, but my triceps died right at the end. It's always a weird progression on my bench reps, going from an easy rep to hitting failure on the next. It's pretty frustrating. I should have expected only 9 reps anyway since I got 12 at 245 last week (subtract 1 rep for every 5lbs added, giving me 260x9 for today). I'm also dumb since my last workout was OHP when usually squat or deadlift precedes bench. Still, 260x9 is a PR and the heavy singles work I did afterwards all felt very strong, much stronger than last cycle. Slow and steady progress on the bench, as usual. After my heavier singles I did 5 sets of 5 with the 110lb DB's for flatbench and supersetted them with 110lb DB rows also for 5 sets of 5.
Goals for today:
heavier singles after (again, these aren't to failure):
315x1 (these were all really easy)
3+ Day Progress on Bench:
- Cycle 6: 230 x 9
- Bench stalled, so just a few cycles of just hitting prescribed reps, and also Smolov.
- Cycle 1: 245x8
- Cycle 2: 250x8
- Cycle 3: 255x10
- Cycle 4: 260x9
Video of 260lb set below. Lost all tightness and blew it...: