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    Hello everyone!

    Feel free to comment, bitch at me, encourage me. :P

    I am a 29 year-old male. Five years ago, used to bench 435 x 5 x 5 with an elastic band. I'd like to beat that in the next year. Right now I am not as strong as I used to be.
    I finished up my linear progression a few months ago around late may. Was doing: 335x5x3 deadlift, 315x5x3 bench and didn't start doing presses until I started the Texas method about June 8th. At that time, I did 370x5x3, (was too tired to do all five reps back then), 335x5x5 bench, 175x5x5 overhead press. I don't squat, since I don't have a squat rack. Just a bench which is too low and cumbersome to even pick up 225 lbs for squat.

    Male, 29, 5'10", 193 or so.

    My main training goal is to reach the following by June 2021. Call me crazy if you like.
    Deadlift 625 x 5
    Bench 445 x 5
    Press 315 x 5

    I'll put today's logs:

    August 1st

    Bench press
    345 x 3 too heavy and I couldn't do more than three.
    335 x 4
    325 x 5
    325 x 5
    325 x 5
    325 x 5
    315 x 5
    315 x 5
    305 x 5
    305 x 5
    305 x 5
    295 x 5
    275 x 5

    410 x 5
    410 x 5
    410 x 4
    395 x 5
    After this I tried 365, which I used for warm up, and I could not lift it, so I decided to call it a day.

    I used to have to use straps and alternate during my linear progression, until I bought gym chalk. Grip is now stronger, and already going over 400 lbs with no grip issues.
    I usually take at least 10 or 20 or 30 plus minutes break during each set. Working out from home. Between sets I'll do work on the computer, go to the store come back and do another set. Some sets occasionally have 40 minutes or an hour twenty minutes in between if I get caught up doing some sort of chores, cutting the lawn or whatever else is going on.
    I work out alone, if I fail on a bench, then I just put it on my stomach and roll it off my legs. Back when I did 435 x 5, never had a spotter or needed one either.
    I bent my bar, so it's a buffalo bar. All weights fall off without cuffs, so all lifts are with cuffs.
    Last edited by Myles; 08-01-2020 at 10:16 PM.


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