first iron

So, I got up at 5:30 this morning to lift at the shed. It, of course, was rad. First iron is always rad. You need to be pretty committed to be the first dude to handle the weights in the morning. Same old thing today – bench, close-grip bench, incline bench. And I finished with some dips. Felt strong, was psyched. These numbers are good for me.

  • BB flat bench press
    • warm-up
      • 1 x 12 w/ the bar
      • 1 x 12 @ 95 lbs
      • 1 x 12 @ 135
    • work sets
      • 2 x 12 @ 155
        • this last set was hard. got my lats involved. last rep, second set was epic. watch elbow position – keep them away from torso (I think)
  • close-grip bench press
    • 1 x 12 @ 135
      • easy
    • 1 x 12 @ 145
      • good weight. last 2 or 3 reps were hard
  • BB incline bench press
    • 1 x 12 @ 105
      • way easy
    • 2 x 12 @ 135
      • good weight. felt strong.
  • dips
    • 1 x 25
      • good triceps burn

My right shoulder felt a little bad today – was popping during stretches, shoulder dislocations.
Kind of a lot of rest between sets. These weights were strong, good benchmarks.

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