good bench experience

I benched for the first time in four weeks on Wednesday. After three real easy warm-up sets, I did two slow sets at 185 lbs. My problem shoulder had no problems and felt fine the next day. For this first day back I was lowering and pressing in a very slow, controlled way, concentrating on pulling my shoulders back and isolating my chest the whole time. I can’t say I felt very strong but that wasn’t really the point of this training session. My shoulder went through a mellow bench routine without issue and I feel it could be ready for explosive lifts at 70% in a few weeks.

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