Mark Dowling

2013 Week 37 Bench Day 2 - Overshooting RPEs - Sorry Coach...

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Bench (touch and go) x3 @9 4-6%
Est. 1RM: 113 kgs
100 x3 x1 @8.5
102.5 x3 x1 @9.5
95 x3 x1 @8.5
95 x3 x1 @9

-5 kg on last weeks effort. Although that was a high rep @10 set, so that may account for some of the difference. Tonight was a better performance than the other two weeks in this cycle so that can't be a bad thing.

3ct Pause Bench x5 @9 4-6%
Est. 1RM: 102 kgs
87.5 x5 x1 @10
80 x5 x1 @9

Overshot my RPE on the first set. I thought I was going relatively light as I was aiming for a set with 92 kg. Fatigued very quickly. I may have been counting slightly slower than when I last did them.

Close Grip 3Board x5 @8 4-6%
Est. 1RM: 110 kgs
90 x5 x1 @8.5
90 x5 x2 @9.5
90 x5 x1 @11

Small overshoot on the initial RPE but not too bad considering this was the first time I've done these. I knew there was a possibility of a missed rep on these but I put up a good fight on the 5th rep of the last set. Was close to grinding it out but alas it was not to be. Next time!

Seated DB Curl x5 @10
Est. 1RM: 48 kgs
30 x5 x1 @6
35 x5 x1 @7
40 x5 x1 @9
40 x5 x1 @9.5

+4 kg over last week on the seated DB curls. It all counts! . Also, no RPE overshoot...

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