Mark Dowling

2013 Week 46 - Bench Day 1

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Competition Bench Press x2 @9 4-6%
Est. 1RM: 112 kgs
90 x2 x1 @7
97.5 x2 x1 @8
103.5 x2 x1 @9
98.5 x2 x1 @9

-1 kg from last week but the top set was very solid. Probably on the lighter side of 9.

8cm Towel Press x2 @9 4-6%
Est. 1RM: 118 kgs
98.5 x2 x1 @7
105 x2 x1 @8
108.5 x2 x1 @9
105 x2 x2 @8
105 x2 x2 @8.5
105 x2 x1 @9

+2 kg PR on my estimated max from last week. Again, probably on the lighter side of 9 on my top set. Got in plenty of sets at only a 3.2 % drop, so the top set possibly was a bit light. But I'm building on previous performances all the same.

Push Press x4 @8 4-6%
Est. 1RM: 76 kgs
50 x4 x1 @6
60 x4 x1 @8
60 x4 x2 @8.5
60 x4 x3 @9
60 x4 x1 @8.5
65 x4 x1 @9

I think I need to warm up a little slower (i.e. with smaller jumps) on push presses to allow me to reach a higher top weight.

Close Grip Seated Rows x8 @8
Est. 1RM: 122 kgs
80 x8 x3 @7
90 x8 x3 @8
90 x8 x1 @8.5

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