After hitting 3 reps with 385 lb last week for a 3RM, I decided to go for 400 lb x 2 for a 2RM.

Tried it today, but ended up missing on the 2nd rep because of my back slipping on the grip-tape+duct-tape enhanced bench. FRAK SAKES! Pretty sure some skin from the back of my neck scraped onto the grip tape during the slide.

I was thinking about trying it again, but went with a conservative 390 lb for 2 reps instead. Changed shirts to help minimize any chances of slipping again. I did notice that my right foot was sliding on the ground during the 2nd rep.

Paused Reverse Grip Bench Press

  • 45 x 10
  • 140 x 5
  • 230 x 3
  • 280 x 1
  • 330 x 1

Reverse Grip Bench Press

  • 370 x 1
  • 400 x 1
    • Wanted 2, but missed on the 2nd rep because of my back slipped on the bench :|
  • 390 x 2 * PR!
    • +10 lb 2 rep max

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Breathing Paused High Bar Squat

  • 45 x 10
  • 140 x 10
  • 230 x 5
  • 320 x 3

Paused High Bar Squat

  • 410 x 1

High Bar Squat

  • 460 x 1
  • 510 x 3
    • Wanted 4+, but after the third rep I racked the weight. Too slow. Not feeling it today.
  • 500 x 1 * PR!
    • +40 lb no belt 1RM!

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Breathing Paused High Bar Squat

  • 45 x 10
  • 140 x 10
  • 230 x 5
  • 320 x 3

Paused High Bar Squat

  • 410 x 1

High Bar Squat

  • 460 x 1
  • 500 x 1
  • 565 x 1 * PR!
    • +10 lb 1 rep max!
    • Really tried to thrust my hips forward to get my hips under the bar. Doesn't look like it on video, but believe me, I tried!
  • 500 x 2
    • Wanted 3, but after the 2nd rep I was done. Good enough for today.

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Paused Bench Press

  • 45 x 10
  • 140 x 5
  • 230 x 3
  • 280 x 1
  • 330 x 1

Bench Press

  • 375 x 2 * PR!
    • +10 lb PR!
    • Had to put a bit of effort to get that 2nd rep.
  • 350 x 3
    • Missed on the 4th rep. Meh next time.

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Paused Front Squat

  • 45 x 10
  • 140 x 5
  • 230 x 3
  • 280 x 1
  • 330 x 1

Front Squat

  • 370 x 1
  • 410 x 1
  • 455 x 1 * PR!
    • +15 lb 1 REP MAX!
    • I failed this twice weight last week, but got it today. I repeated Greg Nuckol's advice in my mind that he gave to me last week during my warm up sets leading up to this. He said: "Coming out of the hole, push your hips and knees forward faster to get your hips under the bar". It worked! Really tried to push my hips forward coming out of the bottom. A bit tough, felt light headed when I unracked the bar and got into position (probably from the bar pressed too hard against my neck), a grind at the sticking point and some wobbly knees. Got it anyways.
  • 365 x 3
  • 320 x 5

 

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