Overhead Press

Testing out a new'ish way to unrack the bar before pressing for the OHP. Similar to the method I used to overhead press 275 lb (where I set the safety pins where the bar height would be, set the bar on the pins, and press from that position). I rolled the bar so that it would be close to me (in other words, as far away from the rack as possible), stand up with the bar,and without stepping backwards, just pressed it up.

Seems to work OK, but the bar + plates is move very close to the rack (probably nicked my rack on a few sets).

I'm doing this because I don't think I can press inside of my rack because of the chin up bars may be in the way, and the rack is a little low, even for me.

  • 45 x 10
  • 100 x 5
  • 140 x 3
  • 190 x 2
  • 230 x 1
  • 250 x 1
  • 230 x 3,3,3
    • Wanted 6 on the 1st set, but I think I got distracted by how close the bar was to the rack.
  • 200 x 5

Paused Front Squat

Another angle:

  • 45 x 10
  • 140 x 5
  • 230 x 3
  • 280 x 2
  • 330 x 1
  • 370 x 1
    • Belted up. Not too bad.
  • 410 x 0,1 * PR!
    • Missed the first time because I underestimated how difficult it would be coming up.

Front Squat

  • 320 x 5,5
    • One more set than last week. Going to add another set next week and then start working up in weight.

 

Paused Reverse Grip Bench Press

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

Reverse Grip Bench Press

  • 370 x 1
    • Fast.
  • 320 x 4,4,4
    • Paused 1st rep.

Dips

  • Body weight x 8
    • Haven't done these in a LOOONG time. Body not used to dips :/ Something in my right side severely cramped up on the 8th rep. GAH

Breathing Paused High Bar Squat

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

Paused High Bar Squat

  • 410 x 1
  • 460 x 1
    • Belted up.
  • 480 x 1 * PR!
    • +5 lb paused high bar squat 1RM. A bit shaky at the bottom, but I'll take it.

High Bar Squat

  • 410 x 5,5

Reverse Grip Bench Press

  • 45 x 10
  • 140 x 5
  • 230 x 3
  • 280 x 1
  • 330 x 1
  • 350 x 1
  • 320 x 3,3,3
  • 280 x 5,5