PR’s: Front Squat: 390 x 2, OHP: 240 x 3, LB Squat: 480 x 5, Bench: 340 x 4 And Stuff You Should Read

November 3, 2013 — Leave a comment

Scored 4 PR's in the past 7 days:

Personal Records This Past Week

Front Squat: 390 lb x 2 (2RM)

Tried 400 lb x 2 first, but missed on the 2nd rep.

Still, 390 lb x 2 is a +20 lb PR.

OHP: 240 lb x 3 (3RM)

Last rep was a bit tough (fell slightly out of the groove), but I managed to press it up.

Low Bar Squat: 480 lb x 5 (5RM)

+20 lb low bar 5 rep max!

Felt a lot harder than it looked in the video. I think my stance was a little more narrow than normal.

Reverse Grip Bench Press: 340 lb x 4 (4RM)

DAMMIT missed on the 5th rep, and saved by the safety pins of my power rack yet again.

Ah well, still a +5 lb PR.

Also my grip width is a little wider, with my ring fingers on the bar markings instead of my index fingers. I've tried pinky on the bar markings, but that seems too wide. I think I'll try middle finger on the bar markings next.

Stuff You Should Read

  1. How Less Than 25 lb Of Whey Protein Concentrate Added Over 50 lb To My Squat, Bench & Deadlift (Yeah Right) by me!
  2. Starting Strength Series: Programming For Older Adults by Andy Baker 

John Phung

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Ever since I started taking strength training seriously, I was bitten by the Iron Bug. Then it burrowed under my skin and laid eggs in my heart. Now those eggs are hatching and I... the feeling is indescribable.

Quick Stats
Height: 5'4" on non-squat days
Weight: 200 lb 210 lb ~220 lb (FOREVER BULK BRAH)


  • Texas Method: March 4, 2011 - April 28, 2013
  • Smolov Jr for Bench Press: June 4 - 22, 2012
  • Starting Strength: Nov 29, 2010 - March 4, 2011