2 PRs: 460 lb x 6 Squat, 315 lb x 7 Bench, 270 lb OHP Miss And Stuff You Should Read

November 17, 2013 — Leave a comment

A miss and a couple of rep PR's this past week:

Overhead Press: 270 lb x 0

The 265 lb press felt somewhat easy last week, so I wanted to give 270 lb OHP a shot.

DAMMIT! Felt so close.

Low Bar Squat: 460 lb x 6 (6 Rep Max)

Felt tough, but looks OK.

Reverse Grip Bench Press: 315 lb x 7 (7 Rep Max)

Missed the 2nd rep attempting 380 x 2 (would have been a 2RM), so I decided to go for an easy'ish PR and fill out an empty box in my personal records table.

I want to bench 315 lb for 10 reps in the future, but stability seems to be an issue for me during high rep ranges for the reverse grip bench press. Gotta nail 300 lb x 10 first.

Stuff You Should Read

  1. The Science of Squatting by Brad Schoenfeld
  2. Deadlift Training Tip by Steve Goggins

John Phung

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