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Written By Scott Bird
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Elbow flaring in actionAnother scheduled workout was lost to the hectic schedule this week, though fortunately today’s ME BENCH still went ahead as planned. As it’s been some time since I last tested the waters of a max bench press, today was an interesting one.
One of my short-term goals is to press more than bodyweight, which is currently a modest 79kg. Having worked up to my previous max of 65kg, I managed to lockout both 70 and 75 (with attrocious form, and the pins set slightly too high) but didn’t quite get 80kg. Next time, next time.
As promised, here’s the video [.avi, 4mb, 2m22s] of the bench pressing. Warning : poor form ensues.

ME BENCH
Bench press 2×5@20kg, 3@30kg, 3@40kg, 2@50kg, 2@60kg, 1@65kg, 1@70kg, 1@75kg, 0@80kg
Close-grip bench press 2×6@60kg
Seated triceps extension 4×6@35kg
Seated shoulder press 6,6,4@40kg
Barbell shrug 4×6@110kg

Total time : 55 mins

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Written By Scott Bird
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