So i've hit a few PR's lately, and i figured, WTF i'll make a thread about it even though they arent that great.
So here's the deal.. when i was about 19 i had a repeated shoulder injury. Tore something in my right shoulder a few times badly enough that i couldnt even lift my arm up over my head. I rehabbed it myself, and at this point it's at about 90-95%. Considering that i also have long skinny arms, and a small chest cavity, i'm not particularly suited for pressing. So anyway, these are my excuses. LOL.
Well no more excuses. I decided to up the pressing, and in the last month or so i've hit the following:
BW = 210 lbs
Pushup: BW + 70 x 8
Dip: BW + 50 X 4 (after 2 sets of 3)
And just yesterday i decided (since i forget my vest for dipping) that i would do the good old bench press for the first time in about 6 months, and lo and behold i hit a fucking PR:
Bench: 225 X 2
Finally up to two plates on that bastard of an exercise (always been really hard for me) and i hadn't even gone near the flat bench in a very long time. Considering that, i fully plan on hitting three plates for reps before the year is done.
For a non-pressing PR, i did a one arm thick grip row (with the end of a barbell, as though i were doing a t-bar row, but NEXT to the bar with one hand on the sleeve) for the following:
1 handed, sleeve grip row: 120 (at the bottom) X 12 (with my LEFT arm!)
Needless to say i started out at a bodyweight of 190, and now i'm 210. Christ....
What have you guys been up to?