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After my 295 bench I did a few sets of 225 x 5 with pauses. I'm hoping that implementing pause will make a big difference, as I have MUCH more trouble getting the weight off my chest than locking out.
It will definitely help you then! Another tip is to work on some light speed benching afterwards.
After my heavy sets, I'll take about 60% of my last 1RM and do about 5 sets of 3 with it. I like to pause mine. Explode and drive the weight up like it were your 1RM each rep. Should be really easy for you and you shouldn't need large rest intervals for it.
For example, today I did the 305x3x3, then 225x18+12. Then I stripped it down to 185 and did 5 sets of 3 paused. Really focusing on speed every single rep.
On the subject of disgusting vegetables I ate a persimmon for the first time today. Suppose its a fruit, but it was probably the shittest fruit i've ever had. Wouldnoteatagain/10
I love speed work, don't do it for the bench, but its helped a lot for the squat. Weird thing i've noticed is that it made the point at which my reps go from being very clean to grinders into a very short range. Basically anything 85% or under moves very fast, 75% moves about the same speed just the empty bar does, but as soon as I hit 90% reps slow down significantly. Probably because I do my waves in 75% at 20x2 80% at 15x2 and 85% at 10x2.
I think I am getting close to the end of my bulk. Have been intermittently bulking since I got "serious" about lifting/eating about 15 months ago. Was 135lbs then, am up to 190lbs now. Waist has gone from 27.5 to 34, chest from 36 to 43. Have had to put lower body work on the shelf due to my groin injury but bench has gone from 1RM of 135lbs to 245lbs (lots of n00b gains in there obviously). May try to hold at 190lbs for a few weeks then cut back down to 175, I am 6' 0".
Meh I just don't eat vegetables. Maybe I should get in on this juicing shit. I like having bad shits because then I'm in the bathroom more frequently and longer at work = more phone time.
don't bother with juicing - juicers are a pain in the ass to clean and you don't get any of the solids. i think veggie intake gets overlooked by a lot of lifting types which is a shame - they're pretty cheap and there are a lot of benefits to be had.
Halfway through my workout I called my local pizza place like a baws and ordered a 14" chicken/pepperoncini/olive pizza and 2 chicken salads with extra chicken delivered to my door around the time I expected to be back. Finished the pizza and one of the salads. Could probably do the other but I think I'll better save it for tmrw since it's an off-day.