03 Feb Byrd: Bench PRs, Just A Few Weeks Left!
Currently training for the XPC Finals at the Arnold. Working my body weight up to 290lbs and making the cut down to 275 class. I will use the protocols from Brian’s Manual“CUTTING WEIGHT”[wa-wps]
As always I am fighting off nagging injuries from my past years of complete dumb ass training. This maybe the first time in 3 years that I can call myself healthy (by powerlifting standards).
I was in desperate need for a solid bench day. Last weeks 730×1 off the 1board was a good start, but until this point I have not expected much out of my bench. Honestly my pec only works when it wants to work, but normally it works in the gear. Honestly its a nightmare, and hard to work around. For those who do not know, I tore the tendon from the bone on my left pec as well as a major muscle belly tear in it. One of those “You will never lift again” type things. Anyway, I have hit a ton of bench prs in meets since then, so they can kiss my ass.
Paul Key has been helping me with my bench again, and I am lucky for that. I guess the time out of gear has made my equipped bench a shit show haha. He wasnt happy with my lockout so he decided on some overload work vs bands.
work up to 380+100band off 2board
520+100 band from 3board
610+100 band from 3board
700+100 band from 2board
750+100 band from 2board
4×20 band push downs and fly
I was really happy with tonight, bench moved well, and lockout was solid. I switched to a new shirt that my training partner Jason had been breaking in for me. It is by far the tightest shirt I have had on, but I managed to work it well. It should be broken in perfect by meet day!
Also, Larry Allen is the best offensive lineman in NFL history, that is all.