Zane Geeting, Tuesday night bench training and the new split

I’m currently in an off season training block working on increasing work capacity and bringing up some weak areas. This week will be the end of the really light cycle that I’ve been using, and will transition into a bit heavier work over the next 10 weeks. I will also be changing my training split to accommodate for my busier summer schedule. As far as meets go, I’ll be looking to hit one in the late fall/early winter, then the XPC finals again.

 

This week was my last really light bench week (sort of), basically I’m going to be changing my training split to squat/pull and according accessories on Friday, and then Bench and according accessories on Tuesday. Occasionally I’ll hit a third day to address weak points, but only when I have the time and other work doesn’t take priority. This 2 day split has worked fine for me in the past, while it doesn’t provide me quite as much work load as I like, it does provide me enough to make gains in strength.

That being said, here’s how last night’s session went:

Warm up

Side laterals, scarecrows, fat man rows and push ups.

Wide grip bench (index fingers on the rings)

45×25

135×15

185×10

205×10

225×10

245×10

265×6 (my pecs and front delts were just fatigued as hell, here)

DB incline bench

50’s x10

70’s x10

80’s x10x3 sets

Side laterals

30’s x10

40’s x10

50’s x12

50’s x15

Lat pulldowns

150×15

180×15

200×10

200×8, drop 150×8, drop 100×10

Rope pushdowns

60x12x2 sets

60×10, drop, 40×10

– That was the end of it. Whole session was around an hour and a half. Not as fast of a pace as it should have been, but a decent clip. The new training cycle should kick off this Friday if everything goes as planned, stay tuned for that.

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Zane Geeting

Zane Geeting is a pro multi-ply powerlifter with best lifts of a 935 squat, 625 bench, and 765 deadlift. He is coming back to competitive PL after a year and a half layoff that was a result of several serious injuries including a severe rupture of the right pec that could not be repaired. Zane has an extremely busy schedule that would make most people quit before Friday. He works 55+ hours a week as a finance manager. As a renaissance man, he is also currently restoring a 140 year-old farmhouse and maintaining a hobby farm. Despite all this, Zane still finds time to train 2-3 times per week, as well as coach other lifters.  

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