Zane Geeting, Tuesday night bench training

I’m currently in an off-season training cycle, working on improving work capacity and bringing up some weak area. I don’t have any meets picked out, but am looking at hitting something in the late fall or early winter, then the Arnold again in March.

Tuesday night is normally my deadlift or deadlift accessory night. But, since I pulled on Saturday, and missed Sunday’s bench session, I decided to bench. I’ve been ramping the weight up slowly and trying to maintain volume over the last few weeks. Here’s what I did:

Warm up

Fat man rows and push ups, side laterals, scarecrows, DB cleans


Warm ups, then… 225×10, and 235x10x2 sets

Slight incline DB bench

Warm ups, then… 80’s x10x2 sets

Rolling extensions

Warm ups, then… 40’s x12-15×2 sets

Side laterals

Warm ups, then… 40’s x15x2 sets

Rear delt DB fly’s

Warm ups, then… 40’s x15x2 sets

JL planks

30 sec. x2 sets

– That was the end of it. I hit the chest, tri’s, and delts, then finished with a little core work. Normally I would have done some upper back work, but I didn’t feel like it was necessary after the way I had trained it just a few days earlier. I’ll be back in the gym Friday night for some raw squatting, I’ll do a little extra upper back work with that session.

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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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