- Incline Bench Press: 230*3,3,3,3,3,2,3,3,2,3
- Hexbar Deadlifts: 405*1 455*1 495*1 520*1 535*1 TIES PR 545*1 NEW PR!! 555*1 NEW PR!!
On the incline benching my left pec actually started to cramp on those two sets where I only got 2. Then I decided to do some hexbar deadlifting just for fun. Probably not the best idea as I was getting fatigued after 10 sets of benching. But I figured what the hey. I was surprised at how easily I got 520, so tried 535 which was pretty easy too. So I got a video of an attempt at 545 (I'll post it later), and then figured I'd go for 555, see the video below. Before any of you bosu ball single-leg pink dumbbell curling motherfuckers start commenting on my form:
1) This was an absolute max attempt, my back isn't rounded on any other reps I do over the course of a year, aside from when I go all out. This was also my 17th set of the day. But yes, you should NOT mimic the form I use here for everyday lifting.
2) With a rounded back you run into trouble if you sheer your spine back and forth to sort of 'shimmy' the weight up. If you're rounded at the start and rounded at the end of the lift there's not nearly as much sheering. Watch most of the guys deadlifting 800+ on here, and all of them are rounding somewhat. Having said that, again, this was ONLY for this attempt, if your back is constantly rounded like that on every pull you do, you almost certainly will run into trouble.
Having said all that, I was exhausted, I didn't even attempt to get into neutral spine alignment before the pull, I didn't really on the 545 either. NOT going to let that happen again, mainly because I can't imagine going for a PR on a compound lift as a 16th and 17th set of a workout ever again.