Monday, August 15, 2011

Training - Pressing stuff

Bodyweight - home scale said 242, gym scale said 247.  I'll just say 245.

Clean and press - bar x 30, 95 x 10, 135 x 5, 155 x 4, 185 x 3, 225 x 2, 245 x 1

Seated Db Press - 100's x 16, 8

Reverse Grip Bench - 135 x 10, 225 x 5, 275 x 5, 315 x 5
Close Grips - 225 x 15

Notes - Decent session.  I still hate standing press even though I know I'm made for it and could hit 315 in a few months at 240-250 if I just worked at it, but I just f'n hate em.  The 245 was easy and I haven't done this exercise in quite a while.  Oh well, I don't see it lasting.  LOL.


  1. Funny you hate the press so much while being so good at it. Any particular reason why you hate it?
    Overhead lifting is cool. Standing under a heavy weight is more awesome than lying down and pushing, even if it's a heavier weight.

  2. I think pressing shit overhead is mega cool but it bothers my elbows now quite a bit and my permanently separated shoulder doesn't always agree with it.

    Funny enough I'm fine with press behind the neck.

  3. ah, pain is a good reason to avoid it. Yes, like PBN too.
    My overhead is weak as hell, but most of my training past was OL centric so jerks and push-presses were my focus, with their greater carry over.
    300 overhead, most likely as a jerk, ideally cleaned first, remains my biggest long term goal.

  4. Before the elbow got bad I'm positive I was good for 300 strict standing as I did 275x3 without much effort. But that was a while ago.

  5. clean and presses are bad ass!!! I changed up the pace the other day and alternated hang clean and presses with weighted chin up's! felt swole afterwards! ended with rest paused weighted dips and I was done!