My quest to press 405
by, 08-30-2012 at 11:43 PM (331 Views)
So I havent been lifting for a while. Mostly due to family, work, PE and hockey. I simply dropped the ball. I have been close to 405 in my life on three occasions and each time at 365 or better my shoulders failed me. I had to quit or back off drastically.
I am not trying to right a book or ssek advice, I have enough knowledge of what to do and how to do it. I just need that final goal that has eluded me, The perfetc bench at 405 lbs.
My plan is silmple. I must find a way to get my strength up and to keep my shoulders in shape to reach this goal and I have decided that conditioning slow it the way to go.
What I will be doing is two body parts per day for at least 90 days. I will only do six stes per part, 6 sets on chest and 6 on back. i will also do arms and shoulders together so I guess that will be a 9 set day. Legs on day three and the next day off. I am sure that if i stay with it long enuff I will have to do one body part a day eventually but for now this is the format, at least for 90 days.
I will be posting certain things that I feel are worthy of posting. i will post my benching here for every chest day just so the bench quest can be followed, I may post the rest but the bench goal is the whole point of this.
I know that most will say what I am doing is not enough but remember that I roof all day and I get a workout every single time I go to work so I am using the lifts as an exercise in motion and a measure of strength, nothing more.
I have set three specific goals that i will be video taping and making them available as proof that one is not done at over 45 or even as they approach 50. my goal is to show that you dont have to be a young man to be a strong man. It is all in the heart and the sould of what you want and what you are willing to put yourself through to achieve a goal.
My three specific things that I will video are these three goals. I will bench 225 for 20 reps, I will then set my goals on 275 for 12 reps, after that I will target 315 for 8 reps, maybe ten and then a final shot at 405.