A new personal record of 175 lbs. in the barbell bent press. I weighed 184 lbs. at the time of this record, so closing in on my goal of a bodyweight bent press.
It’s taken many attempts to get this one so very excited to finally get it.
Previously I was trying to jump straight from 165 lbs. to 175 lbs. Today, I did 170 lbs. and felt super strong in that, so went for 175 lbs. and hit it.
I feel a little stupid for not trying this sooner. By making smaller jumps it’s simply easier to pass through them. I’ll certainly aim for 180 next time.
Can you tell what my anchor is?
And this coming off of hurting my low back less than a month ago! Yep, feeling 100% now.
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