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Hulk lifts!

I did an angled bench press of 95 pounds last night (that's 50 pounds of plates, plus the bar weighs 45 pounds). I did two sets of five. Extremely shaky sets, but sets, and I didn't really feel any danger until the last couple of presses. I don't dare try anything higher without a spotter, but I am still pretty proud. Maybe I can work on a simple set of five at that weight, with good form.

I am curious if I could manage it with my back flat on the bench - I have trouble with that because my legs are too short, so my feet are either not flat on the floor or I have to put them on the bench itself, which is not at all conducive to lifting higher weights.

Today the Pain shall arrive, and I will think twice about trying it again, but still. 95! I won't be able to resist, really, even if just so I can brag.

I did a bunch of other lifting, too, so am already feeling tightness in my back and legs. (My deadlifts at 95 pounds are 3 sets of 10.) I have a punch card for the massage chair at the gym, and there's someone there on Tuesdays and Thursdays doing ten minute sessions, so I will hopefully be able to stop by before rehearsal.

95!

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marthawells
Feb. 26th, 2013 01:49 pm (UTC)
When I do those kind of lifts with hand weights, I always have to put my feet up on the bench to flatten my lower back. I know I'm supposed to be able to flatten my lower back just by pressing my abs down, but this works better in theory than practice.
oracne
Feb. 26th, 2013 02:30 pm (UTC)
Maybe it's not just me, then.
marthawells
Feb. 26th, 2013 04:59 pm (UTC)
I think it depends a lot on body type and how long your legs are.
fjm
Feb. 26th, 2013 02:33 pm (UTC)
Just find something for under your feet. Steps work.
oracne
Feb. 26th, 2013 03:59 pm (UTC)
Ah! No steps, but I could use plates. Brilliant!
lawbabeak
Feb. 26th, 2013 05:27 pm (UTC)
RAWR!!!!
nifwitch
Feb. 26th, 2013 08:38 pm (UTC)
Wow. Go you!
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