Last week I shared with you about Drew hitting his personal best on bench press. What I didn't share was the amount he lifted for that press.
For a long time, Drew has had a goal of hitting 200# on his bench. He's had goals of a certain amount of push-ups as well but the bench is something I've noticed he's really been wanting to tackle.
When we started our Strong Challenge last month he said, "I'm hitting 200# on the bench." He hasn't hit that since college. We worked on a periodization of a certain amount of reps and weight and then slowly dropped reps and increased weight with each set.
Last week was game day. He had been thinking about it all morning and was ready to take it on. We did a few light warm up sets and longer rest periods. Our first main set was an easy 185# for 6 reps. Next set, another easy set of 195# for 5 reps.
Last set, best set. I put a total of 205# on the bar and he looked at me and said "how much is on there?"
"205" I replied.
He took a deep breath and jumped right in and said "let's do this."
Another easy set of 5 reps!
The grin is priceless as you can see below. He also tackled the Dirty Dash with his daughter and is working hard to be a good role model for his family.
Great job Drew, keep it up!