On Saturday, Andy and George and fat friend benched with their ridiculous band setup, and I got to use the power rack. Also benched, and Andy asked me if I was going to do a lot of sets, and I just said yeah, so he waited until another bench opened up.
On Sunday, the baby woke up at like 6:30 AM and would not go back to sleep, even though this is very against the rules. I went to the gym early with some trepidation because this is when Porter trains Nancy and the other women on his team. When I got there, I saw Porter, Emilio, and Nancy through the window, but after I’d gotten changed, there was only Emilio, doing floor press in the rack.
He said that Porter and Nancy worked out for 45 minutes, then left because it was too hot, but the funny thing was it was like 65 degrees that morning which is the coolest it’s been all summer.
After Emilio did a few more sets he moved onto something else. Kudos to me for not even asking him how many sets he had left. Also for not bothering to tell him that floor press with the way he had the chains set up = 2 links leaving the ground = approximately 14 ounces = wasting his time.
Manta Ray Squat: up to 385, 355x9x1, 360x4x1
okay, I decided that I still like to do a lot of reps of volume and am not going to fall into the trap last time of continually increasing the weight on the volume until I can only do like 2 singles with it. But I think 20-25 might be sufficient, rather than always trying for 30.
Bench: up to 355, 320x5x2
Sumo+monst: 5 sets, all PRs, up to 340 off 3″ deficit
Low Bar Squat: up to 425 (excuse – gym was too cold), 405x12x1
BTN Press: up to 165, 140×3,2, 145x3x2
Sumo+lite band: 5 sets, all PRs, up to 330 off 3″ deficit