Was cruising to test my bench 1RM tonight, but the weight decided things on the night!
Warmed up on Y and T's rows. Then set shoulders with 20kg KB.
Kept the rep range lower for warm ups. Still haven't really settled on the best way to work my way up in weight and balance the priming v fatigue.
Sets of 5 at 60kg, 80kg and 100kg. Then 3 at 120kg, and singles at 130kg and 140kg. Worked damn hard on that 140kg and managed it without a spot. But it was a grinder for sure. That was the signal that 145+ wasn't happening tonight. Will note we didn't have any pre-workout which I reckon gives a good 5kg bump. Will note my current 1RM of 145kg was without any stim lol.
Hit 120kg for 3 then right back down to 80kg for 20 reps. That was a nice change up from doing high volume sets at 60kg.
Was well tapped out by that point, plus we always manage to be pushed for time on chest day... too much bants I reckon. Plus we were being careful to have at least a 1-2min break between our heavy singles.
103.8kg today on the back of a nearly 15.5hr fast. Haven't really factored how the fasting is impacting strength or energy with training. I am trying to have a decent lunch on training days though - and lighter eating on non-training days.