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Tag: close grip

12-15-14 – Heavy Close Grip Bench Press

Feeling like I’m getting back in the groove, compared to my last training session. Today I worked on close grip bench and worked up to a max single. It all felt pretty good as I worked my way up in weight but as it got heavy I started to slide backwards on the bench when…



12-2-14 – Max Effort Close Grip Bench Press

Today was Day 2 to getting my training back together. I am a little sore from my session but not as much as I thought. I wanted to work my triceps a little more today so heavy close grip bench press was the perfect solution! From my warm ups to my last heavy set, every…



11-6-14 – Dynamic Effort Upper Body

I started off today by rolling out for a long time because I was still sore from my dynamic lower body day. I paid extra attention to my left leg because it was the tendency to cramp up a lot when I push into my arch. After warming up and rolling out I started doing…



9-23-14 – Dynamic Effort Bench Press

It’s time to get back on track. I have been away from my training logs since we have started our new venture with Visalus. My nutrition has been a lot better, my clothes are fitting better and I am just feeling better all around. I have still been training hard, but my training schedule has…



9-6-14 – Max Effort Close Grip Bench Press

Lately I have not been feeling as strong as I have in the past. I am losing weight and it I feel it has been affecting my strength level. Even though I don’t like to see my numbers go down on my lifts, I am perfectly fine with my fat loss.

Close grip bench press went…



8-6-14 – Max Effort Bench w/ Fat Grips

Max effort close grip bench with fat grips. Today was difficult but that’s what made it awesome! I started out benching and made big jumps in the beginning and slowly decreased the jumps as I got higher in weight. I finished up with 200 for a single and then took a…



6-16-14 – Max Effort Upper Body

I am in the need of having heavy weight put on my triceps! I decided to use my max effort day to bench press to a 2 board with a close grip and chains. The chains added about 80 pounds at the top. The problem I see with benching with chains is that the weight…



6-4-14 – ME Upper Body, Close Grip Bench Press

Following my first max effort day on my new program, I have a whole other max effort day. Only this time, the max effort was for my upper body including close grip bench press. This was fine news with me because I had at least done a little close grip bench press work in the…



5-27-14 – Playing with Bands & Chains

Finally, a max effort bench day WITHOUT Fat Grips! I was looking forward to today’s training session! I used a reverse band as well as chains during my close grip bench press. You can never have enough tricep strength! The reverse band set up will allow me to get the bar off my chest a…



5-15-14 – Birthday Benching!

It’s my birthday! I walk into the gym there were balloons at my desk and a HUGE donut from my favorite donut shop! My mom is awesome! She really knows how to make a birthday boy feel great. Today I benched with my partner in crime, Mike Danielczyk. We had a great session. There was…