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 Just benched over 17 tons 
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. . . kinda.

Inspired by Scotsmark's post on Pavel's Ladder on the Pullup challenge thread, me & Coma decided to do something similar with a 60kg Bench Press. We usually reserve late December for mess about sessions and I can honestly say this has been one of the most fun training sessions I've had in ages. We alternated sets, taking an average of maybe a minute between each of our own and took a good 5-10 min break between each "pyramid set" and it went something like this:

1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10,11,12,13,10
1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10,11,12,10
1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,8
1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,7

For a total of 285 reps in somewhere from an hour and a half to two hours.

Just wanted to share that. :D

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Tue Dec 21, 2010 5:54 pm
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CosmicFish wrote:
. . . kinda.

Inspired by Scotsmark's post on Pavel's Ladder on the Pullup challenge thread, me & Coma decided to do something similar with a 60kg Bench Press. We usually reserve late December for mess about sessions and I can honestly say this has been one of the most fun training sessions I've had in ages. We alternated sets, taking an average of maybe a minute between each of our own and took a good 5-10 min break between each "pyramid set" and it went something like this:

1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10,11,12,13,10
1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10,11,12,10
1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,8
1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,7

For a total of 285 reps in somewhere from an hour and a half to two hours.

Just wanted to share that. :D


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I only managed 12 1/4 tons :(

Plus no DOMS yet which probably means I'll be crippled later in the week!

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No DOMS here yet either, but a definite sensation of weakness. Turning over in bed this morning, my arms were mildly shaking.

Being the geek I am I can't help wondering if you could make a good mesocyle out of this sort of thing. Maybe combining it with One Lift A Day.

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Eat, eat then eat some more! Get as many shakes down you as you can and do a very light chest session with very deep contractions. You know you've had a monster chest session when you ache from your diaphragm to your elbows!


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pretty impressive work fellas!

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