Volume Bench

Didn’t get the most sleep because I was still on a high after the competition and watched Dexter and Breaking Bad. In at 10am for some work.

Warm-up

  • 5:00 Air Dyne
  • PVC Pass-thrus

Strength

Bench Press

Kevin suggested I do a “Volcano” by doing sets of 8 until I was about to fail, then 5s, 3s, and finally singles.

  • 10 @ 45#
  • 8 @ 95#
  • 8 @ 115#
  • 8 @ 135#
  • 8 @ 155# (I put on the slingshot starting with this set to help me get more volume)
  • 8 @ 165#
  • 8 @ 175#
  • 5 @ 185#
  • 5 @ 190#
  • 5 @ 195#
  • 5 @ 200#
  • 3 @ 205#
  • 3 @ 210#
  • 3 @ 215#
  • 3 @ 220#
  • 3 @ 225#
  • 1 @ 230#
  • 1 @ 235#
  • 1 @ 240#
  • 1 @ 245#

I know it was with the slingshot, but I haven’t put up over 225# since last November when I set my PR at 235#. Can’t count those big singles as a PR today because they were equipment assisted, but it was very encouraging to push that much weight after so much volume (20 sets) and with pretty short rest between sets.

Back Squats

  • 2×5 @ 135#
  • 5 @ 185#
  • 3 @ 225#
  • 1 @ 255#
  • 1 @ 275#
  • 1 @ 295#
  • 3×5 @ 225#

We took it easy since we got in quite a bit of leg work in the competition. Good time to focus on technique.

Conditioning

10 Rounds

  • 1:00 Row
  • 1:00 Rest

I tried to keep my pace under 1:40, which was a struggle in the last few rounds. My meters rowed splits were 294/299/300/301/299/300/303/300/299/303.

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Nick Momrik

I'm searching for the perfect golf swing and my first hole-in-one. I'm addicted to CrossFit. I work for Automattic.

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