Post 3 of 4. Previous posts: deadlift and overhead press.
The bench press might be my favorite compound lift. It was the first compound lift I started training.
Progress has been slow, but I managed to hit my 2016 goal last week (165 lbs × 5 reps at sub 150 lbs body weight).
- I think I graduated up a shirt size around the end of 2014.
- All of 2015 looks like it was a huge waste of time. I wasn’t consistently on the same program or training schedule so that whole year just looks like it was “maintenance”. Next couple years weren’t awful. Slow but steady.