Bench Max 245 :)
Friday, November 09, 2012
So with thanksgiving coming up soon and me feeling good now, I decided to test myself and see where I was in the gym yesterday. Managed to one rep max 245 pounds at bench. That felt good. I weigh under 155 lbs and have a max of 245. I'll take that at the moment. Big me was 215 lbs and maxed 295 at bench for comparison. Not as strong as I used to be still, but much stronger pound for pound, especially when you consider things like bone and organ weight that stayed constant as the fat, and some muscle :'( left. My squat and deadlift are getting back up there as well, but I don't have a lifting belt so maxing on those didn't seem like the best idea for my back.
The other thing I noticed yesterday was that I finally figured out how to lift and eat efficiently. My weights have been going up faster than they ever have before. About a month ago I started lifting with a co-worker, he's bigger than me and when we started he was a little stronger. Now I've got the edge on him and it only took a month. I'm not looking at it from a competative standpoint, but it just shows to me that my lifting and eating plan is working better than just a typical "eat when hungry and hit the gym 2-3 times a week." Glad to see my hard work is paying off.
The only other thing I can mention from this last week is a topic I have already thouroughly covered. My binge-eating monster. I don't know if I gave it too much leash last week, or not enough. But it broke free and I went on a two day binge that started with just a handful of trail mix saturday night and didn't end until I was eating multiple Clif bars Sunday night in a desperate attempt to feel completely full. I think I ate 10,000-12,000 calories over those two days. My weight still hasn't come all the way down yet. Sucks cuz I had been binge free for 3-4 weeks before this.
Now I just have to buckle down the next week and a half and do some preventative maitinence, becuase I plan on eating anything I want come Thanksgiving. And I reccomend everyone else do the same.