Training August 23, 2011: Bench Press - 405x1 – Jim Wendler

Training August 23, 2011: Bench Press - 405x1


I had a goal of doing this before my son's birthday and I just barely squeezed it in.  I was a little tired today due to lack of sleep but did my usual pre-training ritual; held my hand over a flame for as long as I could.  Better than caffeine. Close Grip Bench Press -  worked up to 405x1 Weighted Chins (between all sets and then some) - 7 sets of 5 reps Sometimes I get asked if doing back work (chins/rows) between my pressing sets makes the barbell lifts harder.  Or if it impedes my ability.  I'm sure it would if I was weak of mind. http://youtu.be/x1U7PUmJA1E