I started out low because I am not sure exactly where I am at strength wise (and I didn’t want to over do it). Right now, with my current weight ( just under 180 – yikes! Good thing I am tall!), I have to bench 130 lbs, which I don’t think I’ll be able to do successfully at any time. Back in ’05 I worked myself up to 115 lbs, weighing 160.
During the PnR I benched 110 lbs 7 times.
Bench Press – Pyramid
45 lbs x 12
50 lbs x 10
55 lbs x 8
60 lbs x 6
65 lbs x 4
70 lbs x 2
75 lbs x 1
100 lbs x 1 <— wanted to see if I could lift that much lol
The game plan is to do the pyramid once a week and then regular upper body lifting another time during the week. Oh and run 3 times a week. We’ll have to see how it all works out.