Long arms and a rotator cuff injury. I don't think i'll ever be a good bencher but I'd like to think, given I put on 20kg last year, I'd be up to 140kg if I didn't get myself injured. My chest and tri's just don't seem to have the same 'pop' like my quads, hams and lower back has - it's like they're made of different muscle all together. My upper body responds better to bodybuilding while my lower likes strength. My 'big 3' are always going to be an odd ratio.
Yeah I used to train with him and his brother regularly a couple years back when we were all at Results gym together.
BDFPA Scottish Open
Woke up at 6am, and left for Glasgow. No breakfast. Arrived, weighed in with my tracksuit bottoms and socks on.
Weight 84.2kg. So call it 84kg without bottoms. Then had my breakfast.
Warming up I felt fine, the weights seemed quicker although it's difficult to gauge without a mirror.
Opener - 250kg - Easy
Second - 280kg - Easy
Third - 315kg - Miss
I couldn't be bothered with a fight, which 315kg would've been at this stage. I was just following the general theme of after you've qualified - go for broke which a few of us were doing. It'll come.
British Singles in 3 weeks. Will be pulling from all heights + SLDL, everything but a normal deadlift over the next 3 weeks.
My training partner hit 4 PB's which was great for him. Had a bit of trouble getting back to Aberdeen tonight. I drove down fine, came back out of the venue and tried to pull away. Got an awful grinding noise and stopped. Drivers side front spring had completely snapped! So had a nice journey back to Aberdeen in the recovery truck.