Tried my bench press max

Today I wanted to try my max 125 lbs to make sure it was still the max, and I didn’t lose strength, and thankfully I did it! now I obviously want to increase it, but I needed to make sure I was still capable of lifting this weight. Bench is my weakest of the three lifts, always has been, so I would especially hate starting over with it. 

Warm up:

  • Resistance band reverse fly: 4 x 25, green
  • Resistance band chest press: 4 x 25, green
  • resistance band triceps kickback: 4 x 25, green


  • Barbell bench press: 3 x 1-2, 120 lbs
  • Barbell bench press: 1 x 1, 125 lbs


  • DB chest press: 3 x 6-8, 90 lbs
  • Cable triceps kickback: 3 x 6-8 each arm, 30 lbs
  • DB reverse fly: 3 x 6-8, 40 lbs

For some reason I felt sickly, like I wanted to vomit, so I only did 2 sets of each instead of 3. 


  • kettlebell alternating shoulder press: 3 x 6-8, 8kg
  • DB incline reverse fly: 3 x 6-8, 30 lbs
  • Medicine ball overhead triceps extension: 3 x 6-8, 10 lbs

I started in on my cardio workout but I was so tired that I fell asleep on the stationary bike within 8 minutes of starting, so I decided to call it quits. I couldn’t function being that tired. 


Published by WonderWoman & Fit

You can assume I have a love for fitness & a love for Wonderwoman -- both assumptions are correct. I am an ACSM certified personal trainer of 8+ years -- I currently reside in Ohio and live a simplistic life at the age of 29. If I am not lifting, I am eating, sleeping, traveling, exploring, or movie watching. I recently moved during a pandemic, now I am focused on self care (self love), building a business of my own in personal training, becoming a professional blogger, starting a podcast and doing things that make me happy! I am a sister, daughter, and loyal friend --- I love everyone's dog and I am on a mission to pet as many dogs as possible everywhere I go! LOL. My mission is to talk health (physical/mental), design programming, motivational speak, learn, grow, prosper, build others and make as many people smile as possible because I want nothing more than to be the change I seek in the world.

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