The gym is going great! I feel SO motivated. I'm going to be curling 40# dumbbells again in NO time at all. I know .. I know I should measure my strength in my bench press but I LIKE using dumbbells for bench and I'm not going to be doing anywhere near my barbell PB of 135# with dumbbells anytime soon. So I'm talking about what I can curl! I am on my way to being STRONG again. I'm sick of being weak.
Tonights upperbody workout
DB Incline BenchPress 3 x 8 x 35/40/35#
DB Flat Bench Flyes 3 x 10 x 20#
DB Bicep Curls SA 3 x 8 x 25#
DB Upright Rows 3 x 10 x 20#
DB ShoulderPress 3 x 10 x 20#
DB Shrugs 3 x 10 x 50# (first 2 sets I accidently had one db of 55 without realizing so next time I will do 55s)
Forearm curls cm 3 x 10 x 55/60/55#
Tricep Pressdown cm 3 x 10 x 90/95/90#
Lat Pulldown m 3 x 8 x 70/80/90#
Seated Row m 3 x 10 x 80#
I happened to look in the mirror when I was resting between sets of my forearm curls and my bis were bulging.. like if I had been flexing. Amazing.
Wow Rene, I'd be scared to see you in the gym! (runs in fear) hehe but all jokes aside, glad to hear that you are liking your body, thats great!
As for measuring your strength in Bench Press, thats only for Weight Lifting as a sport and hobby. If you are just doing it for the body, don't worry about it (in terms of measuring your strength).
Im also glad to hear that you use DB instead of typical bench press, more muscles are used when you do so.