I did dome thinking after working out with Jeff yesterday, and came to a decision:
I am going to bench press 185 pounds.
This is 20 pounds over my current best. I have a few reasons for picking this goal:
1) The plates to do it are "pleasing to the eye", as Aristotle might put it: 45+25 on each side.
2) It's 1.25*bodymass. That's what Jeff did yesterday, at 225.
3) It also happens to be my weight (147) plus my age (38). The Numbers make it fate.
So, how am I going to add 20 lb to my bench before I turn 39 and screw up the math?
TRICEPS- I don't work them separately. It's possible my chest has room to grow, but I can't lift the weight I need to develop my chest because my triceps are underdeveloped.
LATS- Provides a floor to push from.
REST- Max out on chest once a week. In between, work on the auxiliary muscles.
I am going to bench press 185 pounds!
Progess will be reported. Back to stories soon.