Yesterday, I attempted entry into the 225 club for bench. I was so anxious under the bar that I needed about a minute of mental prep before I grew the balls to unrack (skip to run time 1:12). The last time I tried to push this weight, I could barely move the bar past the first 4~5 inches off my chest and needed a spotter to help me up the rest of the way.
I was so hyped that the first rep flew up at an RPE 9 that I decided to empty my tank and hit 225 for a double.
Hellooooo 225 Club 😎💪🏻
I felt a little weird asking a stranger to record me benching so I propped my phone against a water bottle on the ground haha