Friends, I finally, FINALLY got a new bench press max yesterday. I hadn’t moved more than 85 pounds in two years but yesterday I kept putting plates on and 95 pounds went! tf! UP!  YEAH BUDDY!

I’d set my last max of 90 pounds probably three years ago and have just been stuck since then, but for the last six months I’ve really been hitting accessories (dumbbell bench and back) and I think that did it. (That, and my brain shutting off so I couldn’t overthink it.)

Like all Gym Stuff, there’s a metaphor for life in there–keep trying, don’t be afraid, and do those reps until failure: