For the board press, I used the squat pad and then placed the fat gripz within the squat pad. The good thing is that it makes the weight of the bar a little bit heavier and the second thing is that I get to work on my triceps and ease off of my shoulders a bit. I'm thinking that I can do about 365lbs - 370lbs by the end of the month. I was moving the weight well, even after the jump from 315lbs to 355lbs. The great thing about today's workout was that I was able to get some volume in, after the board press and bottom-up bench press. My elbows and shoulders feel fine, but I will be backing off on the weights on the next bench day, since I went heavy twice this week on the bench and to give my CNS a chance to recover.
After leaving the gym, I did some planks with my kids on top of me and some crunches while holding on to them. It was tough holding on to my daughter while I was doing the crunches, because she kept moving. It's a good thing, because in Jiu Jitsu, the opponent is always moving when they are on the top position, so my core is more engaged when doing this and this will help me out with my strength when I'm in the bottom position on the mat to get the sweeps.
Barbell Bench Press - 45lbs, 135lbs, and 225lbs - 10 reps
Board Press (1/2 Board) - 275lbs - 5 reps, 315lbs, 355lbs, and 335lbs - 1 rep
Bottom-Up Bench Press - 295lbs and 4 sets - 315lbs - 1 rep
Hoist Dip Machine - 2 sets - 345lbs - 10 reps and 1 set- 12 reps
Crunches - 4 sets - 10 reps - 10 seconds rest between each set
Planks - 4 sets - 10 seconds - 10 seconds rest between each set