Fair enough.Jungledoc wrote:It's not reasonable to think that you can to 3x8 of a bench variant, then jump right back into what you did fresh a couple of days ago! And 135 is hardly a warm-up for the weights you're lifting. Even many of the "big boys" start their bench warm-up with an empty bar. Try something like 10x45-5x95-3x125, and then on into your work sets. Dave Tate has an article either on EFTS or T Nation about warming up for the bench. He starts with many very light sets.
I think one issue is that I'm scratching intermediate level on upper body, but still down in mid-novice for lower body. But I've set up my schedule as if I'm a beginner all across.
So I think I'll cross off the reverse grip for a few exercise days and focus on warm-ups and form on bench and press, then come back to it when those are worked out.