One of bodybuilding’s most celebrated competitions, the Mr Olympia, is being held this weekend in Vegas.
Almost every lifter I know is sitting in the gym this week, wishing for more size, more gains, more everything.
I am still absent-mindedly thinking about this after working out one day as I walk to grab lunch, when I hear a stranger call out to me in admiration, “Hey, how much do you bench big guy?”
Of all the muscle groups I have been training, I feel that my chest remains the most underdeveloped.
Due to a left shoulder strain, I rarely barbell bench press more than once or twice a month, and when I do, at no more than 135lbs for reps.
I have been diligently relying on alternative movements to work this body part, and because my prescriptive plan doesn’t look like anyone else’s, I sometimes feel insecure that my chest isn’t growing.
This isn’t one of those weeks though.