So I feel like im coming down with a cold or the flu, which sucks. Going to set me back a week or two and Im not too thrilled about that. I also think I have tendonitis in my left forearm which I bought a forearm strap for. I have found other exercises to keep pressure off of it.
With that said, I hit a benchmark yesterday while working out with my brother. He was doing chest and I was spotting him, I usually never have a spot when I do chest so I have using lower weights when BB benching. I figured I would give 45lb plates a try (135lbs total). I never benched until two months ago so I was lagging behind and without a spotter I was hesitant about trying heavier weights. To my surprise I was able to push 10 reps with no help. Got 7 unassisted the 2nd set, but since I wasnt doing chest that day I left it at that. It felt good to know I can finally do 45lbs plates.