- Smith Squats: 265 x 4
- DB Shoulder press: 52.5 x 8
- Partial Deadlift: 240 x 5
- Chin-ups: Bodyweight x 5.5
- Bench press (seated, machine): 150 x 7
My bench press is dismal. I'm hoping the machine I'm using has an excessive amount of friction, as it seems quite old and delapidated. My hope is that if I were to do an actual bench press, laying vertically with an olympic bar, I could press around 200 lbs. (still weak, by most standards).
The Smith Machine Squat is frowned upon by many in the weightlifting community. I've done my share of reading on the subject, and have come to the conclusion that if performed carefully (as with any exercise), it can be very beneficial.
Since this isn't a weightlifting blog, I will make this my last post about the subject for a while.