Pretty good start to the week.
Bench press (7 holes; small bench)
5 sets max reps @ 135
5, 4, 4, 4, 3 = 20
Single arm db push press (holding for 2-count at the top)
Per arm: 40 (10), 42.5 (8), 45 (7), 45 (5), 47.5 (4)
I finished with a lighter weight than last time, but many more total reps overall.
4 rounds for time:
10 x db bench press @ 42s
10 x dips
Time = 17:51
Much better score than a couple of weeks ago, when I took 23:18 to complete this. I only failed on one bench press and none of the dips, which I think is what killed me last time. Crucially, I took longer breaks so that I made sure I'd complete the next set of reps. In the first round I did 10 consecutive bench presses, rested for about 15 seconds, then did 4 dips. There were a few times during this routine when I had to fight the urge to try another rep because I knew I'd be risking failure and thus wasting energy. Except for the last 4 reps in the final set I managed to do at least 2 consecutive reps. The last 4 presses and dips were all singles.