Today I reached a new personal best on the flat bench, lifting 240 lbs. That’s 2×45+5+2.5 pound plates on each side. Since I reached 2×45 plates in December last year, my goal has been to get to 315 lbs or 3×45 plates on each side by December this year. I must say this was a rather ambitious goal given it’s now already June and I have to add 75 lbs more. It will be very interesting to see how much I can push myself in the next six months.