Former Olympic Javelin champion, Andreas Thorkildsen, during the off season dedicated himself on weight lifting. But one particular goal for Thorlildsen was to PR in bench press.
“My biggest project was, I wanted to do a 200kg bench press,” says
Thorkildsen. “These two months are the only time I can dedicate myself
to do that kind of training, as I didn’t want it to interfere with my
javelin training.“My PB was 195kg for a lot of years and it took me about a month and a
half of training to reach 200kg. It was funny, the two days or so before
I attempted 200kg it felt like I was going into a big meet.”