Flat benched 235 for a fairly easy 5x5. Used a smith machine for this. Also tried front squats finally. I worked up to 135 to get comfortable with it and it's the first legit leg work I've done I a bit. It's kicking my ass now so I'm laying low but felt awesome. I think I can keep my back straighter during front squats than back squats. It felt all around excellent, gonna shoot for a 5x5 @ 135 next go round. I'm essentially doing cleans to get the bar in position because I don't have a squat rack. Haven't tried them before so that was interesting. It's rough on the wrists, but so are back squats so I'll take it.
The smiff machine is almost against a mirror so when I sat up between sets I was forced to look at myself. I didn't realize how large my arms really are til then. Such a meathead.