Does anybody know a good bench routine for a raw bencher?
What is a raw bencher???
Bench....425.....225 x 36
read "bench like a stripper" by jim wendler on elitefts.com as a good starting point
read up on vdizenzo's training log. if i can remember, hes pressing over 550lb raw
i been copying portions of his bench workouts and so far my bench is improving. i have my own log as well
boards are essential
I'm going to get back to my log as I prepare for an equipped contest in the fall.
I hate it when people sweat up the bench because they don't wear a shirt!! EEEWWW!
A child does not learn to squat from the top down. In other words, he does not suddenly make a conscious decision one day to squat. Actually, he is squatting one day and make the conscious decision to stand. Squatting precedes standing in the developmental sequence. This is the way a child's brain learns to use the body as the child develops movement patterns. Therefore, a child is probably crawling, rocks back into a squatting position with the back completely relaxed and the hips completely flexed, and stands when he has enough hip strength. This approach makes a lot of sense and can be applied to relearning the deep squat movement if it is lost. -Gray Cook
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Where is vdizenzo's training log for the raw meet I can't find it?......probably not looking in the right place.
You'll see changes in my training. I am a very instinctive trainer. I also get lots of help from Rhodes. Feel free to ask my questions. Good luck.
What is DE Bench, and ME Bench mean?
DE is dynamic effort=speed bench on bench day. ME is max effort.
where are you at and what are your goals?
I train for raw, if you want you can look at my journal, i am trying to get 405@ 165lb BW. I do allot of high volume stuff though, cause i found that it works for me.