I need help because my bench press has started to decline. I have been training and am not sure if I am overtraining. What should I do if I am overtraining? I remember this started a few weeks ago when I had an extremely hard workout with a friend. I could do 5 reps of 185, but now i can't even do one. Also, when I start to bench, my triceps seem to start bulging out extremely. Before I made any gains I was using dumbells but switched to a gym which with a flat bench. What can I do to fix my decreasing bench press?
Last edited by gauchos21; 05-15-2008 at 06:38 PM.
What should I do if I am overtraining? Stop
Weight: 140lbs June 2012
look at what is different from when you were gaining, have you been eating less or losing weight, getting less sleep, not having constant workouts?
i doubt your at the stage of overtraining, unless your not getting any sleep.
I agree with taking a week off. Then analyze your form; did you change anything?
Are you injured in any way? It doesn't seem right that you would go from 5 reps at a weight to being able to do only one.
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-Take time off the bench
-look into technique
-stick to weights you can push more reps with for a while 8-10, then go back to sets of 4-6
-you also have to factor in if your friend was spotting you in anyway during that hard workout, maybe he was helpin you out a bit more then you thought (???)
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