Two weeks ago I finished up Chris Mason's "Up your Bench 30 lbs in 30 days" routine. This was the first routine I'd ever tried where I done bench 3x a week. I have to say that it is the best I have ever felt as far as strength and joint mobility go. I never felt overtrained, my shoulders and elbows felt great.
After I finished the program I took a week off from chest, the next week I trained chest on Monday and Friday but was sick all week. I dont' know if it was the cold or the fact that I had taken a week off and only done chest twice that week, but I felt much weaker than I was the two weeks prior. Which brings me to raise the question whether it would do more hurt than harm to do chest 3x a week, in variation of course. Something like this:
Monday either ME or DE flat bench
Wednesday DE DB
Friday ME/DE Floor Presses
I am also trying to improve my deadlift. How many times per week would you recommend deadlifting. I went from a 405x1 a few months ago to a 405x5 last week. I have only been deadlifting once per week and making progress, but feel like I need to do more.