Wooo Hooo! It's official, I'm starting to "get" benching. The 315 PR last week wasn't a fluke, today I benched 320. I'm very very happy right now.
Last edited by BigTallOx; 11-02-2008 at 04:56 AM.
Give floor presses a go.
Bench Raw 560 Equipped 725 single ply
But...so hard to switch up your ME exercise when youre winning....
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But I definitely don't want anything stopping my progress with benching. Bench PR's previously were a long time coming for me. I still can't believe I'm making solid progress on my bench, after years of making no progress at all, and thinking that I couldn't because I'm really tall. No excuses anymore, it doesn't get you anywhere. I know I have a long way to go, but I can't express how happy I am about benching right now. It's very very cool.
Next week I'll change it up. One of my lifting buddies suggested it today, and gave me a hard time for not doing it, but I just couldn't bring myself to not bench today. And it sure felt good.
Well actually its not what you did this week and last week that made the PRs possible, its what you've been doing leading up til now.
I agree, floor presses are a great ME exercise, but what else have you been doing for ME upper work til now?
Last edited by BigTallOx; 11-01-2008 at 10:09 PM.
Good work man. 405 is coming
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ah I see. Well in that case its time to start doing boards, bands and chains. I wouldn't go much higher than a 2brd though for working on your raw strength. Do chains for one week, work up to a max with whatever grip, then do bands the next week, work up to a single with whatever grip etc. Use your imagination
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