The Five Biggest Contradictions in Fitness
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The Five Biggest Contradictions in Fitness

Its no secret that when people contradict themselves, it has the effect of making the flaws in their actions or statements seem glaringly obvious. But what about when WE ourselves get caught contradicting ourselves by someone else?

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    Trying to get my bench to 225 for 3x10...could use some help

    I've always struggled with bench. I have decent form but I'm tall with long arms and so I don't have the best mechanical leverage.

    I'm 27, have been lifting for about 2 years. I weight 215ish at around 18%bf and am 6'1". I'm currently on Layne Norton's bulking routine and today benched 225 for three sets. 8-6-5.

    I really want to be able to knock out 3 sets of 10 at 225. How would you guys design a routine to achieve that goal?

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    Try this program I created. It will increase your max very significantly and that will translate to more reps with 225 lbs.

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    Father of Three Bosch232's Avatar
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    I can't add much more useful than Chris's program. I've been wanting to try it for about a year and a half, but random rotator cuff issues have prevented me from doing it. But I do think I'm good to go for it now, after a lot of patient waiting and healing.

    The one thing I'll say is don't forget that triceps are a pretty big factor in benching. Once I got the triceps in order that helped my bench. And I'm built like you describe above.
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