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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.

    http://www.wannabebig.com/training/p...bs-in-30-days/


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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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