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    Is it time to move to intermediate/weekly progression for bench.

    Alright, well my bench progress isn't really good on the linear progression at the moment. Hasn't been for the last while either. The progress IS there, but it's so slow.

    Is it time for me to just progress by 5lbs weekly? I feel as though my progress would be alot faster if I did that for a while, but I just want to be sure.

    Advice needed please.

    Thanks.

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    What are you currently doing? How long have you been doing it? How much do you bench press?

    Is it time for me to just progress by 5lbs weekly? I feel as though my progress would be alot faster if I did that for a while
    Why?

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    What are you expecting? 5lb increases a week for three months is 60lbs . That doesn't happen unless you're brand new. If you're looking for that fast of progress you're going to be let down in a while with the results you actually do get.
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    I find when switching bench types like Board pressing, floor pressing and Pin pressing might help, because when you continue training at 90% and above for 3 weeks on one lift you go back words.

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    Quote Originally Posted by KJDANEXT0 View Post
    Alright, well my bench progress isn't really good on the linear progression at the moment. Hasn't been for the last while either. The progress IS there, but it's so slow.

    Is it time for me to just progress by 5lbs weekly? I feel as though my progress would be alot faster if I did that for a while, but I just want to be sure.

    Advice needed please.

    Thanks.
    No, its not time to switch. I've seen you make many threads about changing your workout because your progress is slow. You need to stop thinking you should be stronger than you are. You need to progress SLOWLY, steady and slowly. Do 5/3/1, I'm pretty sure this has been told to you before. Don't change anything for a year.

    I guarantee you will not make real progress until you stop jumping around and trying to progress faster and faster. I've seen this happen to so many people, and none of them have made any real progress.
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    If you have to ask if it's time to move to "intermediate" the answer is no. You're not ready. When you're ready you don't ask. You just do.

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