Im starting to bench more (after a long time off from BB benching) and wanted to make sure my plan for loading isn't a horrible idea.
I typically have a "heavy" day and a "light" day each week. Last week I week I worked up to a near max on bench of 255, so Im considering this my max at the moment.
Heavy daysI wasn't planning on using any variations of the bench, but instead vary the weight each week. I think weights in the 225-255 range would be good for improving strength. And for reps, id be in the 1-3 range and about 6-12 total reps.
Since last week I built up to a single at 255, this week i'd like build up to a double or triple at around 225-245. Then I'd back off by about 5-10% and perform singles as clusters.
Light days For light days I also wasn't planning on using any variations. Instead, some of these days will be "DE" while others will be more similar to HCT-12 loading.
Today was the first time back using bands. I did 155-185 + red short bands for 6x3
I plan on doing this DE loading for a few weeks and then going by feel whether I want to do DE or HCT-12 each time
My main question is whether I need to be concerned with loading the bench fairly heavy every week without much variation? And do I need to plan a "deload" or should I just go by feel?
Thanks in advance.