A little bit about me. Im 5'9" 175lbs. My bench was about 275 1rm and i have just came off a 1month break 3 weeks ago. I am now following the Wanna be Big program # 1 with slight modyfications of the actual exercises performed. For bench specifically here is what ive done in the last 3 weeks.
2 sets x 205 x 12 reps x 10 reps
3 sets incline x 185 x 7r x6r x5
2 sets x 210 x 10 reps x 9
3 sets incline x 185x 8r x 7r x 6r
2 sets x 215 x 8 reps x 7 x 7
3 sets incline x 190 x 8 x 7 x6
somtimes i throw in some flys or cable crossovers
I really want size and strength to go up and hope to reach 185 weight and 300 bench. Once I reach my 1rm after cycling up by 5 lbs increments I plan on starting over at 215 for flat and 195 for incline and cycling back up at either 5 or 10 pound increments.
Is this a good program for building stregth and mass...and is 5 pounds too litttle IYOs to bump up each week as a full cycle will probably take a good 2 months to reach 1rm. I might start throwing 10 pounds on each week once I hit 225 to speed up the cycle.
Does squating really make much difference. I have just recently began squating and deadlifting with super light weight and good form and plan to go up slowly.
Also I always either go to failure or 1-2 reps away from it...ive seen alot of routines where people are doing not even half the reps they could if the went to failure. Does this low intensity high volume stuff really work? I may try it after a couple cycle of what im doing now if I can be convinced.
I am on Hypergrowth creatine delivery system as well and just yesterday got some Sports Farma GAINER weight gainer mix.
Any opinions and reccomendations welcome.