Just three weeks ago I tried for a 225lb 1 rep....I failed. I'd hit a plateau, I'd been pushing 200lbs for 7 reps for ages. So over three weeks, I quite simply, ate more, trained with lower reps on flat bench and more weight (plus varying my reps/weight on other chest exercises) and guess what......I pushed 250lbs today. Not an outstanding lift I know, but it goes to show that with the right attitude, some smart eating/lifting you can overcome plateaus and even add a good 30lbs to your bench in a short period of time.
this is highly encouraging. i get frustrated sometimes when i'm stuck at a weight/rep on a particular lift. glad to know i'm not the only one and that there's light at the end o' the tunnel.
Awsome! How many reps did you do and how much more weight? Oh and how often do you train your chest?
Last edited by darius19; 03-18-2005 at 12:57 PM.
I find if you are always changing your exercises up from split to split you will not ever hit a real plateau...
PRs: 655/525/645 = 1825 Total
Meet PRs: Bench Only 525
Deadlifts bring people together. It's a fact. - Chris Rodgers
pushing through a plateau on the bench is the sweetest feeling(I think) in lifting being stuck there for a few months then one day BAM! it goes up like a rocket...