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    Tips on increasing my bench press

    Hi, I haven't hit a stump or anything, i'm just looking for some extra tips on how to increase my bench. Right now, i can bench 315 for 6 reps (by myself). And 325 for two reps. I guess, i'm looking for tips on excersizes , besides chest excersizes, that i can do that will help improve my bench.

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    what is your workout now?
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    for chest?

    I do flat bench, incline bench, and incline dumbell presses.

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    I won't be a bullshitter this time however, give this a go!

    Here is a program that allowed me too increase my bench by 50lbs in 1 month!

    Warmup: 30 Pushups( quickly)

    3x8 Dips( Full Range)

    Workout: Bench Press: 5 reps for control
    5 reps too 85% Failure
    3x3 too 95% Failure on each set
    2x2 too 95% Failure on each set, but heavier weight
    1 RPM, don't bouch but try anyway to get it up!

    Recuperation: 10 minutes

    DB Press: 2x10 too 80% Failure
    2x6 too 90% Failure
    2x3 too 100% Failure

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    I found it on BodyBuild.com

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    Looks like a crappy program. If I'm going to max I do as many warmups as required nowhere near failure, and I go for my max.

    If you can do 315x6 you should be able to get 325 for more than two reps, unless you mean your second set or something in which case you are just tired. If that is fresh, then you need to train heavier, doubles/tripples for a couple weeks. 5 reps or less though requires mixing things up to keep the CNS from reaching a point where your lifts actually drop.

    Find any weak points and eliminate them. When I was training heavy for flat bench I would do 3-4 working sets of flat bench and roughly 2 for incline, no fly movements or additional dumbell movements, then heavy triceps work like close grips and so on.

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    Have you tried a 1RM recently? If so, where does the bar get stuck or slow down the most?
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    take 10 days off from benching. and squat

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mudge
    Looks like a crappy program. If I'm going to max I do as many warmups as required nowhere near failure, and I go for my max.

    If you can do 315x6 you should be able to get 325 for more than two reps, unless you mean your second set or something in which case you are just tired. If that is fresh, then you need to train heavier, doubles/tripples for a couple weeks. 5 reps or less though requires mixing things up to keep the CNS from reaching a point where your lifts actually drop.

    Find any weak points and eliminate them. When I was training heavy for flat bench I would do 3-4 working sets of flat bench and roughly 2 for incline, no fly movements or additional dumbell movements, then heavy triceps work like close grips and so on.

    i don't even count warm-up sets towards my workout. and yeah, i did the 325 two times right after doing the 315 for 6 reps.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lee Delroy
    I won't be a bullshitter this time however, give this a go!

    Here is a program that allowed me too increase my bench by 50lbs in 1 month!

    Warmup: 30 Pushups( quickly)

    3x8 Dips( Full Range)

    Workout: Bench Press: 5 reps for control
    5 reps too 85% Failure
    3x3 too 95% Failure on each set
    2x2 too 95% Failure on each set, but heavier weight
    1 RPM, don't bouch but try anyway to get it up!

    Recuperation: 10 minutes

    DB Press: 2x10 too 80% Failure
    2x6 too 90% Failure
    2x3 too 100% Failure

    that is one shitty workout
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rock405
    for chest?

    I do flat bench, incline bench, and incline dumbell presses.
    ummmmmmmmmmm
    sets, reps, weight each set, frequency
    give us something to work with here.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rock405
    Hi, I haven't hit a stump or anything, i'm just looking for some extra tips on how to increase my bench. Right now, i can bench 315 for 6 reps (by myself). And 325 for two reps. I guess, i'm looking for tips on excersizes , besides chest excersizes, that i can do that will help improve my bench.

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    what god hand said.....

    and i seen another guy doing this at the gym the other day, been thinking about trying it.......




    he had 2 elastic bands sorta like those working arobic bands but they were like big rubber bands.
    he put 2 45's on the bar (BP)......... got 2 95-100lb DB's, set them on the floor under the barbell, along side the bench (on each side). put one end of the band around the DB, then the other end around the barbell where the weight was (on both sides).

    and worked from there. the guy can max bench 420-425 but with this exercise he could only put it up for 7 reps and this was only 135lbs (includes bar) with bands wrapped around dumbbells. another guy tried it and could only put up 3 reps for 1 set...lol.
    but the guy said it really helps him, he's more explosive now.

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    Here is a good article that will help you critique your form and give you some good ideas to help you break the plateau:

    http://www.t-nation.com/readTopic.do...ydra?id=459808

    Have you considered a powerlifting routine? They are designed for 3 things: getting a bigger bench press, getting a bigger squat, and getting a bigger deadlift. Sounds like you fit the bill.
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    I would consider using bands, but I would think the price is unreasonably high for a piece of stretchy material, not to mention I wouldn't have somewhere to anchor the bands.
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    yeah, was wondering around how much they cost, im a ask next time i see him.

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    Quote Originally Posted by P-funk

    good find

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