anyone else hit a wall in your bench reps?

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  1. nosrine11

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    Most of the time when I will bench press I will be going good then the very next rep hit a wall. Half way back up and stop. Usually people can work through the wall and slowly hit it. help? normal or what
    iam 170lbs 5'9" and can bench about 270 so about average in that aspect.
     
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    Focus on bar speed? what is good bar speed?
     
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    close-grip bench or benching with bands doesn't really require you to have 5 years of experience :hsugh: Plus he benches 100lbs over his bw, so i don't think he's a total newb.
     
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    it ain't gonna hurt anything
     
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    chains before bands anyways...
     
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    I am confused as to what these "chains" and "bands" do.
     
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    more resistance at certain points..
     
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    maybe switch up the routine? i dunno, maybe youve done everything already.
     
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    I usually manage to hit my wall right on my last rep... I think it's a mental thing. Usually I just set the bar on my chest and rest for a second or two and put the weight up. =/
     
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    flawed breathing technique?
     
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    one time this guy walked by the bench i was on and I hit him with the bar, he almost made me drop the damn bar.
     
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    To beat my walls I usually do a few things... 1 is change up your exercies when doing chest. Shock your body!

    Things I through in to help me push to the next plateau.

    - push ups every night for a few weeks (wide/inside)
    - For a couple of weeks I will do forced reps with a good spoter as well as through in negatives
    - Also something to consider is doing pyramids for a few weeks ex: 50%-70%-100%-70%-50%(maxing out on reps) % being your weights, throughing in other things mentioned above helps me along)

    maybe also look into some suppliments that give ya a little extra go like my personal favorite NO-Xplode or something along those lines.. do a cycle of it this will often (well in my case) help me move on to the next level.
     
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    My last set on the flatbench I go back down to 225 and go for as many reps as i can. Only then do i hit what i would call a wall. I dont slowly lose it, it just stops and the bar just wont go up.
     
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    DCyamaha O-line found

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    I have a very hard time doing benchpress. I seem to have hit a wall (215X3)

    anything over that seems like a ton that I can barely move.

    I do tricep work and chest work, so i'm trying. Probably just need to eat more.
     
  16. getjacked

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    like most powerlifters would say "we don't know why they work, they just do"
     
  17. Phineas Q Stork

    Phineas Q Stork Active Member

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    I don't think most powerlifters would say that
     
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