BB Bench Press Volume Question

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  1. KIDRR

    KIDRR Duck dog>* OT Supporter

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    I was wondering which of these set combo's is better; I assume it's good to mix it up and not max out every week but I feel like I cheated myself if I don't go for a new max every time. Whatcha think?

    135X10
    225X10
    275X10
    315X5
    335X1 drop set to 225X5

    or

    135X10
    225X10
    315X5
    345X1 drop set 225X10
     
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    wouldn't it be better to focus on either hypertrophy, or strength for a given workout?

    idk, it seems like the method you are using would not be very conducive to hitting a new max, because youd be tired from all of those earlier sets.
     
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    if you are only maxing at 335-345 I wouldnt be making plate jumps.

    135 x 10
    185 x 10
    225 x 8
    275 x 8
    315 x 3-5 reps x 3

    then increase the reps for your next chest movement. Incline for sets of 12 or something
     
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    Hmmm good info. So it wouldn't be a waste to do a set of 185? I'm going to try this next chest day.
     
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    when I was training with higher volume I made plate and quarter jumps all the way up to max. every set helped

    135, 185, 225, 275, 315, 365

    that took me to an easy 405 bench after a summer.
     
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    Excellent :bigthumb:
     
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    Good advice man I'm already up to a 355max now. Thanks again.
     
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    He said "only" :wtc:
     
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    thx :bigthumb:
     
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