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  1. 3x

    3x New Member

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    I think I've hit a hump...can't push 300 on flat bb bench more than twice, and I can't hit 3 plates. This has been consistant for about a month or two now. What to do...what to do...
     
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    cavefish You ain't a crook son, you just a shook one

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    So make the appropriate changes to your training and address your weak areas.
     
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    The thing is, I have no idea what they are. I'm thinking about a 1 week rest, then coming back up slowly, then going for three plates.
     
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    cavefish You ain't a crook son, you just a shook one

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    What part of the lift are you failing at? What does your current bench routine look like?
     
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    135x10
    205x10
    225x10
    275x6
    295x3
    300x2
    315x0 lol

    I can get a good control going down, then after coming up halfway, it just halts.
     
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    cavefish You ain't a crook son, you just a shook one

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    Drop the sets of 10 and the 300x2 attempt if you want to bench 315. You're doing 5 reps at over 90% of your max with the 295 and 300 sets, assuming 315 is your 1RM.

    I'd do something like this...

    Bar x 10
    135x10
    185x5
    225x5
    275x3
    295x1 or 2
    315x1
     
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    On a side note, I can do 315x1.5 (the 2nd one is like a half-assed lift) if I do it right after my 205 set.
     
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    Hm...I think I'll try that tomorrow. Thanks man.
     
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    You don't make sense, you said you can't hit three plates, now you're saying you can, just shut up and die
     
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    Well what I meant was on a regular bench routine. There are always ways of cheating in higher weights.
     
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    You can't CHEAT in a higher weight, maybe you should realize the routine you're using when you CAN'T hit 315 SUCKS, and the one where you CAN hit it, is OBVIOUSLY better
     
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    What in the fuck are you talking about.... :hsugh:
     
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    I'm not sure why everyone here is bashing him

    he is saying that when he does 300X2, it's hard to go up to 315. BUT he can do it if he just jumps in weight from 205 to 315. You become more fatigued when you're doing more weight.

    Its kinda like saying if you warm up and then try to max out you'll put up more weight than if you max out after 5 strong sets.
     
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    Yeah that's what I was getting at. Thanks for explaining it :cool:
     
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    np :bigthumb:
     
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    :ugh:well gee, I have hard time getting 225x5 if I do 185x10 for 25 sets first
     
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    Leo95SE The OMINOUS one

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    i think what everyone here is kindly trying to explain is that if you want to hit max lifts you need to train that way. hit more singles and doubles like cave recommended. keep doing that every week, adding 2.5 or 5lb plates on.
     
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    Leo95SE The OMINOUS one

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    really? maybe you should reduce those first few sets down a bit.

    glad i could help.

    ;)
     
  19. cavefish

    cavefish You ain't a crook son, you just a shook one

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    Yeah I read your original post as saying you had never hit 315 before and wanted to.
     
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