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Bench Press

Post by Jungledoc » Mon May 27, 2013 11:40 pm

So You Think You Can Bench (Parts1-7)

Dave Tate!

This series of videos is now classic on the bench.
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Re: Bench Press

Post by Jungledoc » Tue May 28, 2013 12:49 am

6 Stronger Bench Exercises
This article focus on 4 issues:
Full-body Tension
Finishing Strength
Shoulder Positioning
Starting Power
The explanations of the importance of those issues is valuable. He suggests exercises to help with each problem, and makes some programming suggestions for using them.
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Re: Bench Press

Post by anorexicballoon » Mon Sep 05, 2016 10:17 pm

so uh idk where to post this but my workouts seem to be $h1t? i move up from 3 sets of 10 on lets say 135 to 3 sets of 10 on 145 in 6 weeks and people say it should take 4 - my progress is like this on most exercises - my diet is crappy but i maintain my weight switch up my programs drink water get good sleep stretch and stuff so idk why it takes so long to move up.

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Re: Bench Press

Post by stuward » Thu Sep 08, 2016 8:34 am

Ideally, this post should be in it's own thread in the General section, and I probably have the authorities to move it but I'm don't know how. Moderator school wasn't very in depth.

To answer your question, there are lots of reasons why someone's progress is slower than what they think is normal. The main reason is genetics. Not everyone brings the same gifts to the table. Next is training. Training needs to be appropriate for your stage and create a stimulus appropriate for you current specific needs. Nutrition, stress management, sleep affect your recovery and your ability to make use of your training effort. Drugs, alcohol, tobacco can also have negative impacts. The next issue is training stage itself. Starting out most make rapid progress and as you get closer to your genetic limit your progress slows down.
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Re: Bench Press

Post by anorexicballoon » Thu Sep 08, 2016 6:52 pm

problem is my progress has been the same since i started and my max bench is 200 so im nowhere near my genetic limit i promise you that - in 6 weeks itll be 210 then another 6 weeks 220 then 230 240 etc. but i want it to take 4 weeks not 6 even though i do want to bodybuild i wanna gain strength faster

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Re: Bench Press

Post by stuward » Fri Sep 09, 2016 7:04 am

If I could make 10 lbs improvement in 6 weeks, I would be delighted. Have you tried a program like 5/3/1? I mentioned several factors, genetics is the only one you can't affect. Do you have any concerns about how to improve the others?
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Re: Bench Press

Post by anorexicballoon » Sat Sep 10, 2016 3:12 am

well my deadlift and squat are weak because all ive had for a leg workout for the past year is leg press leg curls leg extensions and calf raises due to a herniated disc that i finally got fixed - how much strength will i lose with 3 months out of the gym? how fast will i get the strength back?

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Re: Bench Press

Post by mattiebrown7777 » Mon Sep 19, 2016 1:12 am

jungledoc
Kindly Brief me the topic "Finishing Strength"?

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Re: Bench Press

Post by spacecece » Fri Aug 25, 2017 3:41 am

I like these kinds of threads, and have been tempted to make some of my own. :sunny:

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