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Old 09-21-2011, 01:49 PM   #1023
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Originally Posted by BigJosh View Post
Hey squatter, great effort in this log, as always.
Sorry to hear that your bench isn't progressing how you would like.
You know, with me, whenever I use a routine with higher volume bench press, such as 4 straight across sets of 5, I tend to stall out. And often I find myself regressing until I do a reset. Only to progress a bit and stall out again.

My point is that, I know I have experienced the same thing you have with the same bench rep scheme. A reset helped, but I stalled again after a couple weeks.
So, a reset is something you may consider.
Or.... You can consider dropping the volume a bit. Maybe only 3 straight sets of 5 or 4 ramping sets to a top set of 5.
Not trying to criticize the routine you are using or question it or it's author, I'm just sharing what I myself have personally experienced.
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Originally Posted by Carl1174 View Post
i would drop the oh squats for now as they are very taxing on the whole shoulder and triceps, then possibly do as josh said and ramp the weights on the bench, or do one or the other first to see if that works, but thats just me. sometimes the smallest change can make the biggest difference

Carl.
Thanks Big J & Carl. I think I will try taking a rest day before I bench, as I did on 531, and play the volume by ear next bench day. If, after taking a rest day, the first and second sets are feeling too heavy, I will drop the volume down to 3 sets. If needed, I will also drop the OH Squats and try a ramp up. All great suggestions - thanks very much
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Deadlift: 501 lbs
Total: 1262 lbs
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