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Old 09-22-2011, 12:36 PM   #1029
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Originally Posted by ILoveLifting View Post
Just catching up here Jim
Mainly I'm glad to hear that your health(bp) is coming around!
As far as the bench press goes I think it's just part of the game, especially during a cut.
IMO, with almost every program one lift will get a bit more recovery than the others. Maybe it's a good idea to schedule a few more days of rest in between bench pressing, or make it the first lift of the week.

My routine is partially set up the way it is because benching is the least of my problems:
Monday-squat/dead
Tuesday - bench
Wed - Off
Thursday - squat/powerclean
Friday - bench/ohp
Saturday - Off
Sunday - Off
Thanks Seth!! I have decided to add in a rest day before bench. I'm confident it will help alot, although it will turn the routine into a 13 day cycle.

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Originally Posted by *MC* View Post
Jim,
I'm thinking back to the picture of a soccer player was it? I think you said you hoped to look like him when your cut was done. So, with benching, you may have to decide which you want more: A more defined, beefy chest or a big bench? I said may.

I would consider switching to DB bench and seeing how you like that, if your DBs go up high enough in weight.

Yep, something like this:



I could sub DB Inclines for BB Inclines, as my DB's max out at 90 lbs, which should be enough to rep 8 times-ish. On bench day, I would then have Flat BB Bench, then Incline DB Bench, and then Dips, all for 4 sets of 8 reps.

Thanks for the suggestion GunNard!!

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Originally Posted by LtL View Post
The quickest way to add 15lb's to your bench, is to add 15lb's to your bodyweight. The inverse may be true.

LtL
Well, I still have about 15 lbs or so to lose, so hopefully I will not lose 15 more lbs on bench.
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Squat 475 lbs
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Total: 1262 lbs
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