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Old 07-01-2010, 10:55 AM   #11
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+1 on volume.

I was doing a pyramid up scheme for a few months, and pushed my BP 1RM to the ever-so-holy mark of 225.. I would start by doing 20 reps at a real light weight, then 15 +10Lbs, then 10, 10, 5, 5, 5, 3, 3, 1. And the weight would go up little by little each set. I also took enough time in between sets to ensure I would be able to get the next completed..
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Old 07-01-2010, 11:07 AM   #12
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Thanks for the replies guys. I think ill start mixing up my reps and using some higher weight. As of now I bench every five days. I'll try to get a video of my form next time I bench.
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Let us know how it goes SO! If you feel you need a template adjustment we can make some suggestions.
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Will do. My plan as of now is to do some sort of pyramid adding weight like 10 8 6. Or maybe 8 6 4 we'll see
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Will do. My plan as of now is to do some sort of pyramid adding weight like 10 8 6. Or maybe 8 6 4 we'll see
Cool. Be consistent. It'll come to you. Address your weaknesses. Make them your strengths. By all means, keep us posted.
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This was a good blog written by Jamie Lewis not sure if it will exactly apply to you, but it is a good read.

My bench press did not improve much until I pounded it with a ton of volume. It improved a lot when I used the sheiko system, but I think bench needs more volume than the other main lifts.
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A couple of things that I found helped my bench (which still blows)

1. Heavy singles / doubles
2. Learnt correct form
3. OH Press
4. Tricep work
5. push ups

Keep at it SO you'll get there.
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From that article, this point always works for me - at least the rep scheme does:

"Try a new lift or rep scheme." -- RPBaker

I ran Westside in 2007 and the low rep work stalled my bench. Not hating on Westside, but I found I simply respond better to more volume. I had been doing triples on bench followed by heavy triples on 2-board press, or pin presses.

I switched to a more bulldozer approach with a strict rest between sets and more volume, and continued to make progress for 18 straight months after that.
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Back in the day when I hit a rut, long before I had ever heard of GVT, I would drop to a lighter weight and do 10x10 for one week.
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cool. i'll let you guys know how all these things work out for me! might jack up the volume a bit
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