Are you using someone to spot you while doing bench? My self im quite careful so I dont put too much weigh unless I am using the Universal! I sure don't feel comfortable lifting a lot weight over my chest can be quite scary, Knowing the fact that I have witness bar falling in someone chest in the past!Originally posted by sage
my weakest lift (always) has been flat bench. here's examples of the weights i use for 8 reps clean....
squat: 255: 8reps
deadlift (floor): 230-235: 8
deadlift (partial/mid-shin): 270: 8
incline bb press: 165: 8-9
close grip flat: 185: 8
dips: 35-40 lbs: 8-9
db incline(30-40 degrees) chest press: 80 lbs: 8
db decline: 80: 8-9
bb military: 135: 7-8
db shoulder press: 65: 8-10
arnolds: 60: 8-9
I have strong tris so that aint it. maybe my external rotators arent strong enough and need to bring that up. i dont worry too much how much weight i push (no need/desire to show off in anyway but just seems consistantly odd that while all my other lifts, including incline bench go up, the flat stays pretty much the same....) my technique i believe is sound...just wanted to share to see if anyone else have similar, if not identical probl....situation.