Progress on lifts such as military press and bench has always come very slowly to me when compared to other lifts. Here is my current routine:

Monday: Shoulders/Traps

Seated Miliary Press - 2 sets
DB Side Raises - 2 sets
Rear Delt Raises - 2 sets
Shrugs - 3 sets

Tuesday - Legs

Squat - 3 sets
BB Lunges - 2 sets
Ham Curls - 2 sets
Calve Raises - 3 sets
cable crunches - 3 sets
ab machine - 2 sets

Wednesday - Back/Bis

BB Rows - 2 sets
Chins - 2 sets
Lat Pulldowns - 2 sets
Curl Bar Curls - 2 sets
DB Curls - 2 sets

Thursday - Chest/Tris

BB Bench - 2 sets
BB Incline - 2 sets
Dips - 2 sets
Close Grip Bench - 2 sets

Friday - Core

Deadlifts - 2 sets
cable crunches - 3 sets
ab machine - 2 sets

Sat & Sun - Cardio or rest

I train using the max-ot program (heavy weight, low reps, work to failure or close to it) and have been training seriously since 10/2003. When I started then I was 6', 173 lbs, probably about 9% bf. Now I am 6', 220, 12%bf, so overall my routine has yielded results, I'm just not happy with my chest and shoulder progression. I always hit really long bench plateaus that seem to take months to break out of. I have been stuck at 4x270 on bench for a month and a half now. I have mixed up the groupings of the above lifts and have rotated in and out a few others but for the most part I have stuck to this workout plan because overall it has worked well for me. My only problem is with the pressing movements. I have always done shoulders on a separate day from chest tris and I wonder if this is the reason I can't seem to make good progress on shoulders or chest. Do you think I should consolidate all of my pressing to one day? Do I even need to do direct shoulder work? What do you think of the following plan:

MONDAY - Legs

Squat - 3 sets
Lunges - 2 sets
Ham Curls - 2 sets
Calve Raises - 3 sets

TUESDAY - Push (Chest/Tris) and abs

BB Bench - 2 sets
BB Incline - 2 sets
Dips - 2 sets
Close Grip Bench - 2 sets
Cable Crunches - 3 sets
Ab Machine - 2 sets


WED - Off or Cardio

THURSDAY - Pull (Back/Bis)

BB Rows - 2 sets
Chins - 2 sets
Lat Pulls - 2 sets
Curl Bar Curls - 2 sets
DB Curls - 2 sets

FRIDAY - Core

Deadlifts - 2 sets
Cable Crunches - 3 sets
Ab Machine - 2 sets

I like the grouping but I'm wondering if 4 days per week is enough.