- 01-28-2008, 12:31 PM
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im 18, and a senior in h.s and me and my buddie entered a local comptition for bench press, its in about 2 months
.. and iv trained hard but cant seem to get my bench up this morning at the gym i did a max rep test and put up 225 13 times, and i'v tried alot of tecniques but cant seem to get it up any more than this..mabe one of you guys can possibly give me some pointers??
i weigh 203
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gaspari, plasma jet
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- 01-28-2008, 12:49 PM
what does your chest shoulder and tri routine look like?
maybe try switching it up, shock your muscles, keep them guessing to promote new growth
01-28-2008, 12:49 PM
01-28-2008, 12:49 PM
Spinach it does wonders for Popeye.
Actually you may be in a plateau right now. Try some different chest movements for your workout and you may see some rise in amount.
01-28-2008, 01:01 PM
Ditto with bama...
My methods for increasing bench - and lord knows I've been tryin'...
-Switch to DBs for a while
-Increase reps, decrease weight and focus on form
-Explosive reps and negatives - helps with control/confidence
-Partials - work on your weak spots
-Work supporting muscles to increase stability
-Analyze and perfect your form!!!
Lastly, the "Mind-Muscle" factor is the biggest, IMO. If your head's not in the game, then you might as well pack it up and go home. Bring the intensity beyond intense. I've reached a point where I can almost control adrenoline - focus rage into each max attempt. Whether it's music or bad memories, use whatever you can to get you geared up for the lift. And NEVER FEAR FAILURE!!! Sometimes it is that fear of dropping the bar on yourself that makes us drop the bar on ourselves.
Good luck, buddy!
-RecoverBro Zombie Specialist and Paracord Wrangler
-Independent due to lies that hurt my family. Loyal to myself and my Bro's.
01-28-2008, 01:10 PM
thx guys.. ill ty switching it up. and that plasma jet works wonders for me it helps me get pumped and imo also helps me focus. like you said if your minds not in it then pack it up..
01-28-2008, 05:37 PM
01-28-2008, 08:15 PM
01-29-2008, 09:21 AM
its how many times you can do 225, there is just different weight classes
like 150lbs-200lbs/ 185 as many times as possible
200lbs-250lbs/ 225 as many times as possible
250lbs-300lbs/ 245 as many times as possible
01-29-2008, 09:25 AM
01-29-2008, 11:57 AM
By the way, I'm all about the whole mental part of the game. I think the mental game is just as important as the physical ability. but yes there are physical limits you can't just will your way through.... such as hydrogen ion build up. Some reactions create physical incapabilities, not mental barriers.
NSCA - CSCS
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