Alright fellas, need some advice as to how I go about busting a plateau on flat barbell bench press. This exercise has become the bane of my existence; here is the deal:
I don't seem to be able to get past the 400 mark. No matter how I approach it, visualize it, whatever. I am STUCK. I have altered diet, taken time off, switched up exercises/routines, yet I continue to be under the thumb of the 400#.
I continue to make steady, measureable progress in my other lifts (including other chest exercises), but this one won't budge. I can power the weight off my chest, and have no trouble locking out, the middle 1/3 of the motion is where I fail.
I just started doing heavy negatives, have done floor presses, heavy CGBP: I have used Max-OT, Power Matrix, 5x5. Again, these work for every other lift, just not the bench press. Any other information you need, please ask. Thanks in advance for any help!