- 07-15-2008, 02:28 PM
Hi im sixteen and lift at the oklahoma football coaches association powerlifting meets. Going into the spring next year il be ranked second in the state at 198 or if i drop #1 in the 181. Just wondering if anybody out there has some tips for getting my bench or overall totals up. I lift in our football weight room and we have a limited amount of equip., basically we have flat benches, inclines, dumbells, and squat racks. We do bench, squat, and deadlift at the meets. Thanks for any info.
- 07-15-2008, 02:31 PM
07-15-2008, 02:45 PM
At the moment it sucks. Im having to follow my football coaches summer pride workout of:
Monday: bench (5x5 at 85% of your max)
incline (same thing)
military press 3x10
Tuesday: lower body
Thursday he has us doing the four core lifts of bench, squat, incline, powerclean.
But football will soon be starting and i can start my own workout. I throw in some other lifts with his system but nothing major as his makes it difficult to.
07-15-2008, 02:52 PM
The 5x5 is good for strength. That is actually what I'm currently doing as part of my routine. It wouldn't hurt if you could to throw in some heavy tri lifts like pulldowns or skullcrushers, and at least a few sets of heavy shrugs (smith machine works really well for these). These alone will bump you 5-10% in a couple of months.
07-15-2008, 05:20 PM
Try to throw in a little bit of tri and shoulder exercises.
Also every once in a while, say every other week. Try doing sets of 6/6/3/3/1
07-15-2008, 08:55 PM
add heavy one arm db presses and pull-ups...thatll do it...and also..theres a different form when benching for power than say for benching as a bodybuilder..you should be able to google that and it should show u how...can't really explain that here lol
07-25-2008, 10:48 PM
You got all the equipment you need man. I think to many people try and complicate stuff.
Id really keep it simple and hammer two moves a day. 5 rep ranges are great for mass and strength. A lot of the greats swore on the 5 rep set working up to a 5 rep max and then possibly a set or two after the 5 rep set just nailing solid singles with a few lbs heavier. Not a max as your fatigued but working with heavy weights and perfect form. lets say you hit a5 RM of 225 then take 235 or 245 and do a few singles. Do one more move maybe incline DB's or some partial work like pin press or floor press and then some triceps work and call it a day pressing and hit some upper back. 4 or 5 Total moves a day is plenty or even less really work the basic heavy moves.
As the days go on and the met gets closer I would start dropping the reps per set and adding load going to 3 reps then heavy singles for the work set to get used to heavy loads
during season, your going to have top make training bare bone you wont have the time to recover. Id make it VERY simple and heavy trying to NOT pack on mass but keep or get stronger. Heavy and brief. Low volume HIGH intensity. heavy singles or 3x3 etc.
work hard try to NEVER fail, training to failure is training to fail when your a strength athlete. You need to ingrain confidence and aim and believe your going to finish every rep
learn how to bench correct, how to get tight and transfer your whole body to the lift.
If you can video your training. its the best tool youll have you can see things youll never feel and posted in the right place youll get feedback and suggestions. ignore the BS from haters on the web and take the constructive criticism
above all work hard and have a blast
07-26-2008, 02:31 PM
08-04-2008, 04:36 PM
08-04-2008, 06:59 PM
08-05-2008, 03:01 PM
08-05-2008, 08:50 PM
what about dips? weighted or not?
that and close grips after going through you bench cycle worked well for me. we would do a pyramid of 10,8,6,4. If you completed the pyramid you would start the next weeks pyramid ten pounds heavier and go from there. The close grip looks like the JM press. I would wrap my index fingers right at the point where the bar began to have its gripping. make sense? the criss crossed lines? But keep your elbows in tight to your body when you press. Press that weight off you as fast as possible from the bottom.
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