Hey so I am planning on Spoto Pressing 2 times a week for 12 weeks as part of a self modified Starting Strength. My Bench is fairly advanced compared to Squat, so I thought doing some Spoto pressing would help increase my bench through linear progression. I have hit a plateau on my bench so I did want to try something new. So has anyone tried Spoto Pressing for a bit to get their max up on their standard bench press ? I will put my bench stats, programming for the spoto press and body stats below
Current Bench Press max- ~215 lbs
Tested rep max- 185 lbs for 6 reps
I have not tested my Spoto Press max, but from feeling it out for 5 reps at 145 I feel like 175 would be towards my max.
Weight- 272 lbs
Day A- Spoto Press 3x5 starting at 73% ( 135 lbs ) current 5-6 rep max 185 lbs
Day B- Spoto Press 3x3 starting at 75% ( 160 lbs ) of current 1 rep max
I am going to progress it 5 lbs every workout until I can no longer and deload 15 lbs or so.
Any input is appreciated !