Thank you very much! I always try to improve myself on every workout session, and I will, some day, bench at least 200kg with a shirt!
Well, the main reason why I dont bench a whole lot more with shirt is that my technique isnt very good. I do alot of lockout-training, but a have a problem when it comes to legdrive and using the whole body when lifting. I just press with my upper body...
I do use an Titan Fury size 40 at the moment, but I probably will try an Inzer Rage X or a Metal King after the Junior Nationals (in november). Thing is; I should bench more with the shirt to improve my technique and I will because my goal is at least 181,5kg in november!
Again, sorry about my english, but I hope you understand what I`m trying to describe.
Well, at the moment I use a Frode Rui-program that will end on the same weekend as the Jr. Nationals. The main thing about this program is that the pauses between the sets is set every time. That means that you should lift as heavy as you can, but you should be able to do the same reps and kg every set.
Bench press 6 set 3 rep 3. min pause between sets.
This means that I should try to use the same amount of weights in all six sets, but it also means that the weights might be different on the various days because of the shape I`m in. When the it says 3. min pause, this does include the workperiod. So, if I use 30second pr set my actual pause is 2min 30sek.
I hope this answers your question.
Nb! Frode Rui is a well-known Norwegian powerlifting who competes in the IPF.
Ah, I use the word "pause" for the rest period between the sets. Actually, I start my set when the clock says ex. 15.15 and if I do have 3min pause I start my second set 15.18. In reality, I might just have 2min 3sek pause if I use 30sec to perform a set.
Again; sorry about my english skills. I haven`t had english in school for some years now...
"Syd-Norsk" (Lifters from the southern Norway-comp.)
Squat: 1. 220kg 2. 230kg 3. did not lift
Bench press: 1.160kg 2. did not lift 3. 181,5kg (not approved 2-1)
Deadlift (raw): 1. 220kg 2. 235kg 3. 245kg
Comment: My bw. this day was 73,7kg and I did raise my personal records in squat and deadlift, but the bench press wasnt very good. 181,5kg would have been a new Jr. national record, but Ill have it next time!
Yesterday I easily aschieved 15 repetitions with 100kg in the bench press, which is the same as I did a year ago. Thing is that I havent tried max reps with 100kg for a long, long time, but I think its possible to hit 20+ reps once my form is slightly better. Could`ve done 16-18 yesterday, but gotta try a max-effert soon...