So I got given a Reactive Slingshot. I’ve used the red one at the gym, and the Reactive is definitely softer but I like how it doesn’t affect my groove at all.
Question is, how should it be integrated into my benching?
I’ve noticed recently that it’s become harder to bring my strength to bear in bench. For instance, I can hit 220x5 no problems but a month ago it was almost always with around three reps in the tank. Now, more like one to two reps left. Doesn’t seem to matter when I bench.
I bench every day I train, and in the last three months I’ve put around 30 lbs on my max and for the first time all my working sets are at 220 lbs or higher. My current max is 286 lbs, so still very low, but my max three months ago was 253 and I can hit that for a triple even on a bad day now.
Anyway, I was thinking for a while to maybe use the Reactive for about 75% of my sets. I’d do my heavy work workout, and the first working set of my practice sets without but the rest with.
Good idea? Bad idea?