hit 275, 10 pound pr about two days ago,
goal is 315 by end of this school year (so like 9 months)
im thinking i should try to get 255x3, then move on to 265x3 and by that point ill be able to do 285, in which case ill be doing heavy singles of 275 for 3-5 or so, i might try clusters, also after my heavy work i will be repping 225 to failure (goal is 10)
assistance lifts are, close grip(incline or flat), shoulder pressing, heavy laterals, skull crushers
hows this look?
how did other ppl get to three plates?[/quote]
I think adding 40lbs to your max is very doable in 9 months.Personally doing a second benching day consisting of reps only is one of the things that helped me get to 315.I now train bench 2 or 3 times a week depending on how often I am training the other lifts.
On top of flat benching I did 2 board and 3 board presses or decline presses a lot to get used to handling weight heavier than I could flat bench.I think that helped alot.Reverse band presses are probably even better for this because you can still do a full ROM while overloading your flat bench.
I also did dumbbell presses a lot.I think you gotta be willing to try different things to find out what works best for you.Besides that, it’s work and busting your ass.Best of luck man.