Hey guys. I have an issue that hopefully some of you will be able to help with. My bench press seems to be stuck now for a while right at 285. Now, to be honest, its not like its been there for a VERY long time, but longer than any other plateau ive had since starting January of 2000 at 170 1RM.
I think ive deduced that the triceps are what are currently holding me back. I have come to that conclusion in the following manner: When in the past when lowering a weight for BP slowly down to the chest, if I am unable to move it more than an inch or two off my chest, I assign this failure to a lack of strength in the chest muscles. However, if I am able to raise the weight to the point where my forearms make a 90 degree angle with my upper arm (but no further), I conclude that this failure is due to a lack of strength in some part of the tricep. This is the case for me now.
In the past, I just simply concentrate more on dips to push myself past this tricep weekness, but this time that doesnt seem to be helping.
Does anyone know for sure which heads of the tricep are more responsible for the bench press motion and what exersices target this area ?