For the past month or so I have been stuck on benching 70kg.
I normally do 3 sets of 10 reps.
With 70kg i would get 10 reps for the first set, then for the 2nd and 3rd sets around 6-8 reps.
For my tricep exercises I do skullcrushers and close grip bench and for shoulders I just do shoulder press.
It seems when I struggle with benching I can get it off my chest ok, its half way through I can’t lock out, then my arms just drop. Should I try floor pressing or JM presses or something?
Or should I change my rep scheme and lift heavier with lower reps?
Any advice would be great thanks![/quote]
The problem is your weight. You shouldn’t be struggling until the third set. Don’t worry about low numbers, it’ll increase. You should also work some strength into that routine. Typically I do a 10 x 3 followed by a 5 x 10. If you’re still new, I’d go with a 5 x 5 (or 8 x3) and your 3 x 10. Just remember to select the weight that’s right for you. The last sets should be where you struggle. Hope this helped.
Also, remember appropriate rest periods depending on what you’re doing. If it’s low reps at high weight, typcially 2-3 minutes is fine and if its high reps at low weight, around 60-90 seconds works too. These guidelines aren’t specific, but try not to exceed them. If you feel you can recover with less time and still give the same effort, then do it!