I’ve been training consistently for the pass eight to nine months (my newer log can be seen at http://www.T-Nation.com/free_online_forum/blog_sports_body_training_performance_bodybuilding_log/mondys_log).
Right now my bench press has stalled at about 165x5 or 155x5 on a mediocre day. The thing that troubles me is that I can do standing military presses with 122 for 5 good reps (from chin to full extension) and I can do dips with 70pounds for 3-4reps. My shoulders and triceps are definitely up to par, I even incline bench 70 pound reps for 8 reps. I just don’t get why my bench press is so staggeringly low. Everyone else I know that could do these weights are at least putting up 180 for reps on the bench press.
I set up in a power lifting way, arched back, tight upper back/locked shoulder blades. I lower the bar to my sternum/lower pec area then I push with my legs as hard as possible (leg drive). I keep my elbows about 45 degrees to my torso. My sticking point is about 2-3 inches off my chest, the speed pass that point is painfully slow and my arms start shaking uncontrollably.
Any ideas on what weak point I need to strengthen?