actually 3 weeks before the meet i did a 5 week ME lifts that werent to the chest ( 3 board, 2 board, floor etc) so that sure didnt help
the problem is i have only regular barbells at my gym so its difficult to change my max effort workouts without repeating frequently the same pressing movement [/quote]
Um… close grip bp, medium grip bp, wide grip bp, super wide grip bp, chains, bands (against and reverse), foam pad (like a yoga block), various blocks, paused, unpaused, floor press and any combination.
That’s 9 without even going into the zillions of combos that can be made and all 5 boards. Over 2 months worth if you change your ME exercise every week!