Not trying to jack this thread, but is board work alright to do even with people who aren’t pushing huge numbers? or would I get more benefit from just regular benching? stupid question, but I’m curious.
If you’re interested in getting into gear in the near future, you’re going to want to work on getting the top end of your bench stronger.
If you’re just looking for a bigger raw bench, I’d say play around a little and see what happens.
Just a little about my experience, take from it what you will:
I finally got back to doing my “DE bench” day consistently over the past 2 months but did things a little different. I started cycling a few weeks of floor press (usually with chains) with a few weeks of speed work.
After all the floor pressing, the last weight I take in warm ups before getting into my shirt went from 1, maybe 2 reps if I was feeling really feisty, to 4 easy reps. A few were a little slow off the chest, but I blasted right through them from about 2/3 of the way up.