Try doing a reverse pyramid. Use the same basic set and rep scheme. Warm-up to a heavy single (bar x10 slow, 95x5 slow, 135x5, 185x3, 205x3, 225x2, 245x1, 265x1, 275x1 - do this w/ very little rest - just enough to change weight, but don’t get fatigued…this is a warm-up…rehearse the movement and get your body used to the weight without accumulating fatigue), first set do 265 x 4 or 5 (it should be easier than the way you do it now because you haven’t accumulated fatigue), rest for around 3 min. then try 240 or 245 (around a 10% drop) for 6. This weight should feel easier than when you do your set of 6 after doing 235 x 10. You have basically primed your nervous system by doing the heavier set…after resting you could then drop to 225 and do a set of 10 and so on. Basically, the way you’re doing things now is creating an accumulation of fatigue such that you are trying to lift heavier and heavier weights as you get more and more tired. Take advantage of your nervous system. Don’t believe me…try this…after a good warm up (as described above)do a heavy set of 3 (265-270 for you), rest about 3-5 minutes then do that set of 10 reps with 235, rest 3-5 minutes, do another set of 3 with 265-270, then another set of 10 with 235…you’ll get the full 10 this time instead of 8 because you will have primed your nervous system…continue with a third set of 3 with 265-270 after another 3-5 minutes rest, then another set of 10 with 235. You just did 3 x 10 with 235 plus 3 x 3 with about 270, you could even finish off with a final set of max reps with 205 or so (I bet you get more reps than you would get if you had started off with 205). I would actually do this on the third week of bench press/chest specialization, I would actually do 245, 205 waves in week 1, and 255, 225 waves in week 2, then the program described above. This is a pretty high volume bench program so I wouldn’t do much of anything else for chest. IMO pyramids suck…reverse pyramids are great. BTW how long of a rest between sets are you currently taking? If your rest periods aren’t very long that could explain why you’re reps drop off so much. Hope you or someone else tries this…I do reverse pyramids and waves on everything. If you think I’m a dumbass who doesn’t know what he’s talking about, say that too…at least try this first.