I’m into my third week of Brian Schwabs program. His video outlines 3 programs:
-4/3/2 board (for problems with lockout)
-3/2/1 board (for problems off of chest)
-raw bench program
On the ME day you’re doing triples off of a board in a shirt and on the assistance day you’re doing some raw board work or speed work every 3rd week.
I see some similarities between this approach and how Bill Crawfords guys trained. The chief advantage for me so far is that I feel like I’m learning the groove of the shirt alot better than when I would just train raw and then throw the shirt on a few times before the meet and hit an opener.
Maybe I’m over-anaylzing things, I’m planning on finishing up this 12 week training cycle using this program anyways, but I wanted to get some opinions on this approach to bench training. I vaguely remember an article I read by Uncle Louie that said something like “we tried doing shirted board presses and we got really good at them…but it didn’t carry over to the meet.”