I’ve been stuck at a 300 bench press for my 1RM for a year now (however I have been more focused on hypertrophy as of late).
I’m planning on undertaking a strength oriented program for the next two months and I was hoping to improve my bench press max by 15lbs.
I feel that my bench is lagging behind my squat and deadlift and also I just wanted to finally say that “I can bench press 3 plates”. I have quite long arms which has been a great asset on my deadlift however it has hindered the bench press for me.
I was wondering if you could give me some advice as to how to structure my training week to emphasize strength gains on the bench press.
I was considering bench pressing 2-3x / week for low-moderate volume (3-4sets each workout) and putting my other lifts on maintenance (1x/week for low volume).
I would appreciate any other information or advice that you could lend on this topic.