I think I already know the answer to this but I thought I?d ask the question to see if anyone has a (mythical) magic bullet.
My problem…well one of my problems is that I can’t bench, that?s to say I can bench, I just can?t make any progress.
I can increment weight on every other lift, all be it slowly but not bench…and ideas?
I currently break my split into
Chest / bis
Shoulders traps and calves
and have been working on a 8,6,6,4 range…
And yes I know its one of those magical “can anyone fix me please” questions but someone may have some interesting ideas on how I can kick myself in the ass (Metaphorically speaking) and get this sorted, really getting on my nerves …
thanks for reading
the bench press is one of those moves where 5lbs in 6 months is great progress… at least for me.
it’s really hard to determine what your weaknesses are without seeing a video of attempting a max lift.
typically ones form on the bench can limit their increases. i see tons of people at the gym flopping down on the bench, no setup and benching with their elbows flared way out to the side. then they wonder why they can never bench more than 225. if you are one of those guys then, first you need to learn what proper form is and then the tricky part is finding a setup that works for you. not every setup works for everyone.
then there’s the whole muscular weakpoints to address. you can bench using full ROM forever and not make any substantial gains. You need to determine what areas are weak and then you focus your attention on bringing up those weak areas.
i could go on and on.
if you hav specific questions, feel free to ask.