Posted on here at the start of my off season that I wanted to greatly improve my arm size this off season and one member suggested throwing in some 5x5 work on bigger arm lifts like barbell curls and my arms have really improved in size and strength gains have been stupid in a little over a month.
I’m seeing great results all over in size and strength in my current approach except for chest in the strength category. I’ve got great genetics for chest and IMO a strong mind/muscle connection which has helped chest always be a strong point but my strength isn’t improving like I want and not nearly as much as everything else. Deadlifts/squats/overhead press are increasing week by week but bench press is barely moving.
Here’s my current chest workout approach
1st exercise: heavy training on compound for strength - 4-6 rep range and 1 working set to failure
2nd/3rd exercise: goal here is primarily to increased TUT and hypertrophy 8-12 reps throwing in drop sets, 1.5 reps etc to stimulate growth.
So my question is how would I implement say 5x5 into chest or possibly a variation to increase stength without doing too much volume and overtraining. Saw an article on here about doing 2 ramp sets then 3x5 for a compound lift so maybe that’s a good option?