Well, from the amount of time i’ve been lifting, at least from what i’ve seen, is that when I go from flat benching for a few weeks, it increases. then, if i substitute that for say dips (as ws4sb templates suggest every 2-3 weeks), i find that when i come back to the bench, it has almost gone back down near where i started the first 3 weeks with bench. I’ve always wondered if i could just do 3 weeks flat bb bench, then do 3 weeks of floor presses or rack lockouts, then come back to 3 weeks flat bb bench, then 3 weeks of floor presses or rack lockouts, then once again back to flat bb bench and so forth.
The only reason I’ve ever been hesitant to do this is because I figure it’s almost the same movement, only a different part of it. It seems this would make one stall too, but maybe I’m wrong and it can be done if one wants. basically it comes down to I don’t want to spin my wheels anymore going back to near similar bench press reps after leaving the bench for 3 weeks, and would rather spend some time working on the actual bench movement itself to really up my numbers. So, is my suggested plan fine, or no?