I did incline tilt bench press from pins for the first time today using a 4" block under head of bench, bar starts 4" from chest; my arms are so long, I still have 12"+ ROM from this position.
Really felt it in upper chest and triceps - fantastic stimulation in those areas, in fact, best I’ve ever felt with any movement.
This is what I did:
Ramp to 1RM: 135x3, 175x2, 205x2, 230x2, 255x1, 280x1, 300x1, 320x1, 335x1
Clusters: 300x4, 300x5, 300x5
HDL: 270 x 7 reps / rest 15 sec / 3 more reps
Ended WO here since I also have been finding out that when focusing on strength, too much HDL puts me into the ground, ESPECIALLY with pressing movements. Those are more draining on me than hip dominant movements.
My decline tilt bench last WO was 410 and clusters at 365, HDL 325.
- Is that about the right difference between the two moves for me?
Maybe I have found a weakness - because I “hate” incline tilt bench (relative term).
One thing I have found is that I have a much better leg drive with incline tilt.
- Also, on decline tilt, what do you do to help with leg drive with decline tilt bench? Do you put plates under your feet?