After finishing my current 6-week program that included squats, deads, bench, my maxes are:
squat - 385
deadlift - 405
bench - 285
I missed 405 on squat and 315 on bench. My misses were probably around one inch after coming up from the bottom of both lifts. I have not missed any deadlift attempts, but I do feel slow, again, mostly within the first couple of inches of the pull.
I am not going to do any of the normal three lifts for my next 6 week routine. I want to do some variations to help those sticking points I have.
Would setting the pins to chest level in the squat rack, and starting my bench from the bottom position help my sticking point in the bench?
Likewise, would setting the pins to just below parallel and squatting from the bottom position help my sticking point in the squat?
To improve my deadlift I was thinking of deadlifting from on top of a 45-plate.
Are these variations good choices? If not, what would you all recommend? I can’t really use bands and chains. I don’t work out at home or a hardcore gym, I work out in a crowded mainstream gym. Thanks for any help.