I’m following the Maximal Strength Program by Dave Tate and the bench exercise for the day is 3x3 Floor Presses at 70% of your 1RM bench weight. These should be hard but not to failure, i.e. a couple reps left in the tank for each set.
The problem I had is that in order to get what would be 3x3(+2) I had to go to 285lbs which is about 30lbs HIGHER than my 1RM. Is it normal for this kind of ratio or do I need to address a weakness when pressing off of my chest?
For the record I was using bent knees and an arched back which resembles a normal benching position. Using the alternate method with straight legs I can only do about 245lbs which is much closer to what I bench.