3 of my friends are having a 1rep max bench competition on 4/20/09 and last night while they were talking about it I loved the idea and joined in. Now its 4 of us total, friendly wager of $35 a piece. I want to take this home. As you all know the money has little to do about it (although a nice Biotest shipment would be great)… for me its all about beating my pals.
Heres my situation as of today (1-18-09):
Weight: 216 lbs
Bench 1rp: 225lbs
The height and weight was just to give you an idea of my frame, I’d estimate my bf% at or around 15-16%. I dont have a shoe handy so I apologize for the aproximation.
The time period I have to work with is decent, just about 3 months exactly. As far as the conest goes the only rules we have in place are no illegal supplements and we defined a rep as assisted lift off… spotters hands come off the bar (if the spotter touches it at any time after that your dq’d), touch your chest and backup for a full lockout.
I currently employ more of a body building approach to the bench (widened grip, elbows have a flare). My plan is to adopt a power lift style, increase my caloric intake (no weight classes here so If I gain 15-20 pounds from now till then no big deal).
I am creating this thread because I’d like to ask you all what you would suggest for a workout. I also want to log the workouts I’m doing because I find when you put it on paper your just that much more motivated.
I currently do antagonistic pairings very similar to Thibs Beast Building Pt3. I have no issue with doing a very specialized chest workout. I want to bring all of my lifts up and that includes my bench. Dedicating the next 3 months to that end is exciting.
I WILL win this, and whats even better is that I’m even more motivated for my workouts. Thanks in advance for all the help guys.