[quote]Captain Zero wrote:
Captain Zero wrote:
I have set upon the path to 500 as well, but it might not be worth it?
It just might not be in the cards, Genetics play a huge factor on the road to 500 and beyond, that is why so few have benched over 500 consistently w/o major injury.(pec tear, strain, rotator cuff etcc.)
What is the point of benching 500 then follow up with a major injury.
Bench Shirts were created for this specific purpose.
You need to do more prehab work, eat more, sleep more, no drinking, and no sex/masturbation three days prior to benching.
Contortionist Back Stretches to create a ridiculous arch while benching. ( Metal Militia style.)
Board Work and Paused Bench shall be staples in your routine.
LEARN TO BENCH WITH A MEDIUM SIZE GRIP WIDTH AND AVOID YOUR BENCH SHIRT GRIP AT ALL COSTS.
I kind of understand the drinking part, but sex? That makes no sense. Why would you want to live?
LOL, just avoid sex two or three days prior to benching, it works for some people, try it, deprive your self 2 or 3 days of the week of sex and watch that anger and frustration lead to PRs.
I’ve experimented a lot with that. For example, will I get stronger if I stop masturbating or having sex all together? I tried a couple of weeks, but I can’t say that made any impression whatsoever on my results. In fact, the long term effects of such complete abstinence is probably not good at all from what I hear. I have also tried staying of it for a day or two before a competition, but I still don’t think it gives any noticable edge.
There was a time when I was strict about never having an orgasm until AFTER going to the gym on a given day, so as to be able to perform as well as possible during the workout. But I do not care about that at all nowadays, because for me it’s starting to look like this myth is busted.
Actually, I don’t even think it would make any difference at all even if I went to the bathroom for a quick jerk off ten minutes before my big deadlift at a PL-meet.