Hi CT. I can floor press 45 kg (100lbs) fairly tidily for sets of ten reps. Rep calculators suggest this means I should be able to do maybe 7 reps with 50kgs, but I can’t. Five fairly shaky reps on a good day. They feel intimidatingly heavy. I can row the 50s for 20 good reps, because I’ve always loved to row and I’ve neglected my bench over the years (many years…I’m 47)
I suspect my body lacks confidence with the floor press and my nervous system is holding back a bit once I go over the 45. Does this sound plausible? I’m doing same weight ladders with the 50s to try and get used to them. Does that sound right? I tried EMOM but getting into position every minute to press is a pain.
Best wishes. Congratulations on the news.