Yesterday I decided to go heavy on bench press and did 1 somewhat easy rep at 275. I plan to continue my normal workouts and then try and hot 300 in a few weeks. My question to you experienced lifters is:
Am I reasonable in thinking that I can do 300 in a few weeks?
Any tips or suggestions on how to hit this goal?
From the information you’ve given and not having seen you it’s impossible to tell. Ideally, you’d want to be able to AT LEAST triple 275. Can you? Also, how good is your form, body tightness, etc. If you can work on and improve this it will help you get a little more. 300 is roughly 9% more than 275… not a small increase. My guess, your max is right around 290 now, at best. Sorry for my downer opinion! Perhaps you can make up the strength over the next few weeks. The good news is you’re not far away at all. So, if not a few weeks, you should be there within two to three months. Good luck!