Hi all - just wondering if anyone had some ideas regarding improving my incline bench press. My flat bench has been steadily improving, but my incline bench just seems to have stagnated for the last 3 months at a very low weight.
I think it might be technique related because I can pretty much only feel the exercise in my triceps, and not really in my chest/shoulders. I’ve tried changing the height of the seat both up and down, but to no avail. Alternatively it might just be weak front deltoids (given my military press has also not improved in a long time).
I was thinking it might be a good idea to work with half ROM, just moving the bar between my clavicle and my chin.
Height: 6’2" (186cm)
Weight: 205lbs (93kg)
Incline bench press: 1RM: 187lbs (85kg), 3RM 176lbs (80kg)
I generally can’t seem to get past 6 reps at 154lbs (70kg), and like I said my triceps are on fire at the end of this.
Flat bench press: 1RM 264lbs (120kg), 3RM 242lbs (110kg)
Military press: 3RM 165lbs (75kg)
Dips: 8RM 88lbs (40kg) attached.
Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.