I am new to this forum, not to lifting, per se. I am trying to increase my bench.
About me: 56 years old, 5’11" 195 lbs.
I went into the army (at 17) weighing 120lbs, got out 3 years later, weighing 150lbs. Right now is the heaviest I’ve ever been. I am not pot bellied, by any stretch.
Currently my max bench is a pathetic 200 lbs. I do 5 sets of 4 with 195 and 3 sets of machine flys with 187.5.
My triceps routine is 3 sets of dips with body weight and 4 sets of machine push downs with 72 lbs.
I read, on this forum, of guys saying they are my weight and lift well over 500 lbs! Yikes! don’t kick sand in my face, please.
I work weights on Monday and Thursday (full body workout) and run on Tuesday and Friday (5 to 6 miles).
I was thinking of replacing the triceps push downs with close grip bench presses.
Any help for a ‘not skinny anymore’ guy with a weak bench press?