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Poverty Bench - Help Me Fix It

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#21

Brandon Lilly used this method for raw lifting.


#22

Gaelic strikes again.


#23

Context: The Cube Method (CB) is a badly written training program. It lacks complexity/difficulty, but mainly logic. I read some reviews from people, which CB didn’t help. CB contains elements for equipped lifting. CB is a nearly copied program from Westside Barbell. If I’m not mistaken, Lilly and Simmons have led a court that won Simmons, and Lilly must to pay copyright fees.


#24

I don’t use the Cube, I don’t particularly care for it, but it is not written only for equipped lifters and lots of people have had good results with it. The biggest problem that I see with it is that Brandon Lilly just took the program that he himself used and gave it to other people to use, and they aren’t him.


#25

The main issue is you have no power off the chest. I suggest doing 2 pressing days a week looking something like this. Just add a little weight and drop sets/reps every week. (standard progressive overload)
Day One
Paused bench 3x5x80%
Deadpress 6x1x85%
Spoto press 4x5x75%
chest accessories

Day 2
Seated military press 3x3x85%
speed bench 8x3x70%
Close grip 3x5x75%
shoulder/tricep accessories