There was another thread about this that I read back when I was a lurker, but it’s pretty old now and I thought it would probably be better to make a new one.
Anyways, I have never taken bench press incredibly seriously (I’m sorry if that offends anyone), but after reading VTBalla’s advice in another thread about changing grip I went out and maxed out with a narrower grip and managed 15lb paused PR and just couldn’t lock out a 20lb touch and go PR. But the important thing is I’m suddenly at a solid 320 bench despite not having trained it heavy in months and that isn’t too far from getting to 405.
I’m not looking for someone to write me a program, just looking for general advice as to what I should be doing. In the past I’ve just benched, but I plan to incorporate floor press, paused sets, board press, and weighted dips once I get a belt for them. My main question is whether or not I should be focusing on volume or weight while training and are there other exercises that would be beneficial to increasing my bench. Also, how frequently should I be training bench? I know a lot of people do 1-2 days a week only for each of the big three lifts, but I’ve never felt like that was sufficient for me.
Thanks before hand for your input.