Yea, Smolov is the first time I have ever actually used a bench program, even though its not really a bench specific program, and its only a 3 week one. When is your next max planned Ellis?
CS, I like the long term planning of your goals. You think you can put on 100 plus lbs in 16 months? The first time i started benching frequently I jumped from 215-315 in about 11 months but that was newb gains and a lot of fat. How long have you been benching with Coan now?[/quote]
Yes, I think I can. I’ve been benching with Eddy for about 12 weeks now.
This will also be interesting because I’m going to try and keep my BW under 225 for the most part for the next 4-5 years.
What is your height and weight right now?
I am already over 225, about 242 but at 6’5. I have actually lost weight since the beginning over the year (7lbs) and put at least 22 pounds on my bench somehow.[/quote]
About the same size as me so I will be following how you do on this program. What kind of grip distance do you use? I started using a closer grip several months ago so with my long arms it a huge ROM but I finally feel more comfortable benching.