Actually I’ve been wanting to do this for some time…
You’ll need some plywood cut into 1’ x 2’ boards (12"x24"). You can get 16 out of a 4x8, 3/4" sheet.
Set the rack so you’re doing heavy lockouts far above your current full ROM max. Every second or third workout, place one 3/4" board under each end of the bench thereby increasing your ROM by 3/4".
Try to maintain your max on the lockouts while increasing the ROM slightly.
You may need a week or two to get your lockout max back up but it’ll come.
In a matter of weeks, you’ll be close to your full ROM at a much higher weight (at least on paper).
Another raw trick I learned from Dinosaur Training is to set the pins in a power rack so you bench from the bottom up. The bar rests on the pins brushing the chest slightly (use plywood to dial it in).
Press in singles, doubles or triples from that low position. I find when I go back to top down benching, it flies off the chest due to the SSC of the regular technique.[/quote]
I have also realy wanted to try this!
I just got a power rack and Im thinking about doing this with some full rom benching afterwards to keep my full range bench up.
Anyone ever seen any articles on this? Bench programs based on this etc?