Back on the free bench again tonight. Have to say I feel safe on it now. Just a case of biting the bullet. Nothing bad will happen at the weights im pushing, unless I lose grip.
If you’re eating enough you should be able to add 5-10lbs to it the next week and still be ok.
Not really understanding this. Say if, even at the pessimistic of 5 lbs every week (which is by no means a dig at david, as I’ve read a few times now that I should be able to add this amount), that means by Christmas I’d have added 40lbs to my bench. Then in a years time I’d have added 240 to my bench?
So I’m assuming it’s newbie advise til the gains taper off. So how long can adding the “5-10lbs” be a feasible goal for?
Yes…obviously until the gains taper off…although depending on your training and most importantly food intake (in my opinion) you could add 40 lbs to your bench by Christmas. When the weights stop going up…you can pick a different pressing movement.
In the past 6 weeks I’ve added 30 lbs to my bench and I have no doubt that next week I will make it 35. I also attribute some of my bench gains to finally training my triceps directly and have already added 40 lbs to my close grip bench. That and I also am benefiting from newbie gains too as I’m finally taking my training (and eating) seriously.