11-18-2003, 06:59 AM #1
Buildup strength on benchpress. this ok?
I am trying out my new technqiue to build up my benchpress strength. All the time i am stuck at 100kg and nowhere can bench anything higher. Furthermore, i can't get anyone to spot me so at the fourth rep onward, so i always have to hang up the weights before i can properly exhaust my strength.
Well, for this method of mine; i use the power rack, put the holding bars a couple of inches above my chest when i laid down on a bench. Then load the bar with the max weights that i could push. So in the end, the bench press is not a full range movement but a half range. This way, i can safely let down the weights on the bars after afew reps, took abit of breather and start pushing. I must say, i can do 12 reps of 100kg but only 5 reps of 110kg on my first attempt.
My question is; can this method be viable way to work out my chest?
11-18-2003, 11:52 AM #2Originally Posted by oracle
I'd suggest to start throwing in dumbells more. It's a good variation, and it's easier to go to failure, since you can just drop the DB's when you're done...
11-18-2003, 11:53 AM #3
Sorry...forgot to add that I would work on the Smith Machine as well...that way you can bail out if you need to. Some people don't like SM as much...but i think it's a useful addition to mix up your routine...
11-18-2003, 09:26 PM #4
stick with it till it stops helping then go to somthing else.
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