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    im stuck at 305 max bench

    i have been stuck around 300 to 305 ( varys) for about a year now im 235 6 foot 2 . i usually bench 245 about 4 times for 5 sets. i want to bench around 330 before the END of summer............. thank you
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    Originally Posted by bryguyflorida View Post
    i have been stuck around 300 to 305 ( varys) for about a year now im 235 6 foot 2 . i usually bench 245 about 4 times for 5 sets. i want to bench around 330 before the END of summer............. thank you
    Stuck for a year??? Somethings seriously wrong..
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    Big questions are .

    Whats your routine Where are you failing when your maxing also how's your form ?
    Anyone that isn't constantly challenged grows weak .
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    Originally Posted by Cstreck View Post
    Big questions are .

    Whats your routine Where are you failing when your maxing also how's your form ?
    This. If form's fine and you're just in a rut, I can send you what (I hope) is taking me up from 305. Don't know how well it works yet but I will next Saturday.
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    You could probably progress by doing anything that's not what you're doing right now. If you've been doing the exact same workout since who knows when, it's time to change things up.
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    Originally Posted by Cstreck View Post
    Big questions are .

    Whats your routine Where are you failing when your maxing also how's your form ?
    Originally Posted by bryguyflorida View Post
    i have been stuck around 300 to 305 ( varys) for about a year now im 235 6 foot 2 . i usually bench 245 about 4 times for 5 sets. i want to bench around 330 before the END of summer............. thank you
    I am pretty sure that is his routine...
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    I meant accessory work. what else is he doing ......

    I doubt the guys does 5 sets of four picks up his tub of whey then prances out of the gym .
    Anyone that isn't constantly challenged grows weak .
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    CHAINS! semi srs. Otherwise, drop your weight down to the 225 range, work that for a few weeks. How much DB work do you do? Do you do incline, decline, dips? I've also reads studies on how doing rotator cuff excersises can help with your bench. Is your form spot on? Such as a nice arch, feet planted firmly to the ground (full body lift), elbows tucked in, coming just below parallel and not locking out at the top?
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    Originally Posted by bryguyflorida View Post
    i have been stuck around 300 to 305 ( varys) for about a year now im 235 6 foot 2 . i usually bench 245 about 4 times for 5 sets. i want to bench around 330 before the END of summer............. thank you
    You should probably try adding weight to the bar at some point instead of benching 245 for 4 sets of 5 for a year.
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    Originally Posted by ProfDrBeareagle View Post
    You should probably try adding weight to the bar at some point instead of benching 245 for 4 sets of 5 for a year.
    agreed. you will never get stronger if you can already lift a certain weight a desired number of times. i didnt hit 315 until i could do 245x10-12ish.

    try this
    135 warmup
    225x8
    245x6-8
    275x3-5
    once you get 275x5 you should be able to get 3 plates atleast
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    Originally Posted by bryguyflorida View Post
    i have been stuck around 300 to 305 ( varys) for about a year now im 235 6 foot 2 . i usually bench 245 about 4 times for 5 sets. i want to bench around 330 before the END of summer............. thank you
    I've really enjoyed using his program. Just punch in your current one rep max and it sets up a 12 week program for you. Just something to follow you can always adjust the numbers.

    http://joeskopec.com/edcoanbench.html

    Lots of tricep work and dynamic benching on your light bench day for speed work.
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    Originally Posted by Cstreck View Post
    I meant accessory work. what else is he doing ......

    I doubt the guys does 5 sets of four picks up his tub of whey then prances out of the gym .
    i do incline , decline, and straight bench , than i go over to the cable machine and do about 8 reps (muscle failure) 4 times
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    Originally Posted by bryguyflorida View Post
    i have been stuck around 300 to 305 ( varys) for about a year now im 235 6 foot 2 . i usually bench 245 about 4 times for 5 sets. i want to bench around 330 before the END of summer............. thank you
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    Yeah man directly pound the muscles that are used in benching. Heavy Dumbells are a must, flat and incline. Then just incorporate military press, tricep pressdowns, heavy dumbell and barbell rows, heavy dips, skull crushers, dumbell flies, and last but not least.....LEGS. If you are not working your legs very hard, work them HARD. Studies have shown that increasing strength in your lower body can actually stimulate strength increases in your upper body as well.
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    Originally Posted by Brink007 View Post
    Yeah man directly pound the muscles that are used in benching. Heavy Dumbells are a must, flat and incline. Then just incorporate military press, tricep pressdowns, heavy dumbell and barbell rows, heavy dips, skull crushers, dumbell flies, and last but not least.....LEGS. If you are not working your legs very hard, work them HARD. Studies have shown that increasing strength in your lower body can actually stimulate strength increases in your upper body as well.
    Dumbells are great, but not a must.

    Some of the best benchers in the world rarely, if ever, squat.
    There is no such thing as 'strong enough'
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    Originally Posted by TrettinR View Post
    Dumbells are great, but not a must.

    Some of the best benchers in the world rarely, if ever, squat.
    I'm not arguing with you because you are obviously stronger but I could tell a huge difference after I switched to dumbells for a while. Also I know people who started squatting and their bench increased at a higer rate. To each his own. Plus, he weighs 235... He doesn't need anything too technical to bust past a 130% bodyweight bench
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