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    Bench Press every day

    I have a friend who does a lot of research and suggested doing bench press 3 times a day, every day. He said that as long as you re not working to failure, you re body won't burn out. It is supposed to trigger your central nervous system and accustom your body to benching so that it becomes easier and easier every day. The plan would be to start at about 80 percent of your 1 rep max and do 2 sets, once in the morning, afternoon, and night. day 2 would be the same weight, 3 reps, 3 times that day. day 3 would be 4 reps, 3 times that day. on the 4th day, you would add 5 lbs. total and go back to 2 reps each of the 3 times that day. The cycle would then repeat. Every session would begin with about 2 warmup sets. Could this workout plan actually work, or would your body burn out too quickly?
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    Grease the groove applied to bench? I don't buy it. Unless you are training for endurance on bench, but who does that?
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    On the other hand I believe that would be beneficial for a short period of time, but i have no evidence to prove that only my little experience and instict. Stick to the basics, or try it for a short period of time!
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    i dont think this will give u gains but i have been wrong before. let him try it and if it works then do it
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    Your body needs its rest. That's what rest days are for, everyone needs them.
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    First of all this isn't very practical. I'm not sure how many people could work this type of system into their workout. Plus by only bench pressing every day you are seriously limiting other muscle development by not doing other exercises. Also the lack of tricep work would more than likely lead you to develop a serious sticking point on your bench.

    Plus, as has already been stated, your body simply needs rest. It is far better to increase the level of exertion and then give it ample time to rest and recover.

    One of the tried and true principles of muscle building is exhausting a muscle group, and then giving your body plenty of water, food, and sleep to recover. Your friend appears to have fallen into another "broscience" trap. The body is a very complex system, reading a few articles on CNS etc. won't make you an expert on how to develop routines.
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    Grease the groove is for things like push ups and pull ups. Not lifting weights, PERIOD. You're basically answering your own question, by never going to failure, you won't make serious gains. Not in the long run. You might get to a certain point, but your body will give up eventually. Adding mass is the only way to get your bench really high, the only way to do this is to break muscle down and recover. Stick with what you already know works instead of some theory that someone's probably already played around with and failed; which is why you don't see it being done. In 7.5 weeks I've put in 10 chest days and I've gone from 165-200lbs in free weight, bb bench press. Hope this sticks.
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    Originally Posted by Jack3d26 View Post
    Grease the groove is for things like push ups and pull ups. Not lifting weights, PERIOD. You're basically answering your own question, by never going to failure, you won't make serious gains. Not in the long run. You might get to a certain point, but your body will give up eventually. Adding mass is the only way to get your bench really high, the only way to do this is to break muscle down and recover. Stick with what you already know works instead of some theory that someone's probably already played around with and failed; which is why you don't see it being done. In 7.5 weeks I've put in 10 chest days and I've gone from 165-200lbs in free weight, bb bench press. Hope this sticks.
    I wouldn't say that if you don't go to failure, then you'll never make serious gains, I think OP's friend's idea is stupid, but having this as a reason why doesn't really sit well with me.
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    Originally Posted by Jack3d26 View Post
    Grease the groove is for things like push ups and pull ups. Not lifting weights, PERIOD. You're basically answering your own question, by never going to failure, you won't make serious gains. Not in the long run. You might get to a certain point, but your body will give up eventually. Adding mass is the only way to get your bench really high, the only way to do this is to break muscle down and recover. Stick with what you already know works instead of some theory that someone's probably already played around with and failed; which is why you don't see it being done. In 7.5 weeks I've put in 10 chest days and I've gone from 165-200lbs in free weight, bb bench press. Hope this sticks.
    Just for the record I think this is a stupid idea, but if grease the groove works for pushups there is no reason it wouldn't work for bench press - they are nearly identical exercises. The difference I think is the goal. Typically when doing pushups the goal is endurance not strength or mass, whereas with bench press most people are trying to increase strength. The grease the groove technique works really well with endurance activities so if you wanted to get really good at benching 225 as many times as possible, then the grease the groove technique could work really well. If you are trying to increase your max on bench, it probably isn't the best way to go about it.
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    That seems way overkill, but to each their own. I don't see it working for him. Let him try it to see for himself.
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    You're 17 and likely a novice. Just do a basic strength program and you'll be fine OP.
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    If you can bench 3x a day, 3x a week...then you aren't benching hard enough.
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    I wouldn't do heavy loads but Dave Tate talks about how you need to repeat a pattern a thousand times in order to really learn it in muscle memory. Count your reps sometimes and you'll realize that this takes a long time. He suggests doing more warm-up sets but you could probably apply greasing the groove principles by using low weights (<50% RM)
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