I have been struggling to up my bench press for too long - so long that after failing to make bench gains on madcows 5x5 and Wendlers I decided to give Smolov Juniors ago. My max was 100KG. Compare that to my max squat 185KG and deadlift 240KG
I ate and got plenty of sleep and actually bulked up from 77 to 80KG. So I followed the protocol exactly and got EVERY rep!
So I finished week 3 last sunday. Yesterday (Friday) I attempted a new max. I wasn't sure if 5 days was enough rest - they say you should take a week off but I was worried that doing so would strip me of the gains I had made...
95KG = pass
100KG = pass
105KG = fail
105KG = pass with bad form
110KG = fail
I just don't understand it. Should I have waited another week? I really want to get my bench up to 120KG at the very least - 140KG is my long term goal but if I am struggling to bench over 105KG then I am running out of ideas...
Thread: Smolov Junior Bench fail :(