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TriggaTony private msg quote post Address this user
Why does my chest strength differentiate everytime I go and bench press? One day I would repping 225 and then another day, struggling with 205.
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Dragonian private msg quote post Address this user
rest and recovery, if youve slept poorly or not recovered it makes a big difference also some day you will just have off days ive had days were ive slept well been fresh as i possibly could and just generally trained like crap no matter how much i was up for it
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mikestheguy private msg quote post Address this user
I have the same problem Tony and it seems to only be my bench press specifically. I can make gains in chest press, flys, incline, decline ect. but for some reason by bench press is always on a roller coaster. I'm going to settle into a 5x5 programs for my next rotation and see if i can get on a consistent increase
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TriggaTony private msg quote post Address this user
If that 5X5 program works let me know Mike
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mikestheguy private msg quote post Address this user
yes sir... won't be for another month but i'll get back to ya when i do
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WaxyLizard private msg quote post Address this user
if that ever happens i just do 15-20 reps on a lower weight and it helps me sleep at night
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mikew private msg quote post Address this user
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Originally Posted by Dragonian
rest and recovery, if youve slept poorly or not recovered it makes a big difference also some day you will just have off days ive had days were ive slept well been fresh as i possibly could and just generally trained like crap no matter how much i was up for it


^ This.

I train chest 2x per week (one heavy day and one dynamic day) and then a de-load week after every three weeks. Even though I'm always excited about heavy bench days there are days when my body just ain't having it. Especially if I'm cutting.

If you're not cutting still expect some deviation from week to week but overall you should be trending upward and deloading once in a while too.

5x5s and 3x5s are great for heavy days. Also look into lockout stuff --- floor presses and board presses are especially good for adding weight to your bench.
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Originally Posted by mikew
5x5s and 3x5s are great for heavy days. Also look into lockout stuff --- floor presses and board presses are especially good for adding weight to your bench.


+1 -EK
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