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    1. defelqy

      defelqy Well-Known Member

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      Terrible Bench Press Plateau

      Usually i would do 3 sets of 8 reps at 70kgs once a week. And i've never been able to go higher than that. I'm currently 29


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      The bar comes about fist distance from my chest and i push to lock out. I wouldn't say my arms were freakishly long(!) but i haven't ever measured their length
       
    2. remstation

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    3. diksdiks

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      Terrible Bench Press Plateau

      100% agree with that .

      One thing sticks out us the op has been training 5 years and still has a crap bench something is wrong even if natty .
       
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    5. 88brah

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      Terrible Bench Press Plateau

      ; ;
      First time I've heard of this "barrel chest"... looked it up and actual sounds like what I have! my rib cage is bloody huge... anyhow personal experience now (story time)

      finally got 1 rep of 100kg lalala Tore my rotator cuff few months later playing rugby lalala , couldn't train for months after.

      when I returned, struggled with sets of 70kg.
      Done a lot of heavy tricep pull down (machine thingy)- helped with the bench but still struggled with 75kg for about 2 weeks after.

      Started doing 5x5 programme, and working on negative reps, got a spot to help me- I'd lower the bar as slowly as possible, they would help lift the bar back up.

      after a month managed to get 1 rep of 105kg new pb. Continued with 5x5, but then would do 3 sets of a weigh 10kg lighter for 8 reps... managed to increase my 1 rep to 120kg after a month! but 5 rep max was 105 drains the hell out of ya!

      give it a go, but do some reading on technique first- that did help me quite a bit.

      stay safe, bench is an ego exercise that can and WILL get the better of you.
       

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