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post #26146 of 47949
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Originally Posted by stinger70 View Post

lower the angle? A lot of benches incline way too steep. I use like 10-15 degrees incline.

I was doing it at around a 30 degree incline. I'll give it one more shot with a less severe angle. Thanks
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Originally Posted by jarude View Post

Just disregard incline altogether; I don't see any reason to incline bench.

For chest I'm currently doing:

Bench Press - 3 x 5
Incline Dumbbell Bench Press - 4 x 8
Dumbbell Shoulder Press - 3 x 8

If I take out the incline db should I swap in another exercise like incline push ups or something?
post #26147 of 47949
If anything i'd say bro benching makes you use your pecs more. Learning to bench like a powerlifter isn't the best thing for pec growth. Benching wide as fuck with flared elbows and lowering it to the top of your chest is.
post #26148 of 47949
You need o stretch your rotator cuffs first...I remember a vid someone posted before when I was on SPBR. It is like 3 continuous stretch exercise targeting the shoulder and rotator cuff, 3 sets, 25 reps per exercise

Perhaps I find it on my computer later
post #26149 of 47949
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Originally Posted by gort View Post

Would like an example of this, fear I've probably been doing this.

http://www.bodyrecomposition.com/training/benching-with-the-pecs.html

if you're haphazardly pressing the bar off your chest, you may not be getting as much chest as you need to be.

i don't think it has so much to do with your setup
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Originally Posted by TWorksheets View Post

I was doing it at around a 30 degree incline. I'll give it one more shot with a less severe angle. Thanks
For chest I'm currently doing:

Bench Press - 3 x 5
Incline Dumbbell Bench Press - 4 x 8
Dumbbell Shoulder Press - 3 x 8

If I take out the incline db should I swap in another exercise like incline push ups or something?

i wouldn't worry about adding in an incline exercise; i've gone a year+ without anything incline and had no issues with benching or aesthetics or anything. i'd drop the incline or just go flat, no matter.
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Originally Posted by fuji View Post

If anything i'd say bro benching makes you use your pecs more. Learning to bench like a powerlifter isn't the best thing for pec growth. Benching wide as fuck with flared elbows and lowering it to the top of your chest is.

guillotines are awkward as fuck; i did them for the longest time but i don't think i'd go back to them. great way to fuck your shoulders if you use full ROM; i would do them at the height of a pin press, about 6" off the chest and just not pause at the bottom.
post #26150 of 47949
Lotta bad advice on this page..
post #26151 of 47949
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Originally Posted by TKJTG View Post

Lotta bad advice on this page..

DO TELL
post #26152 of 47949
Missed on 285lb bench today. Started to stall about 4 inches off my chest, then the spotter touched the bar with his pointer fingers, i was able to keep it moving and lock it out. He said he didn't help, but I'm still not counting it. Pretty frustrating as I told him to only help if I completely stall out and start dropping the bar. Gonna give it a shot again next week.
post #26153 of 47949
I'm gonna start on creatine again, gonna start back on my vitamins/fish oil too. Been sick for a while and hoping it'll help, plus I never should've went off that shit.
post #26154 of 47949
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Originally Posted by gettoasty View Post

You need o stretch your rotator cuffs first...I remember a vid someone posted before when I was on SPBR. It is like 3 continuous stretch exercise targeting the shoulder and rotator cuff, 3 sets, 25 reps per exercise

Perhaps I find it on my computer later

Found the videos, can try this TW




Also, despise jarude's experience, not sure why you would want to drop the incline if it was specifically setup as part of the workout program, SPBR right?

I currently rotate between bench then incline every other chest day.

Wednesday could be something like
3 x 5 Incline
4 x 8 Bench
3 x 8 Shoulder press
3 x 10 Tricep pull down
3 x 10 abs

then Monday would be the opposite
3 x 5 bench (dumb bell if you want)
4 x 8 incline (dumb bell if you want)
etc.
post #26155 of 47949
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Originally Posted by gettoasty View Post

Wednesday could be something like
3 x 5 Incline
4 x 8 Bench
3 x 8 Shoulder press
3 x 10 Tricep pull down
3 x 10 abs.

Do people really get something out of workouts this short?
post #26156 of 47949
According to IA
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FOR THOSE THAT ARE READING COMPREHENSION CHALLENGED THE SCHEDULE GOES LIKE THIS:

1st workout
Monday
Squat or box squat 2-3 x 5
Glute/Ham Raises or pullthroughs 3 x 10
Bent Row or Chest Supported row 4 x 6
Barbell or Dumbbell Curl 3 x 8
Calf Raises 3 x 15

2nd workout 1 day later
Wednesday
Bench Press or low board press 3 x 5, or 3 x 3
Incline Dumbbell Bench Press 4 x 8
Military or Dumbbell Shoulder Press 3 x 8
Skull Crushers 3 x 10
Ab work 3 x 10

3rd workout 1 day later
Friday
Deadlift or rack deadlift 2-3 x 5
Leg press 2 x 10
Chin or lat pull-down 4 x 6
Barbell or Dumbbell Curl 3 x 8
Calf Raises 3 x 15

4th workout After TWO DAYS OFF
Monday
Incline bench press or Incline Dumbbell Press 3 x 5, or 3 x 3
Dumbbell Bench Press 4 x 8
Military or Dumbbell Shoulder Press 3 x 8
Tricep pushdowns 3 x 10
Ab work 3 x 10 Monday

FWIW I have been adding weights every week and currently stalling a bit on 165 bench. I did not try going back to squats since I feel like my form is terrible now. Will revisit perhaps tomorrow. DL is at 205lb, trying to get back to 225 when I first stopped last year. I weighed in @ 152 yesterday afternoon.
post #26157 of 47949
Huh, interesting. I can't imagine doing a workout that takes less than an hour and getting much out of it.
post #26158 of 47949
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Originally Posted by TKJTG View Post


Do people really get something out of workouts this short?

 

You aren't a Rippetoe fan I am guessing

post #26159 of 47949
I take less than an hour to lift. Then again I never do warm up sets.
post #26160 of 47949
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Originally Posted by TKJTG View Post

Do people really get something out of workouts this short?

short? that's 16 working sets. not including warmup.
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