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Old 09-08-2011, 12:45 PM   #82
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Originally Posted by BMW_Matt View Post
You're doing 275 for 5 and cant bench 300? I'm calling bs.
Originally Posted by Glight View Post
I was thinking the same thing. Could be though. I pulled 445 for a set of 5 and then couldnt get 475 for 1 a few weeks laters. Things start getting strange when you approach your maxes sometimes. Either that or hes been building up and just hasnt taken a shot at 300 yet. Thats kind of where I am with bench right now..... maxed out at 295 in March and havent again since. I did do a 5x5 at 260, so I'm confident I can get at least 305.
Basically what Glight said. This is the first time I've hit 275 for 5... usually floated between 2-3.

25 pounds doesn't seem like a lot but I could barely bench 275x1 3 weeks ago... I just started lifting after a pretty extensive break, slowly getting back up there.

I'm wondering if I should start with incline bench, then decline, then flat... I feel burnt out by the time I'm on decline... Might be nice to confuse the muscle a little bit and change it up. My bench has always been weird, I'll feel like a beast one week, and won't be able to do what I just did the following.

If not, I'm going to try for 295 max next week with a spot.

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