Is this a good bench cycle?

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  1. k1ck

    k1ck Orange Belt

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    I've recently started a "Soviet Squat Cycle" for my bench. I'm desperate to get my bench from pathetic 1.2-1.3xBW to at least 1.5xBW asap. The cycle is here TESTOSTERONE NATION

    Do you think it's a solid program for improving bench or would you recommend something more effective. In the 1st week doing 80% 6x2 I'm feeling very fresh and underworked.
     
  2. Klotz

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    How long have you been training?
     
  3. k1ck

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    About 2 years with several breaks. 80% of time was stupid bodybuilding training.
     
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    Well my advice is to try it and see if it works, and if not, find something else.
     
  5. LilMonster**

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    A logical analysis:

    If you're not training w/a weight u can only do for a given amount of reps then you better be training for speed/explosiveness b/c ur not going to be making gains.

    Unless, your goal is to simply work on form endlessly

    Otherwise, there is no definite way for us to determine if a bench "cycle" given percentages will do anything for you specifically, u gotta feel out ur own body and work from there.

    Thus, if u give us ur current lift stats, body weight, height, we'd be able to determine what type of routine would most benefit You.

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  6. k1ck

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    In the past I tried working up to my max set of 3, then several sets of singles. I'm not sure if I felt any improvement doing that, so I decided to try some definite routine.

    My current stats : 65kg [email protected]"8'
    1RMs:
    Bench - 75kg
    Squat - 90 kg
    Deadlift - 110 kg
    OHP - about 45 kg
     

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