Techniques to increase bench press?

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  1. Upmann White Belt

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    I tried using the search button for an answer to this, but I couldn't find anything useful. I'm 5'6, 160 and my top bench is 260. is there any tips or techniques that I can utilize to increase my max?
     
  2. enright3060 Brown Belt

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    Look down further on the main page.

    You bench seems pretty good for your weight. How much can you squat? If you cannot squat more than you bench, then you have fucked up priorities.
     
  3. Klotz Shalom

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    Lower reps, focus on sticking points, better form, dips.
     
  4. StevenCrowder wiener

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    ^^ What Klotz said... Only I don't find that Dips really affect your Bench much.
     
  5. Klotz Shalom

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    Me niether actually.
     
  6. Upmann White Belt

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    My max squat was 385.
     
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  10. CarnalSalvation Trying to make a Milankey

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    Technique. Proper set-up.

    And don't forget your back. Swole lats=bigger benching.

    I like to press twice a week. One day I do more or less just a ton of heavy benching or floor pressing or whatever, the other day I do one heavy movement followed by a lot of high rep stuff to get some volume in. The light day is very bodybduilerish, really.
     
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  12. StevenCrowder wiener

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    Carnal knows what he's doing.

    Especially as you start to reach your own max's... You HAVE to do some bodybuilderish/higher rep assistance training.

    There's really no way around it.
     
  13. the_harbinger Orange Belt

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    • Stretch your lats
    • Make sure to keep looking at the same location somewhere on the ceiling at all times...no watching the bar move
    • Make sure your grip everytime you bench is the same...write it down where exactly that grip is if you have too

    Eh, just a few off the top of my head. Everyone else had some good suggestions so give them a try and see how they work you.
     
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    I know. I was just bein' facetious.
     
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  16. StevenCrowder wiener

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    I know, and I still want your seed.
     
  17. CarnalSalvation Trying to make a Milankey

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    I do feel kinda dirty about it sometimes. But fuck knows it's hard for me to feel deviant.

    A couple weeks ago, I started doing incline DB fly's. Now THAT felt fucking naughty.
     
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    ive actually though about doing a little bit of db flys for rehab purposes.
     
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    I started doing them because whenever I miss a bench in a bad way (which is rare, but shit happens) the pec/delt tie in gets sore, and the incline fly's seem to train that area. Plus I wanted more volume. And it's just something I threw in at the end of pressing workouts when I'm doing face pulls, band pull-aparts, rear delt raises, kelso rows, etc.
     

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