Paused Bench Press is tough. It’s definitely a specific skill requiring practice and building strength specifically in the lift. Today’s mission was to work up to a top Triple @9-10 RPE, and manage volume through Rep Drops.
Hopefully with some dedicated work I can get to the seemingly lofty 210 I’d like to hit in a Meet.
I’m going to work my non-competitive lifts in a linear progression type fashion, so I checked my last BTN session, added a few lbs, and went after it.
- 100×7 Video over on Instagram
Managing my volume here with Load Drops, i.e. take 95% off the bar from the top lift and repeat the same reps until I can’t get them.
Really not a fan of this lift. My shoulder doesn’t seem to like it much and it’s hard to find a groove, but I need the chest work, so I use mostly Weighted Dips and Incline for that.
- 157.5×3 (Yes I carry micro plates in my bag)
No one in the gym this morning, so I took my time and got good quality work in.