Breaking the Chest press plateau

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2004/02/20 02:33:57 (permalink)

Breaking the Chest press plateau

Hey ya guys,
been training for about 3 years now. I'm looking to increase my bench press any tips?

At the moment I can manage about 25kg either end ok for 12 reps. I can sometimes build up to 28-30 but I'd like to get to 35...
I'm bulking at the moment eating about 4-5 meals a day, 300grams of Carbs and about 100 grams of Protein, drinking lots of water and on creatine capsules...
Shall I try some power lifting...more weight lower reps, or more reps but with lower weight, try knocking out more reps on the 25kgs...?

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    RE: Breaking the Chest press plateau 2004/02/20 05:22:33 (permalink)
    What is your current routine? Include all your exercises and set/rep scheme.
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    RE: Breaking the Chest press plateau 2004/02/20 06:21:51 (permalink)
    Offhand doing that many reps isnt going to get you anywhere strength/size wise. Your protien intake is also low, I drink that a day with shakes. While you answer DerMalePhonkMan's questions and waiting for a responce read all the topics here from the past week and I bet your mind would be full of ideas. If your still lost we are all here waiting when you get back.
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    RE: Breaking the Chest press plateau 2004/02/20 15:32:21 (permalink)
    yep protein is too low really, especially as your 'bulking'. up your proein and your bench will go up.

    if you just do more reps at the same weight then really its just cardio. you need to push more weight to ultimately get stronger, id guess your just getting better endurance
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