RE: Revised 3x8 routine
personally, i hate the bench press, and i really like the dips. if you don't think 3x8 is enough, which it probably wont be, then weight your self down, that is what i meant in the first place but just assumed that you would take it to mean weighted dips. sorry for the confusion.
DMPM, i didn't read the new bit, must have missed it when i replyed last night. either way, 8 reps should be ok, but providing they are controlled and ther is a definite pause in betwen reps to maintain form concentration.