Written by Team Juggernaut
When training for a big raw bench it’s easy to become overwhelmed by information, most of it misinformation, on how to improve your bench press. Three things I have found that are foolproof for a big bench press
•Focus on each muscle and develop them to build your bench. Pecs, triceps, deltoids, lats all play a role in a big bench, if any of those are weak you are going to lose maximum poundage.
•Don’t always try to max out. Too many times the quest for a new PR is actually a setback. Give yourself 3-4 weeks in between max attempts, this gives your body time to heal, and grow since the last attempt.
•Don’t think that flat barbell presses are the only way to improve your flat bench. A solid bench routine should include incline and to a lesser degree declines, and my favorite seated and standing Military presses. Look at the big benchers from years past and most all of them had dominant overhead presses, it’s just something a lot of guys have gotten away from. You start getting strong overhead and I guarantee your bench jumps up to match!