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  • Any tips to help with sticking Point.

    Well into my second blast with DC training. beating log book really well on back, legs, biceps and triceps.

    Am stuck on chest, really struggling to beat previous workout numbers (even to match). History is a pec tear when I was 28 (now 45) and have benched up to 340 for reps in 20's. For example this morning, incline benched 230 for 17 Reps 10/4/3 and struggled do do this. Last workout was 230 for 18RP.

    In a cutting phase (working with Skip) so diet really clean.

    Would not be bothered if struggling with everything else, just this chest road block is shitting me.

    Any tips to break through plateaus like this???
    "if you don't stand for something, you'll fall for anything..."

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  • #2
    What are you other exercises for chest and their rep ranges? How about your triceps exercises?

    How long have you been blasting and how long have you been using incline bench (if that is the only thing you are struggling with)?
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    • #3
      ^ all good determining factors. also possibly change up the tempo of your reps.
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      • #4
        Have you asked your coach?...

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        • #5
          Originally posted by mentalflex View Post
          What are you other exercises for chest and their rep ranges? How about your triceps exercises?

          How long have you been blasting and how long have you been using incline bench (if that is the only thing you are struggling with)?
          This blast is about 7 weeks (getting close to end). Exercise rotation for chest is Incline, Decline smith machine and hammer press. Struggling on all of these. These are the same exercises I have used for the 2 blasts.

          Triceps exercises, reverse bench, close grip bench and one arm extensions. Beating log on all these.

          Any thoughts appreciated.
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          • #6
            Originally posted by homonunculus View Post
            Have you asked your coach?...

            -S
            Hi Scott, yep (only just asked) but interested in everyone elses experiences as well.
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            • #7
              Before I say anything, I think you should wait for Skip's response and work with that.
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              • #8
                Well if you are cutting it would make sense that you are starting to stall on strength gains.
                Heavy squats fix everything.

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by [email protected] View Post
                  Well if you are cutting it would make sense that you are starting to stall on strength gains.
                  If I'm correct, he just recently started with Skip. Just for reference, I've been prepping with Skip for 13 weeks and have lost NO strength, and have actually seen my strength increase on alot of lifts.....I don't think you hafta necessarily lose strength while dieting.....No, I'm not training in the 4-8 rep range, but in a higher rep range my strength has stayed very good.....


                  I honestly would look at your rep range. Just before prep I lowered my weights and upped the reps, anticipating that I would see a decline in strength. This never happened. I've been bombing away in that range and have seen my weights or reps go up fairly consistently, even if just a tiny bit. I think doing this helped me tremendously, even with my joints. It may be worth it to play with the range a bit and reset the weights. As your weight goes up, your reps may come down a bit, but force yourself to stay in a certain range and you may see increases.....just my take on it as this has worked for me.....
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                  • #10
                    I read your post as "benched 340 for 20" at first. lol
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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by RedSkull View Post
                      I read your post as "benched 340 for 20" at first. lol
                      Yeah I wish.
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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by steel1970 View Post
                        If I'm correct, he just recently started with Skip. Just for reference, I've been prepping with Skip for 13 weeks and have lost NO strength, and have actually seen my strength increase on alot of lifts.....I don't think you hafta necessarily lose strength while dieting.....No, I'm not training in the 4-8 rep range, but in a higher rep range my strength has stayed very good.....


                        I honestly would look at your rep range. Just before prep I lowered my weights and upped the reps, anticipating that I would see a decline in strength. This never happened. I've been bombing away in that range and have seen my weights or reps go up fairly consistently, even if just a tiny bit. I think doing this helped me tremendously, even with my joints. It may be worth it to play with the range a bit and reset the weights. As your weight goes up, your reps may come down a bit, but force yourself to stay in a certain range and you may see increases.....just my take on it as this has worked for me.....
                        Thanks for comments, Skip has given me some things to look at over next few weeks which I will try. Definitely gaining strength on other areas like back and legs so this is why chest was frustrating but as Skip pointed out you can overtrain one bodypart.
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