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    Best PL Programs For Bench?

    In between programs right now

    Just finished a great run of 8x3 twice a week for about 3 months but programming has stopped working it's magic. Time for new stimulus.

    What are some good powerlifting programs out there (tested and true) that are specifically capable of yielding good bench gains?

    Thinking of Texas, Sheiko, Smolov, etc.

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    Some favor the bench press more than others, each has pros and cons.

    Alan Thrall did a great series a month or so ago in which he discusses the most common PL programs (he only speaks to those he's run himself)

    Part 1: Starting Strength/StrongLifts, Texas Method, 5/3/1

    Part 2: The Juggernaut Method, SuperSquats

    Part 3: The Cube Method, Olympic Weightlifting Program
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    Nble suggested great PL programs.

    I would add Smolov Bench Routine, and of course Sheiko.

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    My bench program

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    Cube predator I have seen work well for a few guys.
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    What is it about the bench press that makes me feel vulnerable when performing this movement? I can load up the bar with plates in the squat rack and I'm excited and ready to get under the bar. Same with deadlifts, not at all intimidated to try and pull the floor up, but when benching, I get nervous thinking I'm gonna fuking tear something or just Fuk the lift up.
    "The weight teaches you"

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    Quote Originally Posted by Seeker View Post
    What is it about the bench press that makes me feel vulnerable when performing this movement? I can load up the bar with plates in the squat rack and I'm excited and ready to get under the bar. Same with deadlifts, not at all intimidated to try and pull the floor up, but when benching, I get nervous thinking I'm gonna fuking tear something or just Fuk the lift up.
    Are you a tall guy Seek? I have a 78" reach and feel the same way you do...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Seeker View Post
    What is it about the bench press that makes me feel vulnerable when performing this movement? I can load up the bar with plates in the squat rack and I'm excited and ready to get under the bar. Same with deadlifts, not at all intimidated to try and pull the floor up, but when benching, I get nervous thinking I'm gonna fuking tear something or just Fuk the lift up.
    U need to make love to the bench press. Take your time. Talk to her. Compliment her. Caress her. Then ****ing destroy that whore!!!!!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by ECKSRATED View Post
    U need to make love to the bench press. Take your time. Talk to her. Compliment her. Caress her. Then ****ing destroy that whore!!!!!!
    I should put that on a t shirt.
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    Quote Originally Posted by automatonDan View Post
    Are you a tall guy Seek? I have a 78" reach and feel the same way you do...
    Not really. 6'ft. Never really measured my reach but my arms are definitely not short
    "The weight teaches you"

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    Quote Originally Posted by ECKSRATED View Post
    U need to make love to the bench press. Take your time. Talk to her. Compliment her. Caress her. Then ****ing destroy that whore!!!!!!
    Lol dude, haha damn.
    "The weight teaches you"

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    Have u been injured before from benching seek?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Seeker View Post
    What is it about the bench press that makes me feel vulnerable when performing this movement? I can load up the bar with plates in the squat rack and I'm excited and ready to get under the bar. Same with deadlifts, not at all intimidated to try and pull the floor up, but when benching, I get nervous thinking I'm gonna fuking tear something or just Fuk the lift up.
    I'm with ya Seek. This is me to the tee. Something about those plates just intimidates me. I don't think it is an uncommon thing. I have other guys I train with that have the same issue.
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