Training Update - Bench Press – Jim Wendler

Training Update - Bench Press


Training Update - Bench Press

I've been making some good progress on the upper body lifts (press and bench press).  Of course, many of the gains are me just regaining the loss of strength I had the last year/year and a half prior to surgery and after the surgery.  But still, it feels good to make a few strides forward, even if you've been there before.  Nothing has really changed with the basic training:  The only thing I've done in this training cycle is to push the assistance work for higher reps. So instead of 5 sets of 10 reps, I've moved it to 5 sets of 20 reps.  Another 6 week cycle with a small twist. The meat of the program would look something like this: Bench Press - 5/3/1 sets and reps, singles if strong Press - 5 sets of 20 reps DB Rows - 5 sets of 20 reps The last few weeks I've been able to set 3 Post Surgery PR's in the bench press and press.  And few things can compare to pushing for a PR and getting it.  

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