Bench is just a bitch of a lift for some of us.
I did 7x140kg in deadlift the other day, and my 1RM is 167.5kg, but bench my 1RM is 84kg. I saw a guy who is nowhere near my deadlifts do way more than me in bench today. It's kinda sad.
My bench is continually improving, just at a much lower rate. My military press is also low. So for some reason my upper body is just way behind my lower body lifts.
I actually never even train bench. In crossfit we don't do it often and it doesn't help me in weightlifting either. Just pr'd it once to know where I stand in those lifting standards.
Hope this helps. Good luck.
Only way to know is to try something for a month or so, if it don't work then ditch it and try something else.
Military press is awful. It just is. You don't see progress as soon as with other lifts, at least I don't.
With the military, I'm finding that using a slightly lower weight for more reps works pretty well. I'll often add some singles after my heaviest multiple-rep lift. It's fascinating how little weight alters when I can do it for multiple reps, and when I simply can't get the weight up once.
I'm too embarrassed to post my old lady numbers here. You rock, little lady.
Female, 5'3", 49, Starting weight: 163lbs. Current weight: 135 (more or less).
Starting squat: 45lbs. Current squat: 170 x 3. Current Deadlift: 220 x 3
Last edited by toscamulder; 09-29-2013 at 10:29 AM.
I recorded a lift yesterday, any experts here able to give me some tips/teach me what to improve on? I learned the movement from the interwebz so I have to be sure not to learn something completely wrong (:
Barbell Snatch with Unknown using Ubersense