Well, I only got a 4 rep max on the bench press this week while aiming for a 5RM:
Out of all the 4 major barbell lifts that I do, the bench press benefits most from a little bit of psyching up and aggression. At least for me. I'll inject more of this next week when I attempt 5 reps again.
Other than that, my lower back seems to be aching more than normal, so I might "de-load" this week. We'll see.
Anyway, try this out:
And listen to and watch these:
- Interview with Captain Kirk by Paul Carter
- Deadlift Technique: How to Take the Tension Out of the Bar by Eric Cressey