Adena wrote:My normal routine is as follows: First I do bench, then J & Presses, then dumbbell presses, then dips, then push-ups. That's it. I train bench in the 3-5 rep range, all the rest in about 8-12 rep range.
This weekend was the first time I tried using bands. So on Sunday I did bench for 5 rep sets, then lightened the load and did a few sets of four reps with bands, then dumbbell presses, dips, and push-ups like normal. I've been told negatives help a lot, but I can't always count on having a good spotter.
I looked back in your log, you are doing a lot of assistance and not so much actual bench. Maybe just cut out the assistance, up the volume on the bench, cut back the weight on the bench and build up some momentum with linear progression? Also if you can work on technique that is allways good.