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Like everything else these days, the emphasis in bodybuilding, powerlifting, and other sports is on the new, unusual, and distinct. Unfortunately, many very beneficial theories have become passé due to the swing towards modern training methods.
While leafing through an old workout manual, I chanced upon a routine that was used at . . .
The last upper body exercise is weighted dips, done in the same manner as the DB bench presses.
This program is done on Monday and Friday. Finish the Monday workout with squats, and the Friday workout with deadlifts. On Wednesday do Incline Bench Presses, Dumbbell Bench Presses and Dips, all for 4 to 8 sets of 3 reps. In all you'll be training three days per week.
You will only be doing squats once weekly and deadlifts once weekly, but remember, this is a specialization program for increasing the bench press, and it's only for two or three weeks.
Obviously you're going to have to put all your effort into the forced reps bench presses. These are the key to the entire routine and if done properly will give your bench press a big lift.
This also solves the time factor problem as you can return to the more conventional training style with little loss (and perhaps some gain) on the two big lifts.
At the end of the Sixties, quite a few of the powerlift records, if not most of them, were held by California lifters and many used this training technique. Bill Witting . . .