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      08-23-2016, 12:29 PM   #12
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Originally Posted by csu87 View Post
youd be amazed how much your frame fills out once you get to the 200+ range. Im 5-9 as well, I used to never think I could get to 200+ and look good still, but at 205, I could put on another 10lbs before I think it would look ridiculous. I was always around 180 +/- 5lbs until I really started going for size and strength in my training vs maintaining.

my current bench workouts consist of warmup sets 10 reps @ 135 , 10 reps @ 225 (~60%), 6 reps @ 295 (~80%) and then sets of 3 at 85%, 90%, 95%, 90% when im going heavy.

The 5 sets of 5 plan i told you about is using around 85%

My typical Chest Day workout is

Above Set configuration for Flat, Decline and Incline Barbell Bench
Dumbell Close Flat and Incline Press - 4 sets of 6
Dumbell Flys - 4 sets of 8
Cable Flys Out, Up, Down - 4 sets of 8
Dips - 4 sets of 8
Tris - 2 different workouts (usually one being close grip barbell bench) - 4 sets of 8
Bis - 4 sets of 8

There are a ton of workout regimen out there and a ton of different exercises. You have to just experiment with them and see which your body reacts better to. Some guys do better with high weight, low rep and some vice versa. Also need to see how well you can recover to determine frequency and duration. You want to be sore, but not so sore you cant move and it takes days to recover.
Pretty good old are you?