So you want a bigger bench, huh? Here's the guy that can show you how.
Meet powerlifting phenomenon Jimmy Kolb. At just 23 years old, Jimmy has taken over the No. 1 ranking in Powerlifting USA and Powerlifting Watch. He weighs 220 pounds and he holds the squat-bench-deadlift world record of 2,410 pounds.
Some of Kolb's best-in-meet lifts include a 900-pound squat, 903-pound bench, and 700-pound deadlift. But he's just getting warmed up! Kolb aspires to break the 920-pound bench record and the all-time single-ply bench press record in coming months. His ultimate goal is to complete the 1,000-pound bench press in single-ply gear at his current weight.
Jimmy Kolb Benching 903 Pounds
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As a world-record bench presser, Jimmy Kolb is an expert on technique and training. Here, for the first time, he shares his top-secret program to increase bench press power. Use his formula for a stronger bench!
Take 1-2 days off between days 2 and 3 for adequate recovery.
Main Movement: Barbell Bench PressSee below for sets and reps
Add weight until you reach 80-85% of your 1RM.
Once there, perform 3 sets of 2 reps at 80-85% of your max.
Then, do 2-3 singles at 90-95% of your max.
- See below for sets and reps
Do triples or doubles on all heavy sets, working up to 90-95% of 1RM. Once you're at a working weight, use the reverse band method. So, you'll work up to a weight that's heavier than your max. If the volume is too great, do singles.
Assistance Work for Squat/Deadlift
Pick One Main movement for the Day
Pick 4-5 Upper-back Movements
3-4 sets of 6-12 reps