Brian Schwab currently has the highest all time total of 1930 at 148 and the third highest total of 2045 at 165. He was ranked number one in the 148 lb class for 6 consecutive years. He holds 10 Powerlifting world records, six of which are in the bench press, including the all time highest full meet bench of 565 at 148 and the highest full meet bench of 622 at 165, which is the 4th highest bench of all time in that weight class. His bench press program, which will be described in this DVD, can be used by both raw and shirted lifters. It uses his own combination of periodization, accommodating resistance, and various other powerlifting routines. It has been proven by Brian and the Orlando Barbell team to be an ideal program to promote continued improvement with low risk of overtraining and injury. The basic template has a max effort and corresponding raw repetition effort workout with a speed day only being performed once every 3 weeks. The other 2 weeks have been replaced by raw board work.
The methods provided in this DVD require that every exercise for every workout use training weights based off a percentage of your projected max. You will determine your goal weight. It is recommended that you use 25 to 50 lbs. over your current meet max.
This DVD is ideally meant to be watched on a week by week basis beginning 12 weeks out from a meet to give you a definitive plan to add a significant amount to your bench. The accompanying EBook can also be purchased to provide an easier method to follow and plan your routine.