As a self-coached athlete, Vincent Dizenzo held an all-time world record in the bench press and was a top ten ranked lifter for over a decade. He has benched 600 or more raw in three different weight classes and has a 900 equipped bench to his credit. Now Vincent is focused on becoming a more fit version of himself. With his undertaking of Operation Be Less Fat, Vincent has lost over 100 pounds. Through this journey, he continues to provide invaluable advice on training, nutrition, and conditioning.
A few weeks ago I blogged about how I was mistakenly looking for a one-size-fits-all approach to dealing with my injuries, and my circumstances are different. But with the help of four friends (and my wife), we came up with a BAMF program. Here it is.
It’s been more than a year since I last competed (not counting the unsanctioned and unseasonable non-invitational last December) and announced that I would be taking a step back from chasing the biggest bench possible.
What does everyone want? A bigger bench press of course. Let’s face it—people don’t walk up to you and ask, “So what do you curl?” Everyone wants to know how much you can bench. Well, I can bench press a lot, and I’m going to share some tips with you.
Triples in the shirt is hands down the best exercise to increase your bench. What sucks is that they are hard as shit to master. They need to be completed on one breath. I don't know how many times I have told lifters to do this exercise. But what I usually hear from the lifter is, "why?" Because I said so, that is why!