I've also got a question for you bench press experts. Im trying to really build my chest. But I'm trying to do it without a lot of weight because I don't have a spotter. I can do 135 really well with good form.
What I've been trying lately is this:
135 BP 3x8
Then in between those sets do incline bench press of 95 x 8
I don't exactly know what I'm doing. I'm just trying make sure I feel it in my titties the next day. I'm trying to build the muscle through reps not so much weight. But it's strange because sometimes I feel like I'll do this routine to where I won't be able to rep it anymore. But then when I finished a workout I can pull off a set of push ups and I'll think to myself what the hell?
It you really want mass, you should do less reps, more weight. Think 6-8 range. Now you'll need to increase calories and protein too if you really want more muscle.
Don't be afraid of not having a spot. Try using a smith machine both incline and decline. Biscuit and I also set up a flat bench in the power rack the other day. Helps to work on powering through the up motion without the fear of death.