Written and popularized by Redditor Matt Disbrow (aka /u/mdisbrow) – the Deathbench program is a disciple of the “if you want a bigger bench press, bench more” church.
There are two versions here: original and taper (to help with meet preparation). Both are 10 week bench press programs with 2 workouts per week.
Matt has stated that he originally intended Deathbench to be run by athletes that bench 315lbs or more, but has seen progress made by an athlete benching 275 (for example). There is no magic number, but if you’re benching below 315 you might be better off with a 3x weekly bench program (e.g. Greg Nuckols 28 Programs).
If you’d like to donate to Matt, his PayPal address is mdisbrow85[at]gmail.com.
Original Deathbench Spreadsheet
“Taper Version” Deathbench Spreadsheet
- August 24, 2020
- I updated the spreadsheets to allow for lb (5) or kg (2.5) rounding.