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How is this possible, assuming you made significant double press strength gains? Not doubting you; just scratching my head on why there's no carryover.
If you had said the opposite, that you made one-arm press gains that didn't carry over to the double press, then I'd suspect a technique issue (for example, maybe you didn't get stronger but learned to cheat the bell up by turning it into a semi-bent press. And with double bells you couldn't do that.)
Maybe there's something to the double press that I don' know about?
I don't know, I'm just saying that in my case I waa able to press a beast for a single. I did phases one and two of "Strong" and made my way up to a double 44 kg press for a single.
I then attempted a beast press and it was a no-go!
It eventually did come back when I incorporated more single arm presses.
In my case I assume specificity was needed.
I mean no disrespect but I think sometimes folks don't appreciate single bell work with regards to pressing. I find I get just as strong from a single bell, possibly due to the extended time under tension......however it is not my intention to stir up scientific arguments or the like, just sharing some experiences.