How much can you bench press?

Discussion in 'Sports' started by Concept, Jul 16, 2002.

  1. mustangGT90210

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    That was a pretty good article. I never put 2 and 2 together on the dumbells, so I've learned something. It took me a long time just to get to 155, you're doing fine for just starting!

    Glad to see that muscles healing up well. The thread you started on what had to be done made my arm hurt just to read it. That was some gnarly stuff :nervous:
    :lol:

    If he makes daughters as well as he lifts, he could be in for a pretty fun life when she hits her teens... Scare them teens! I wouldn't mess with someone's daughter who could kill me with one arm
     
  2. Pako

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    :lol: You guys are funny. Thanks for remarks. This past Monday was my first day back in the gym where I didn't really notice any substantial pain. Incline bench went good, dumb bells went good (went up to 100's for an 8 rep set) and really didn't notice any tendon fatigue until I went to cable flys, and even then, I was a lot better than 4 weeks ago when I first got back to the gym. I'm hoping I continue to progress and heal up. The hardest thing is getting the bicep to learn how to engage again. There seems to be part of the bicep head that's still not hooking up properly but it's getting better....

    :cheers:
     
  3. slidesquad#1

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    Haven't posted here in forever!
    Reached a PB on flat bench this week. 120kg, which is about 260 lbs I think? I'm happy with that seeing I weigh about 85 kg (187lbs?). Actually I'm stoked. 120 has been a target for a long time now.
     
  4. Encyclopedia

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    My personal best is now 70kg, about 154 lbs. Nothing much but slowly improving. :) I weigh about 78kg.
     
  5. mustangGT90210

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    Put up a new max today...

    190!

    Hardest thing I've ever done in my life, I sware.
     
  6. mazdaman

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    My max used to be 215ibs but it really does'nt matter any more because i have'nt worked out in 6 months. But im going back at the challenge with it in february so it's going to be tough for me wish me luck guys.
     
  7. mustangGT90210

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    Good luck! Don't let the suck keep you away in the beginning
     
  8. Bones Brigade

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    3x6 @ 215
     
  9. mazdaman

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    Well,I have started and things are going great.
     
  10. Encyclopedia

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    Well I just managed 160lbs the other days. Slowly but surely increasing.
     
  11. mazdaman

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    Same here
     
  12. Der Alta

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    I did a brutal, fast chest workout yesteday. I'm now training side by side with a BB'er who's aiming for his pro card. Which means the workouts are a tad more intense than anything I've done before.

    Last night, was simple fast and easy. Flat Bench, 10 sets of 10 reps of 135lbs. It wasn't until I hit the 6th set that I started failing on the 10 reps. At which point, I'd let the bar rest on my chest for a few seconds, then push it up. I'd get my rest in while he was doing his set. I managed all 100 reps, finally, but the last 30 were brutal.

    I'm feeling it this morning.
     
  13. ExigeEvan

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    Isn't that German volume training?
     
  14. Der Alta

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    Not sure what it is called. Other than I know it works. I've been sore for two days.
     
  15. Pako

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    This past Monday was the first day back doing bench that it almost felt normal. Managed a 6 rep set at 315. 4 on my own with a couple forced reps with my spotter. Dumbbell Press and Flys are getting better also. I have a lot better left arm control then before. There is still pain on any major supernate (sp?) type of lifts as I seems my wrist is taking the longest to gain it's strength back. Hope to get up to 315 for a 10 rep set. Don't know if I will train for really heavy weight again, as joints and such are just starting to heal up, but a 10 rep set at 315 would be cool to achieve.

    Until the next update....
     
  16. colby1

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    max bench press 235 pounds
    max bench press 235 pounds

    weight: 150 pounds

    height: Is about 5 foot 8
     
  17. cullenand

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    Age: 15 Height: 6'1". Weight: 245. Max Bench: 275

    Edit: My bad guys, I accidentally put 375 instead of 275 and just realized it. I wish I could bench 375.
     
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  18. Bigbazz

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    When i was 18 weighed around 13stone (180lbs ish, 7 years ago) i used to go to the gym a lot and could bench about 90kg (not sets though!), but i could never do that now, id imagine around the region of 60kg would do me, perhaps a little more.

    Most of the guys I went to the gym with back then were on steroids, most of them could lift a lot more and were a lot bigger, I never had any interest in that.


    To the above guy, you realise that 375lbs is 170kg, no 15 year old is capable of that. Unless of course you are pumping yourself full of steroids, are a genetic freak, eat and sleep constantly whilst winning weight lifting competitions worldwide.
     
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  19. PiRacingChamp

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    Allot of chest-beating (not that you would understand).
     
  20. Michael88

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    A single time? I don't know, bench pressing weights a single time is a waste of energy with no training effect, I bench press dumbbells (I don't have a training partner) 8 reps 3 stints. And thats exactly 233 lbs.

    And I'm 22, 6'2'' 195 lbs.
     
  21. Raygt5

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    I agree with you. I would guess some of these "bench press" numbers are being done on a smith machine, which as most people know does not count.
     
  22. Matteume

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    Height - 165 cm (~5'4")
    Weight - 66,5 - 67,5 kg (~147 lbs)
    Bench - 127,5 kg (~281 lbs)

    A little something I did today at the gym. :)

     
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  23. Villain

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    Keep your back straight on that row! :p Hahaha - good work! You're one mighty dude!
     
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    Planet Fitness is the worst.

     
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  27. ROAD_DOGG33J

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    There's another p word that can be used there.

    Here's a real gym
     
  28. Matteume

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    Hahaha well thank you! :)
     
  29. ENTERSANDMAN13

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    I just bench pressed a golf club!! Wooooohoo
     
  30. Half Ton Teen

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    Weight: 125 lbs
    Bench: 200 (Max)