1/12/2012 1:32am, #1
Bullshido weightlifting semantics?
(Yes, it seems like internet week for the busy pilgrim.)
So, this might be a rather silly question, but I had this rather:OpenMouth:discussion at the gym yesterday.
Might be a German thing, but to me, if I bench press 50 kg,
that means I put 50 kilos on EACH SIDE of the bar.
Not that I put 25 kilos on each side of the bar.
That would be, well, to bench press 25 kilos.
So, are these flawed semantics my mistake, or was the other guy claiming to BP "a 100 kilos" just really a poser?
Because by that definition, I would be pretty close to the "magic 100", too.
1/12/2012 2:06am, #2
In competition, the "barbell" is what's lifted, not the plates.
So the weight is the total weight of the bar, the discs and the collars.
1/12/2012 2:36am, #3
Ah, thank you very much.
That means it was indeed my fault, not the other dude's.
Also, yay, 15 kilos more, and I can say "I am a real man". :D
1/12/2012 8:45am, #4
Total weight of bar, man.And lo, Kano looked down upon the field and saw the multitudes. Amongst them were the disciples of Uesheba who were greatly vexed at his sayings. And Kano spake: "Do not be concerned with the mote in thy neighbor's eye, when verily thou hast a massive stick in thine ass".
--Scrolls of Bujutsu: Chapter 5 vs 10-14.
1/12/2012 8:53am, #5
What they said! I'm not into kilos, but 225lbs is the bar plus 2, 45lb plates on each side. That was a big deal when I got to that ammount. The next big deal was when I got to 315lbs. Beause that is 3, 45lb plates on each side! Which just looks cool. 405 was my one time max, but it was ugly so I don't claim it.
Just converted 315 lbs to kilos which comes out to 143.18 which doesn't sound nearly as cool! So I'm keeping my lbs method!
1/12/2012 9:25am, #6
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- May 2011
Are we talking one rep? or how many? By the way 143 kilo is fucking cool...
I have the same problem with inches .. 20 Cm sounds much better than 8 inches..(we are talking width here..so we are clear..)
1/12/2012 9:59am, #7
1/12/2012 1:13pm, #8
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My bench has always sucked for some reason (probably the pinched nerve in my neck)--my lifetime max is 245, but my DL is 485. Go figure. (Was, anyway, **** I've gotten out of shape since I started commuting).
Of course, there's this issue with bench press numbers: the exercise goes from touching the chest to lockout, without assistance. It does not start three inches above the chest and get rowed up by your partner.
1/12/2012 6:21pm, #9
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1/12/2012 9:26pm, #10
Well, we probably have different body compositions as well! I've been learning lately that I'm not the average size person on this site! I'm 6 ft, 235lbs.
Now days I work more functional strength, pullups, pushups, dips, and squats. With my martial arts training. But my uncle did challenge me to bench over Christmas and I benched 315 pretty easily.