View Poll Results: How much can you bench in relation to your body weight?

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  • <half

    15 4.30%
  • half to all body weight

    118 33.81%
  • body weight to bodyweight X 1.5

    160 45.85%
  • body weight X 1.5 to 2 x Bodyweight

    48 13.75%
  • 2 x Bodyweight to 2.5 x Body weight

    5 1.43%
  • >2.5 X body weight

    3 0.86%
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  1. #121

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    I don't go heavy on much anymore except for a few exercises in each muscle group. I am planning on increasing my bench and shoulder press though. I just want some more strength in those areas.

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    I'm wondering who is taking roids.... I'd like more of the size now than the strength, but I'm not about to start bodybuilding or juicing. Just gotta keep working hard.

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    No need to juice... I've never juiced and never will, and I have easy access to them should I choose to. I was tempted to cycle HGH last year, but fought the temptation.

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    If I was going to do anything, I'd do D-bol, for 1-2 cycles, but HGH, that's the scary stuff. I'd rather not have my heart explode.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AkiraMusashi
    Some people are just bp machines. I have long arms and long legs. My BP is alright. BP is no way to determine true power though as I believe. .

    That is true. I know many pple who bench more than me but have not FUNCTIONAL STRENGTH. Thats why I do both single and compbound lift. Also things like medicine ball work or kettlebells are good for that. I also schedule pushing our HMMWV (Hummer to you civies) down the motorpool to build functional strenght.
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    Due to long inactivity I should probably ammend my vote down one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Asia
    That is true. I know many pple who bench more than me but have not FUNCTIONAL STRENGTH. Thats why I do both single and compbound lift. Also things like medicine ball work or kettlebells are good for that. I also schedule pushing our HMMWV (Hummer to you civies) down the motorpool to build functional strenght.
    My younger brother's actually stationed out in Germany near where you're at. What unit are ya with out there Asia?

    And can't agree with you more on what you said. Ask them to overhead press 200 pounds and then see how well they do :thumbsup: I'm also tired of seeing the guys with the huge upper body development but the tiny chicken legs.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Koto_Ryu
    My younger brother's actually stationed out in Germany near where you're at. What unit are ya with out there Asia?

    And can't agree with you more on what you said. Ask them to overhead press 200 pounds and then see how well they do :thumbsup: I'm also tired of seeing the guys with the huge upper body development but the tiny chicken legs.
    Workout partner of a friend of mine (when I lifted regularly anyway) dislocated his shoulder at 225 military. Benched more than me at the time too.

    :qleft5: I was doing standing military for 10 reps with >185 at the time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dochter
    Workout partner of a friend of mine (when I lifted regularly anyway) dislocated his shoulder at 225 military. Benched more than me at the time too.

    :qleft5: I was doing standing military for 10 reps with >185 at the time.
    Pretty damn good. That's the way to do it :thumbsup: Brooks Kubik has a good little article here: http://www.brookskubik.com/tip19.html According to the old standards, you're pretty strong in their book which is a good thing :D

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    Arrg.... How'd he dislocate his shoulders? Was his spotter retarded? I generally do 140 4x5 for the Military Press, I bet I could do maybe 175 for a 1rm. 165lbs=BW. I DL'd 390 twice yesterday :-)

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