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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Thread: whaddya bench?

  1. #151

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    Hell yeah! Hell no!
    My best ever was 225x13 reps at 187lbs or 275 1 time. Bench was always my worst lift now I can only put up about 215 at 175lbs but now I have marial arts skills.

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    Let me know when you ladies can deadlift 400.

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    I can dead lift 400.
    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.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AkiraMusashi
    Let me know when you ladies can deadlift 400.
    Quote Originally Posted by Scrapper
    I can dead lift 400.
    BAH!

    CONAN AND "WEAK HULK" - SCRAPPER

    BULLYING HUMANS, AGAIN!!

    BAH!!

    HULK HERE TO BULLY YOU!

    LET ME KNOW WHEN YOU CAN DEADLIFT. . .OH. . .VENUS?!

    DEN YOU CALL HULK, AND HULK STILL SMASH!!!11!

    AAAARRRRGGGHHH!!


    Oh, and you guys have a wonderful afternoon!



    Mr T. Hulk, esq.

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    You must cease using hulk mannersisms untill you can explain my previous Emil Blonsky reference! My hulk is the Keown hulk! The best hulk!

    Scrapper is strongest one there is!

    (you won't like me when I'm angry!)
    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.

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    Meex is apparently able to alter the laws of gravity to indeed give Venus weight in space

    <-- Doing 400lb DL's at 171 lbs =-)

  7. #157

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    Ok best ever DL was 425x1and 315x14 best ever squat was 405x1 and 225x33 reps and that was to atleast paralell if not farther. Not to shabby for a tall skiny bastard if I do say so myself.

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    im terrible,,
    me 204 pounds
    maxed at 175 bench x 5

    btw do bicep muscles help in martial arts at all?
    someone once told me it can slow your jabs

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    A high-level TKD practitioner who had an M.A. in movement science (Seabourne maybe?) said that stronger biceps actually increase the power of your punches. Seems to make sense to me.

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    Wait.. what? Striking is primarily dependant upon your triceps, shoulders and forearms, chest and your core to some extent as well. Striking has similar motions to a bench Press so as a result these muscles are worked. Your biceps don't do squat unless you're pulling him off the ground to hit him again. No muscle is going to slow anything as long as it's trained through a proper ROM.


    Feel free to check up on this but I'm 95% sure the biceps are THE most useless muscle in the body as far as striking goes.

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