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. #161

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    hey akira, i follow
    i've been thinkin the same thing
    in pretty much every sport, biceps are useless
    especially in striking, larger biceps = limited flexibility
    but at the same time, it's the same muslce that makes the chicks go nutz
    sorry guys, chicks > martial arts, in my book

  2. #162

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    Hell yeah! Hell no!
    Yeah strong biceps are good for pulling....like grappling
    Striking=pushing and hips
    Big bi's are more to impress other dudes

  3. #163
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    Quote Originally Posted by Scrapper
    You must cease using hulk mannersisms untill you can explain my previous Emil Blonsky reference!
    BAH!

    HUMAN (FAKE) HULK!

    YOU KNOW (REAL) HULK CANNOT READ!

    BLONSKY? BANNER (TRYING TO GET OUT) SAY DAT
    IS DA IDIOT WHO TRY TO STEAL FROM BANNER!!

    BAH! HULK NOT CARE ABOUT STOOPID BL- - WHA??
    *Banner inside Hulk's head*

    STOOPID BANNER SAY BLONSKY IS ABOMINATION!

    BAH! HULK SMASH DAT FAKE HULK, TOO!!!!11!!!!!

    Quote Originally Posted by Scrapper
    My hulk is the Keown hulk! The best hulk!
    Scrapper is strongest one there is!
    SCRAPPER NOT ONLY WEAK. . .HIM UGLY - UGG- LEE!

    WHEN YOU MORE SCARY LOOKING DEN HULK, DAT IS UGG-LEE!
    Quote Originally Posted by Scrapper
    (you won't like me when I'm angry!)
    HULK WAS BEING NICE TO PUNY SCRAPPER. . .

    BUT USING DAVID (TV) BANNER QUOTE SHOULD GET NEG REP

    LUCKY HULK FINGER TOO BIG TO PUSH DAT BUTTON!

    AAARRGGHH!!


    Thank you kindly for your time and consideration,



    Mr T. Hulk, esq.

  4. #164
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    Quote Originally Posted by AkiraMusashi
    Meex is apparently able to alter the laws of gravity to indeed give Venus weight in space
    BAH!

    NOT IN SPACE, STOOPID CONAN!!

    HULK PUSH VENUS TO JUPITER FOR YOU. . .

    DEN, SEE IF STUPID CONAN

    AND UGLY FAKE HULK

    CAN DEADLIFT IT.

    SEE?

    HULK KNOW YOU NOT OF SUFFICIENT MASS

    TO DEADLIFT PLANET ALONE, LIKE HULK!!1

    STOOPID BANNER GET OUT OF HULK MOUTH!

    AAAARRRRGGHH!!!


    Gentlemen, have a stimulating, and fruitful evening.



    Mr T. Hulk, esq.

  5. #165

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    Hell yeah! Hell no!
    Before my accident, 1RM@ 185.5kg (408lbs). Since then I've been working back up. Right now it's about 7x130kg (286lbs). One great thing about going to the gym in the People's Republic is that they've got no shortage of spotters with government jobs ready to help out.

  6. #166

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    Hell yeah! Hell no!
    My chest isn't great but I have good form and huge arms - in high school I was benching 380lbs when I weighted in at 200lbs.

    Many shoulder injuries and multiple years off serious weight training and I can still get 300lbs up but I'm not doing reps with it like I was in HS (current weight 220lbs).

  7. #167

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    Hell yeah! Hell no!
    Best ever was 275lbs . Technique plays a huge role in maximizing your 1RM. Arch your back, pull the weight down with your arms tucked, pulling it down closer to your stomach, pause, lift up, driving with your legs and flare your elbows as you lock out.
    Last edited by The Train; 3/25/2005 6:47pm at .

  8. #168
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    Hell yeah! Hell no!
    I was repping with 150lbs last night. Phear me.

  9. #169

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    Hell yeah! Hell no!
    While I'm not quite as strong as I once was due to age and a serious accident a couple years ago, I can still press 240, about 20 pounds more than My body weight.

  10. #170

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    Hell yeah! Hell no!
    Best ever on free weights was 1x at 248 pounds (stopped before getting that last 2 pounds on!!). I always do a pyramid scheme, doing a warm set, then push max weight possible, then drop down while increasing reps each time.

    I lifted on and off (mostly on) from my teens into my late 30's. I actually hit the max in my late 30's, managing to hit a new high each time I started in again. (maybe I just wasn't trying enough in my 20's??).

    I've weighed a constant 165 for a long time. I only lift low 200's on a machine at the gym now. I could probably do the same with free weights if I spent a couple weeks practicing again...

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