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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. Sokaku is offline

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    10/21/2006 12:42pm


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    Is how much you can bench really that important for your punch by the way?
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    Posted On:
    10/21/2006 12:57pm

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    Being stronger certainly doesn't hurt.
    "Those who can make you believe absurdities, can make you commit atrocities." Voltaire.
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    Posted On:
    10/21/2006 1:04pm

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    Yikes! This is an old thread.



    That's 325 sometime last summer. Don't recall my BW at the time. Gonna say 160-ish, after some post-breakup depression (lost nearly 20 lbs).
    Last edited by sdave; 1/14/2007 3:20am at .
    Dave

    Quote Originally Posted by jnp
    That is exactly what I meant sdave. You are dead on, as usual.
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    10/21/2006 1:42pm


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    160 pounds ??? Are you serious?? Are you a dwarf or something? Just kidding, but from here you don't really look like someone whose weight is 160ish O_O. I admit that I have problems with pounds but seriously, I can't figure out how you could weight 160 ish pounds.

    And I was just wondering if benchpresses were really an indication of how strong your punches are.
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    Posted On:
    10/22/2006 10:05pm


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    They are not an indication of punching strength. TBK is right that being stronger doesn't hurt, but there are so many other factors and muscle groups involved in punching that your bench press is hardly a priority.

    If you join a boxing gym they won't send you to the bench all the time to get you hitting harder. They'll work on your form and get you hitting things.
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    10/29/2006 1:12pm


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    For competition it is better to use the most weight you can lift for 20 repetitions. For self defense it is better to be 300lbs of twisted steel because nobody will **** with you. Have fun fighting 6'8" guys at your next tourney however. I'm not tall at all.

    I do not bench press, but I do not skip the opportunity to test my max. Doing sets of 70 pushups from a variety of positions with speed and then jumping pushups and one-handed push with tucked elbow does well for my speed, endurance, and power. I weigh in at a manly 145.

    p.s. rocky marciano got his power throwing a medicine ball and hitting a 300 pound bag. I am not that crazy.
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    Posted On:
    10/29/2006 11:36pm


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    Quote Originally Posted by Nosurrender
    For competition it is better to use the most weight you can lift for 20 repetitions. For self defense it is better to be 300lbs of twisted steel because nobody will **** with you. Have fun fighting 6'8" guys at your next tourney however. I'm not tall at all.

    I do not bench press, but I do not skip the opportunity to test my max. Doing sets of 70 pushups from a variety of positions with speed and then jumping pushups and one-handed push with tucked elbow does well for my speed, endurance, and power. I weigh in at a manly 145.

    p.s. rocky marciano got his power throwing a medicine ball and hitting a 300 pound bag. I am not that crazy.
    What sort of competition are you talking about?

    I prefer to keep my bench weight high and the reps low like I do for most strength specific exercises. For me muscle/CV endurance is a whole nother routine.
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    Posted On:
    10/30/2006 3:58am


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    Quote Originally Posted by sdave
    Yikes! This is an old thread.



    That's 325 sometime last summer. Don't recall my BW at the time. Gonna say 160-ish, after some post-breakup loss of appetite.

    how short are you?
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    11/01/2006 11:15am

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    22 years old
    Weigh 138 lbs. Single-rep bench max is 235 lbs. Haven't tried to test my push-ups max recently, but breaking 100 isn't terribly hard for me.
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    Posted On:
    12/07/2006 9:08am

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    sets of 8-12 with 225. weigh 225. do a variety of real slow rep days and explosive(for strike power) lifting days. rather lift with dumbells over bar. this is my first post,
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