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. #241

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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.
    No it's not.

  2. #242
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    Hell yeah! Hell no!
    I said 1.5 - 2 x my bodyweight. Personal best is 410 but I weigh 240. Ain't no way I'm gettin up to 480.

    Also, isn't how much can you bench a lot like playing liars poker?
    :happy:

  3. #243
    Using Donkey Guard to Sniffz Your Feetz

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    BW 245, bench 345 so not quite 1.5 but it's enough for me. The body relies on so much more than your pecs for punching strength. I incresed my power significantly by concentrateing on form and improving my core strength. A strong core help tranfer power from your legs up to your arms. Knock out caliber punches start in the legs.

  4. #244

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    i weight between 155-160 and bench 1rm is 242 so not much

  5. #245

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    PB was 400...never could break that...I wanted the magical 405...I stopped benching long ago...I exclusively do incline presses now....my best on that's been 360...haven't gone for max in a while, just maintaining.

    Weights at 270-275...about 20% bf, though...fat ass...lol

    One day I'll bench again...I'm gonna make 405, grow a 12 inch dick (10? why stop short), grab me a supermodel and join MMA.tv...

  6. #246

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    My best bench was 5kg off bodyweight and that was for 8 reps so my 1RM was probably bodyweight. At the moment I can just about do one hand pressups, gotta count for something.

  7. #247

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    I max 325lbs. @ 175lbs., pushing toward 350. I lift 275lbs. for 8-10 reps. I've been lifting for years, though; since I was 17. I'm 30 now. I ran track for about 14 years, so I can squat a Navigator. Peace.

  8. #248
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    I'm not a very good bencher; @ 155 I can max about 200. After about 4 years I've not really been able to break that, but I'm skinny and don't take supplements. I've been repping my bodyweight for a whole and I've been unable to get through the plateau.
    Tough is not how you act, tough is how you train.

  9. #249
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    FB: Ever consider partials and some dynamic effort? It helped me blast a plat I had been stuck at for about 1-2 years.
    "Emevas,
    You're a scrapper, I like that."-Ronin69

  10. #250
    GIJoe6186 like boys, mainly his brother supporting member
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    If your skinny eat more? It sucks but I'm pretty sure its the only way.

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