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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. KentckyFriedRat is offline

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    Posted On:
    10/09/2004 9:20am


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    Hell yeah! Hell no!
    The bench press is the worst of all the compound exercise movements. If at all possible never use it.
  2. KhorneliusPraxx

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    Posted On:
    10/10/2004 12:17am


     

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    Hell yeah! Hell no!
    Why?
  3. Liffguard is offline
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    Posted On:
    10/11/2004 11:43am

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    Hell yeah! Hell no!
    I don't know what these stats are in pounds but I weigh 67kg and do 4 sets of 6 reps at 75kg.

    Edit: Scratch that, up to 80kg.
    Last edited by Liffguard; 12/05/2004 6:23am at .
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  4. Dochter is offline

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    Posted On:
    10/11/2004 12:13pm

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    Hell yeah! Hell no!
    Originally posted by KentckyFriedRat
    The bench press is the worst of all the compound exercise movements. If at all possible never use it.
    You had to vote low huh?
  5. Can Chaser is offline
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    Posted On:
    10/11/2004 12:45pm

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    Originally posted by KentckyFriedRat
    The bench press is the worst of all the compound exercise movements. If at all possible never use it.
    I don't believe you unless you can convince me. Sounds kinda farfetched. :-P

    As of 2 months ago, 180 @ 165. Now, though with being laid up and crap, I'm probably closer to 175-180 and might be able to bench 150.
  6. erictbrown1 is offline

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    Posted On:
    10/12/2004 1:14pm


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    Hell yeah! Hell no!
    360 pounds at 240 pound body weight.
  7. KentckyFriedRat is offline

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    Posted On:
    10/15/2004 11:13am


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    Hell yeah! Hell no!
    I can't tell you how much I bench, because I don't.
  8. Red Elvis is offline
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    Posted On:
    10/16/2004 6:06pm

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    When I last seriously lifted I benched 220lbs twice at a weight of 135lbs (1.6x bodyweight). That was after about 4 months of lifting with weight gainers and creatine. I got injured sparring and have never gotten back into it. F-en weight gainers didn't help though. I get strong but never heavier. WTF???
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  9. Dochter is offline

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    Posted On:
    10/16/2004 8:49pm

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    What were you taking, how much and how many calories were you taking in?

    Also what sort of rep scheme were you using?
  10. KhorneliusPraxx

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    10/16/2004 10:10pm


     

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    Quote Originally Posted by RedElvis
    When I last seriously lifted I benched 220lbs twice at a weight of 135lbs (1.6x bodyweight). That was after about 4 months of lifting with weight gainers and creatine. I got injured sparring and have never gotten back into it. F-en weight gainers didn't help though. I get strong but never heavier. WTF???
    This is the first time I have ever heard somebody complain about having a great strength to weight ratio.
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