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tsi.psi
12-07-2004, 07:57 PM
weigh 155 .. up to 2 plates a side on the thinner bar about 5 times..

calgarygts
12-20-2004, 03:27 PM
Best ever was 315lbs for one. Touching my chest too. I weighed about 165lbs at the time. Now I'm 185 and can only do about 280ish for one. looks like i'm going the wrong way...

r7
12-30-2004, 01:37 PM
wow, there is so many great lifts here? maybe some pics to back it up...

89coupe
06-01-2005, 11:50 AM
245lbs for 4 sets of 5. Its my regular routine. Haven't tried doing a max in awhile. Last time I tried was 315lbs. This is all free weight. No machines, no smith, just the bar, the weights and me ;)

I currently weigh in at 190lbs. Trying to lean up again. I work out at World Health at North Hill. I'm no HULK...LOL

I have a friend who can do 5 plates a side like butter. Of course he's 6' 5 and 300lbs.:eek:

Sasuke_Kensai
06-01-2005, 12:14 PM
Honest claim here! 155, 5'11". I can do a measly 130 5 times. Working out for one year now. Been going up very slowly lately. :( I think I try to increase too fast at certain times and thus use bad form.

My max 1 rep is...145? Never tried going higher, if I fail to press a weight, I may end up dying if it's a weight that's too heavy for me to even escape (at home, no spotter). I almost die every week, but I've become very adept at escaping. I also find it very hard to concentrate on the muscles in bench press like in any other exercise. I know I can often do more, but the muscles...just seem lazy and inactivated.

~Leah~
06-01-2005, 12:19 PM
Okay is there a reason this old thread got dug up and we now have 2 BS bench press things going? :closed:

BumpinTalon
06-01-2005, 12:31 PM
Originally posted by Sasuke_Kensai
Honest claim here! 155, 5'11". I can do a measly 130 5 times. Working out for one year now. Been going up very slowly lately. :( I think I try to increase too fast at certain times and thus use bad form.

My max 1 rep is...145? Never tried going higher, if I fail to press a weight, I may end up dying if it's a weight that's too heavy for me to even escape (at home, no spotter). I almost die every week, but I've become very adept at escaping. I also find it very hard to concentrate on the muscles in bench press like in any other exercise. I know I can often do more, but the muscles...just seem lazy and inactivated.

then work your front deltoids and triceps, switch it from doin the bar to dumbells to work the stabilizing muscles, etc. I got my bench up 20 pounds in a month by changing it up like that.

RAGINGHULK
06-01-2005, 07:13 PM
Who is 89Coupe. I train at North Hill World Health and there's only 1 guy who bench's that much and he's one of my best friend's but he's a FAR cry from 6'5. Plus, he doesn't do it like butter.

Oh well.

Raginghulk

Dooms_Bane
06-01-2005, 07:17 PM
now now
20
5'10"
115 pounds

bench 90 x4
WOOP WOOP go skin and bone boy

89coupe
06-02-2005, 07:14 AM
No, Im 89coupe, I said my buddy can do this. I'm not sure where he is training these days. He runs Rockymountain hoists. I've never seen anyone at North Hill do that much, ever.

What time/days do you work out there?


Originally posted by RAGINGHULK
Who is 89Coupe. I train at North Hill World Health and there's only 1 guy who bench's that much and he's one of my best friend's but he's a FAR cry from 6'5. Plus, he doesn't do it like butter.

Oh well.

Raginghulk

lastprodigy
06-02-2005, 11:33 AM
so how much shoudl around you be able to bench relative to your body weight?

BumpinTalon
06-03-2005, 08:10 AM
I think its something like your body weight 8 times... but I weigh 170lbs now and still can only bench 125 8 times. :(

USED
06-03-2005, 08:32 AM
6'4", 225 lbs... 115lb dumbells for 8.:whocares:

1-Bar
06-03-2005, 10:26 AM
I think as your body mass increases, it becomes more difficult to bench that equivalent mass.....

1-Cent
06-03-2005, 10:10 PM
Originally posted by 1-Bar
I think as your body mass increases, it becomes more difficult to bench that equivalent mass.....

Other way around unless by mass increase you mean fat.

Generally you are "fit" if you can bench your own weight, if you don't work out much you won't be able to but it doesn't take long to get that far.

It really depends on your style of lifting too, I was more of a bodybuilder in my late teens-into 20's, now I'm heading more towards powerlifing and strongman which involve very different movements and techniques.

Lot of bullshit flying around here though lol

BumpinTalon
06-03-2005, 10:14 PM
Originally posted by 1-Cent


Lot of bullshit flying around here though lol

consider what we're talking about and where we are talking about it
bodybuilding has a ton of bullshit that flies around all the time
and this is the internet, so all shit flying is multiplied a thousandfold
...that makes for a LOT of bullshit.

1-Cent
06-05-2005, 05:44 PM
Originally posted by BumpinTalon


consider what we're talking about and where we are talking about it
bodybuilding has a ton of bullshit that flies around all the time
and this is the internet, so all shit flying is multiplied a thousandfold
...that makes for a LOT of bullshit.

Oh i understand completely bro, its unavoidable on the net that people bs. Which is mainly why I chose not to post my lifts, i'd be labeled quickly lol I just like lending advice, we all have to start somewhere, no one really gave me advice coming up and I wasted alot of time.

BloodBaneZXY
06-05-2005, 05:48 PM
lol, most of the claims just involve the bencher going down an inch or two doing bench press hiccups, while the spotter does heavy upright rows..

1-Bar
06-05-2005, 11:55 PM
Originally posted by 1-Cent


Other way around unless by mass increase you mean fat.

Generally you are "fit" if you can bench your own weight, if you don't work out much you won't be able to but it doesn't take long to get that far.


fat/muscle....if you increase fat, its obvious why you'd be lacking in strength. If you increase your muscle mass, sure you gain more potential, but you got to remember you have to feed that muscle properly with plenty of o2/nutrients, which is limited by the body.....sure you can be 400lbs of pure muscle, but the stength difference between a 375lbs of similiar characteristics is much more suttle then lets say 150lbs vs. 175lbs individual.....

Wildcat
06-06-2005, 10:26 PM
^better to be fat than calorie deficient i say.

1-Bar
06-06-2005, 10:47 PM
yeah for sure!!

89coupe
06-07-2005, 12:44 PM
So you work out at World Health in North Hill? What do you look like?

I work out there 4 days a week.


Originally posted by RAGINGHULK
I figured there's enough guys on here that can answer that question HONESTLY!!!!
I'm at 305 right now for a max single and 225 for 16.
That's my best so far this year.

RAGINGHULK

Kirbs17
06-08-2005, 04:40 PM
Originally posted by Marsh

How did you injure your shoulder playing soccer?

Threw it out on a throw in.... put a little too much into it then i should, never let it heal properly yadda yadda

VW-Crazy
06-17-2005, 09:28 AM
I'm 220 lbs, and i max ope rep at 305 right now, and do 4 sets of 8reps at 225lbs. Free weight bench press. I've been working out for 1 month straight 4 days on 3 days off. and the last time i worked out was 5 months ago.

TheBenzo
07-21-2005, 01:03 PM
Update: I have lost 88lbs in 9 months.. My bench sucks (290) and curl sucks (80/arm) But I would definitely trade it again. Being thinner and a bit less powerful is ok with me.