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Offline theholygideons

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How much can you bench press?
« on: July 27, 2013, 02:46:11 AM »
Do you even lift?

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Re: How much can you bench press?
«Reply #1 on: July 27, 2013, 02:59:45 AM »
 I want arms like madonna and Angelina Jolie put together. So I use 3 and 8 pound weights. My weight is 115 and I am 5'6 tall. Last time I benched was 2 years ago, at 75. max at 90. I am not used to that type of motion though, so I wouldn't even try benching over 30 lbs.

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Re: How much can you bench press?
«Reply #2 on: July 27, 2013, 03:36:28 AM »
Back in the day (by back in the day, I mean like a year ago), for track and basketball we had to go to the weight room like every other day.  

My max was my own body weight which was like 135.  Now I'm 137!

I hate benching man...  Actually I hate all working out in general.



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Not a year ago, two years ago...  I haven't stepped a foot in the weight room ever since the end of track season.  And I'm 6 feet.
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Re: How much can you bench press?
«Reply #3 on: July 27, 2013, 03:45:50 AM »
2 rps of 100kg, 4X10 rps of 55

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Re: How much can you bench press?
«Reply #4 on: July 27, 2013, 03:49:11 AM »
2 rps of 100kg, 4X10 rps of 55
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Re: How much can you bench press?
«Reply #5 on: July 27, 2013, 04:31:53 AM »
Around 275 pounds for five reps.

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Re: How much can you bench press?
«Reply #6 on: July 27, 2013, 02:57:22 PM »
About 420 pounds and about 20 years ago.

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Re: How much can you bench press?
«Reply #7 on: July 27, 2013, 03:11:08 PM »
About 420 pounds and about 20 years ago.
The thread topic asks how much each member can bench press, not how much they could two decades previously!

Personally, I can give no realistic figure since I have appeared before the bench in a court of law only once (and that as a witness).

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Re: How much can you bench press?
«Reply #8 on: July 27, 2013, 04:29:09 PM »
Last year I was in a weights class, and I ended up maxing at about 180, I could get a few reps in but not enough for the set written on the board. I am 5' 11 and about 155 lbs



Also if we can talk about years ago, when I was in the 4th grade I was a competitive gymnast and I would not doubt it that my strength to weight ratio was a lot better than it is now.
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Re: How much can you bench press?
«Reply #9 on: July 27, 2013, 04:40:15 PM »
The thread topic asks how much each member can bench press, not how much they could two decades previously!

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Re: How much can you bench press?
«Reply #10 on: July 27, 2013, 04:50:58 PM »
BOLLOX
Now there are two ways in which to take that as an answer here.

The first is that, since the thread topic is "How much can you bench press?" and that the question posed related specifically to the present rather than what anyone here might have been capable of bench pressing 20 years ago, it is in fact correct and reasonable to point this out in response to your post in which you specified what you could do 20 years ago but not what you can do now.

The second is that, if "BOLLOX" is, on the contrary, intended as a literal response to the question posed by the thread topic, one may assume that your bench press capability is equivalent to the weight of (presumably) a pair thereof so, whilst that does give at least some idea of your capability in this regard, it remains unspecific in weight terms, since bollocks(sp.) can and do vary considerably in weight from one bollocks owner to another, a fact of which one might assumed you already to be aware.

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Re: How much can you bench press?
«Reply #11 on: July 27, 2013, 04:57:03 PM »
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Re: How much can you bench press?
«Reply #12 on: July 27, 2013, 05:09:35 PM »
Now there are two ways in which to take that as an answer here.

No, there is only one way in which to take that.

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Re: How much can you bench press?
«Reply #13 on: July 27, 2013, 05:20:02 PM »
No, there is only one way in which to take that.
Au contraire, there are the two that I outlined above, though which of them applies in practice is a matter for you to decide, as far as I can tell!

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Re: How much can you bench press?
«Reply #14 on: July 28, 2013, 09:54:33 PM »
On incline 5 sets of 10*190 + 4 sets of 10*190 straight  benchpress

Nothing really spectacular coz I don't really want to get to bulky coz I don't want to be thinking about food all day long.

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Re: How much can you bench press?
«Reply #15 on: July 29, 2013, 11:08:16 PM »
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Re: How much can you bench press?
«Reply #16 on: August 02, 2013, 12:44:48 AM »
I do not more than 50kg on each side because I'm still young and I don't wanna stump my growth.

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Re: How much can you bench press?
«Reply #17 on: August 03, 2013, 01:22:31 AM »
I can bench press nothing. I am a scrawny weakling, and will probably stay that way. Lol.