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    Yeah for good shape in the pecs its not about weight

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    Quote Originally Posted by hman85 View Post
    Yeah for good shape in the pecs its not about weight
    Exactly, it's quality that counts, not quantity
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    Ya but when you have both, your just that much better
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    Quote Originally Posted by ITHURTZ View Post
    Ya but when you have both, your just that much better
    as long as you have proper form
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    Quote Originally Posted by ITHURTZ View Post
    Ya but when you have both, your just that much better
    Definitely. I just don't want to see people completely focusing on strength. When this is the focus then TUT and proper techniques are thrown out the window. This usually happens with newbies who want to impress everyone and their momma at the gym . . . I was one of those guys when I was 17-20
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    In my last dream, I benched a little over 500lbs.... But that didn't count..... It was only a dream!
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    We might as well be asking everyone what their penis size is. Only the gifted, or wild exaggerators are gonna post on this one.
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    Quote Originally Posted by fatsuperman View Post
    We might as well be asking everyone what their penis size is. Only the gifted, or wild exaggerators are gonna post on this one.
    LOL, when someone says they have a 12 incher, I'm gonna assume they mean 12 centimeters
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    Quote Originally Posted by fatsuperman View Post
    We might as well be asking everyone what their penis size is. Only the gifted, or wild exaggerators are gonna post on this one.
    I posted honestly. I take your post to mean that you are ashamed of your bench press weight. Oh well. I won't hold it against you.
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    Last time I maxed flat bench was winter of 05' and that was 385 @ 190~195ish lbs,I dont really remember. I havent maxed since then or done much with barbells, alot of DB.

    Spring 07' on incline bench I did 365 for 1 rep @ 181lbs
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    It's very interesting....All these guys at 180-190 doing 375 lbs...I don't know many people that even have a 315. BTW, I did 315x1 at 187. Now I do like 265. Man enough to admit it.
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    It's the internet man...Comes with the territory but you get the same thing in person as well. Everyone is a combat veteran who has killed a platoon of people. they all have fought MMA, have a black belt in ten different disciplines and have been shot, stabbed and still kicked ass.

    Take it for what it is and roll with it
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jayhawkk View Post
    It's the internet man...Comes with the territory but you get the same thing in person as well. Everyone is a combat veteran who has killed a platoon of people. they all have fought MMA, have a black belt in ten different disciplines and have been shot, stabbed and still kicked ass.

    Take it for what it is and roll with it
    lol you're right. the only one people fool when they give fake stats its them self. Like when you get a new training part ner and you go to drink water and get back and he said he did his 10 reps already and you saw that he only did like 6. He only fools him self . i dont gain or losse anything if he does more or less reps.
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    for the record i bench 390 x2.
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    I can bench pi. Think about that!
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    hmm Joe Mazza America's best bench presser pound for pound at 165lbs he got just over 400lbs. and 615lbs at 165lbs with bench shirt. Like what was said above, take whatever numbers people are throwing around with a grain of salt. Once you get over 1.5x your body weight you typically need a lot of exercise background and/or supplemention, a great diet, experienced / certified lifting partners / coaches(Unless you are a rare freak of nature).

    Not a day goes by where I do not see horrible techniques being preformed in the weight room as well. I have guys come up to me and say they benched "330 lbs." when I just saw them lower the weight 1 and 1/2 inches down and press that whole 1 and 1/2 inches back up or else the more typical bounce technique you see in lots of people lifting weight that is too heavy for them. Some of these techniques can be useful in improving your maximal output, but should not be considered a maxout by any means (ie. overloaded half reps to get through a sticking point in a certain point of your range of motion).

    That being said a maximal lift is a controlled lift brought down to touch chest with a short pause at chest 2-3 seconds then a press of the weight to full *******. No BS bouncing weight half way up or only bringing weight down half way. A nice clean, raw press is the only way to accurately judge your maximal potiental.

    I have no idea where my maximal is now, but I currently can do 225lbs x 12 @ 150lbs.

    I have pressed 325lbs @ about 170lbs before. My goal has been and may always being getting 2x my body weight with a raw flat bench press.

    about 5'8 , wide frame, clean diet (but high cal intake lately) , ~8% body fat, mid-20s, 8 years lifting experience, degree in Exercise Science (Main professor was Professional Bodybuilder), Supplements: Essential fats, Multi-Vitamin, Anabolic Pump, TNA, Shock Therapy preworkout with added Aminos, just started RPM preworkout as well and love it.
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    That's why I say just ignore what people say. If someone benches 330 pounds and only lowers it by 2 inches how does it effect you and your accomplishments? I've seen people that do nothing but curls and they, to my standard, are screwed up but they are in the gym and having a good time and more often than not, look great. to each their own if they want to say they barbell curl 225 standing.
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    i can only do 5 @ 230 but wait for it..............i weigh 235

    going down to touch my chest at least. Plenty of guys at my gym go higher but wouldn't get any closer then 6 or 7 inches or so to their chest. i dont think that really counts.
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    Wait wait, but what about Power Factor trainees!!! They only lower that sht 3 inches!!!
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    5'11 188lbs
    265lbs, i rarely do flat bench, I just work db's most of the time.
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    Bench is actually a sore subject for me as well.

    im 5-7, 200lbs. I usually do 185, 205, 225 when i hit the gym. I maxed 265lbs for 2 last year.

    This is def one of the area's i want to improve this year, and im on my way there!
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    Pfff - all by myself I do 115, that's including the bar. I know I know don't start trying to get into my pants, I'm taken!
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    I WAS at 250. but wow i cant hit crap anymore. i have like 195 barley. even tho im 15 i need like 235. this summer is gonna be boot camp for me
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    See i'd think more of the guys on here could bench more. In High School we'd have out yearly "lift-a-thon" or whatever u wanna call it for the bench press. Most everyone weighing 180+ could bench around the 300lb mark. We had a guy weighing 160 and some change do 315. This is all with sub par diets and training aimed at strength gaining.

    Now granted some of the guys form werent great 6 down pause and push, more like 3 down mini bounce and push but stil. Goin into my senoir year weighing 190 @ about 20%bf i put up 275 w/ a horrible diet, just post workout weight gainer and creatine. After I got my diet dialed in along with my weight triaining (~ 1 full year) I weighd about 160 i think @ 8~10%bf and put up 300. Maybe I just have it when it comes to bench, but I think alot of these numbers are legit
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    Quote Originally Posted by Distilled Water View Post
    See i'd think more of the guys on here could bench more. In High School we'd have out yearly "lift-a-thon" or whatever u wanna call it for the bench press. Most everyone weighing 180+ could bench around the 300lb mark. We had a guy weighing 160 and some change do 315. This is all with sub par diets and training aimed at strength gaining.

    Now granted some of the guys form werent great 6 down pause and push, more like 3 down mini bounce and push but stil. Goin into my senoir year weighing 190 @ about 20%bf i put up 275 w/ a horrible diet, just post workout weight gainer and creatine. After I got my diet dialed in along with my weight triaining (~ 1 full year) I weighd about 160 i think @ 8~10%bf and put up 300. Maybe I just have it when it comes to bench, but I think alot of these numbers are legit
    WOW! dare i say it u yanks are a helluva lot stronger then the aussie boys. Seriously there was one guy at my school, massive rugby guy, who could bench 315 when he was 16 and he was miles ahead of everyone else. i saw another guy do about 450 when he was 19 but he was heavily into roids by that stage.

    My powerlifter buddy did full squat 725lbs at 21. That is quite impressive....he weighs 340.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Australian made View Post
    WOW! dare i say it u yanks are a helluva lot stronger then the aussie boys. Seriously there was one guy at my school, massive rugby guy, who could bench 315 when he was 16 and he was miles ahead of everyone else. i saw another guy do about 450 when he was 19 but he was heavily into roids by that stage.

    My powerlifter buddy did full squat 725lbs at 21. That is quite impressive....he weighs 340.
    LOL, I think 2 or 3 of the guys in HS were on somthing but the 160 and some change kid was all natural for sure(close friend) He was just that guy when it came to athletics, whole family was like that. Maybe our strength program for bench was alot better than I thought?????
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    The only sub-200 pound guys in high schools i've been to that could press over 315 were either genetic freaks or on some chemicals. You must be in a special high school if everyone on your team was under 200 pounds and lifting over 300. Not that it matters really
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    Sorry jay I didnt mean to say we had alot of guys under 200 that pressed 300+, but there were maybe 8 or 9. I ment us starters. The only starters that didnt were the QB and the WR's i think, more than likley the DB's also. But we did have one gentic freak, i think he has a tryout with an NFL or AFL team comming up soon to BTW
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    Quote Originally Posted by bLacKjAck. View Post
    375x1 @ 190 Bodyweight.

    Did this yesterday.
    6ft 2in.

    I am back down to about 345 @ 195 Body weight. This is according to reps. That is about to jump back up REAL soon though ....lift weight and bod. weight.
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    Best ever was 330lbs for 6 reps weighing 190lbs....years ago.

    I've been out of the gym for over 6 months now due to shoulder and back problems. When I get back to training, the bar will to heavy enough I'm sure. LOL
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    According to some, we only use 20-30% of our muscular output capabilities. By that standard, if we all had the optimum neurological training (i.e. strict strength training as opposed to bodybuilding) we could do alot more with the body weight we have. A lot of the muscle growth involved in bodybuilding is capillaries, sarcoplasm, and mitochondria, which equate to alot of size but very little strength. The myofibrillar elements are trained too, but not in the same way that strict strength trainers do.

    In short, I could see where someone might say that bodybuilders should be able to lift more than they actually do. Perhaps the aforementioned high school team used a very good strength training program. Don't forget that men like Eugen Sandow used to be able to lift over 400 lbs. over their head with one arm (on lifts like the side press) at a less than freakish bodyweight.
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    im 6 2

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    186 8 percent body fat

    max at like 245... 240 somethin like that... i aint maxed in a skinny minute but im strongest on the soccer and track teams... and like 4th strongest on the football team...(we suck at football) hahaha
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    505 raw touch n go on my last winter bulk, was at a bw of 248.

    Hopefully this winter i can go 525. We shall see.
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    Hella impressive right there.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Iron Warrior View Post
    LOL, when someone says they have a 12 incher, I'm gonna assume they mean 12 centimeters
    No I'm a legit 12''. I do start the measurment from my buthole though.lol
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    man, i haven't maxed in years...I didnt realize people were still interested in it. here's my working weights from today...

    225 x 10
    265 x 8
    295 x 7
    315 x 4 (help on last one)

    I'm 6'4...225 lbs. I think I'm doin alright...although I do often wonder the max out point.
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    It's better to calculate max 1 rep bench than to try and see where it is. I've hurt myself more times than I can count in trying to do just that. My last injury was trying to impress people with a 315 seated press.
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    315@155 Paused, is the biggest gym bench. Thats was with a big arch, touching low, and alot of leg drive. I have hit 275@160+ last summer with no arch, and no leg drive.So there you go. Mark
  

  
 

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