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  1. Quote Originally Posted by stillnatural View Post
    225 bench press at 133 is awesome. Keep at it and by the time your at 150 you'll get 300. I've hit 347 at 175 at a usapl meet I have a video on YouTube but I can't links on here.
    Problem is, the heavier you get, the worse that power to weight ratio becomes. You don't see many 300lb'ers benching 600lbs or more. As you pack on weight, you tend to have diminishing returns.

    This is also why the strongest strongmen are usually 250-275lbs max. The super heavies are generally not as strong in power-to-weight ratios as the slightly lighter guys.


  2. double body weight bench is good, a little harder to achieve the heavier you get but most gym rats cannot bench double their bodyweight.
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  3. Quote Originally Posted by GeraldNY181 View Post
    double body weight bench is good, a little harder to achieve the heavier you get but most gym rats cannot bench double their bodyweight.
    3x Dead lift and 2.5-3x squat are harder to come by in my region...I see people with big benches here a lot...but damn they can't do a proper FULL ROM squat or any kind of pull (sumo, conventional, arched back, hitching and sad attempts) that is close to decent numbers.
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  4. true dat....it is a given that gym rats cant squat or pull for crap haha

  5. Quote Originally Posted by GeraldNY181 View Post
    true dat....it is a given that gym rats cant squat or pull for crap haha
    I ended a friendship (free intercourse kind) with a girl for calling me a gym rat...because I lift at 6am and she is barely going to bed at that time she called me that...I had to end it :/ I am a respectable powerlifter of the iron game...and not a gym rat '
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  6. good for you, I did competitive powerlifting for about 5 years...it lays a great foundation for all training.

  7. Quote Originally Posted by GeraldNY181 View Post
    good for you, I did competitive powerlifting for about 5 years...it lays a great foundation for all training.
    Strength training, all around , not only focusing on the 1RM or total (Thanks to Rodja for explaining this to me) is the best base one can get IMO. Good stuff to see someone else also agrees with us !
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  8. To each his own. I never bench more then 135

  9. Quote Originally Posted by Pypp View Post
    To each his own. I never bench more then 135
    That some sort of joke..?

  10. Quote Originally Posted by fueledpassion View Post

    That some sort of joke..?
    Nope. I've always been training high repetition medium weight. Once my routine gets easy ill add another excersisd for that muscle group. Never tried to bench more then 205 ever.

  11. you just went from never benching more than 135 to never benching more than 205. contradiction much?

  12. Quote Originally Posted by OnionKnight View Post
    you just went from never benching more than 135 to never benching more than 205. contradiction much?
    Yeah I tried 205 twice. So I guess I don't always bench 135...

  13. Quote Originally Posted by Pypp View Post

    Yeah I tried 205 twice. So I guess I don't always bench 135...
    I just got 215x1 twice in my last ME session :3
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  14. Quote Originally Posted by Pypp View Post
    Nope. I've always been training high repetition medium weight. Once my routine gets easy ill add another excersisd for that muscle group. Never tried to bench more then 205 ever.
    There will come a point in time, if you desire to see increasing gains in size and strength, that you'll have to radically adjust your training regimen and schedule from what it is. I do not believe doing the same thing day in and out will be as benefitial as proposing new styles, exercises, paces etc to the the muscles every 6-8 weeks.

  15. Quote Originally Posted by Pypp View Post
    Nope. I've always been training high repetition medium weight. Once my routine gets easy ill add another excersisd for that muscle group. Never tried to bench more then 205 ever.
    This leaves very little room for progression and 135 is an absurdly low weight to use for any sort of working set unless you're 120lbs or a chick.
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  16. Quote Originally Posted by Rodja View Post

    This leaves very little room for progression and 135 is an absurdly low weight to use for any sort of working set unless you're 120lbs or a chick.
    Actually just hit 200 lbs the other day. How much reps does a chest workout for you have?

  17. Quote Originally Posted by Pypp View Post
    Actually just hit 200 lbs the other day. How much reps does a chest workout for you have?
    I don't train my chest; I train my bench and the number of reps in a given session doesn't tell you much of the story.
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  18. Quote Originally Posted by Rodja View Post

    I don't train my chest; I train my bench and the number of reps in a given session doesn't tell you much of the story.
    When your aesthetic as **** and a fitness model benching 135 3x15 doing 250-350 reps of chest on chest day then you'll see my point. Weight is just a number homie

  19. Quote Originally Posted by Pypp View Post

    When your aesthetic as **** and a fitness model benching 135 3x15 doing 250-350 reps of chest on chest day then you'll see my point. Weight is just a number homie
    so is bf %. training to have a low bf is easy. benching 400lbs+ like rodja is fukin hard

  20. Quote Originally Posted by OnionKnight View Post
    so is bf %. training to have a low bf is easy. benching 400lbs+ like rodja is fukin hard
    Yeah really! I take pride in my 300lb bench! It doesnt come with ease to train with control and strength.

  21. Quote Originally Posted by Pypp View Post
    When your aesthetic as **** and a fitness model benching 135 3x15 doing 250-350 reps of chest on chest day then you'll see my point. Weight is just a number homie
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  22. Quote Originally Posted by Pypp View Post

    When your aesthetic as **** and a fitness model benching 135 3x15 doing 250-350 reps of chest on chest day then you'll see my point. Weight is just a number homie
    Don't get your panties in a knot, homie.
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  23. I haven't benched for strength in a long while. I use it at the end of some chest sessions so I don't have to lift much weight but still utilize the lift.

    Looking to start back up, perhaps toiling with some powerlifting routines.
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  24. Quote Originally Posted by OnionKnight View Post

    so is bf %. training to have a low bf is easy. benching 400lbs+ like rodja is fukin hard
    Yeah if I didn't have a torn nerve and rotator cuff I could climb up weight. Like I said to each his own, and maintaining 7% and under year round ain't easy. You try it for a month or 2

  25. Quote Originally Posted by Pypp View Post
    Yeah if I didn't have a torn nerve and rotator cuff I could climb up weight. Like I said to each his own, and maintaining 7% and under year round ain't easy. You try it for a month or 2
    This is true...if I wanted to stay the same weight I am today. But to walk around at 7% year round would likely mean that I'm also considerably smaller than I am now, and certainly not as strong.
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