benching 4 plates
- 02-23-2009, 10:26 PM
benching 4 plates
i am currently benching around 350 and am 5 11 225 pounds. i have real good genetics . at one point i was benching up around close to 350 then stopped working out and went down to like 300 and now have been lifting for a few months and back up there. I was wondering how long with consistent working out hard it would take to get up to 405 (4 plates).
- 02-23-2009, 10:32 PM
Depends on a whole lot on how you train and how you eat when you start pushing those kinds of numbers but I don't see 8-10 months too much of a stretch if all things are done well(this is minus outside supplemental help). It can be done a bit faster but your chance of injury goes up too.
02-23-2009, 11:54 PM
I grew up through highschool thinking 300 was godly.... Now after being here for a few months, I feel 300 is nothing... long story short, I'm ****ing weak right now lmao.
02-24-2009, 12:13 AM
I would say it took me probably a year to move from 365 to 395. But my weight has also flucuated multiple times and as of now I am 27 lbs lighter then when I first benched 365. I am going for 405 in about 2 weeks but am not sure how its gonna go as I've lost about 5 more lbs (199) since I did 395 a few weeks ago.
02-24-2009, 12:15 AM
Wow not sure why I got so long winded there. Short answer, I would say a year if you don't diet and do a good strength based program.
02-24-2009, 01:00 AM
I will probably get flamed for this, but you can add 50+ lbs. to your bench in 3-4 months if you do a radically focused bench routine. Look into things like Sheiko or workouts where you bench 4-6 times per week. That much repetition in the 80-95% range for 2-5 reps will really get you dialed in and you will make amazing gains. The first time I ever went from 365 to 405 was from a 4 month program of benching 6 x per week. Not sustainable, but a good way to break a plateau.
02-24-2009, 01:09 AM
02-24-2009, 09:46 AM
How old are you? I went from about 275 to 335 a few years back in about 6-8 months. I'm a few years older now and I think it would be hard for me to make gains like that again without a little help.
02-24-2009, 11:54 AM
Once you get their your only gonna want more anyway!
All i used to want to do is bench 135, then I did and thought 135 was weak, I wanted 225, then I got it and I kinda think thats weak now, so I wanted 275 and got that, but now it doesn't seem like much, I want 315 - see were this is going?
Either way, push your self for it, eat, sleep, and train correctly and it will come.
02-24-2009, 10:13 PM
02-24-2009, 10:14 PM
02-24-2009, 10:23 PM
Its really hard to say man, gains come in weird streaks sometimes. I was stuck at a 405 max for almost a year but then I started training with some different people in September and I just hit a paused 445 a couple weeks ago. If you surround yourself with the right people and the right program 405 will come quick. Im the same height as you but my weight is 5 pounds heavier normally so Im guessing we have relatively the same body structure. If thats the case I would suggest pushing your upper back work and your tricep work to reach your goals.
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02-24-2009, 11:47 PM
02-25-2009, 08:18 AM
Fishoil - it will help save your joints and reduce any inflammation.
Something with Caffeine - will give your training a little kick
Muscle Pharm Rep
02-25-2009, 06:48 PM
Ive made my most gains benching every six days, mixing up 5x5's and definitely some rest-pause training. that got me up to 455lbs weighing 215lbs
03-03-2009, 03:56 AM
03-03-2009, 11:21 AM
03-03-2009, 02:37 PM
**** my goal is still 315... id be way over that thought probably if i would just stick to my damn workouts and quit losing motivation!
03-04-2009, 10:07 PM
I just got 375 locked out for one and then almost for 2 but I needed a bit of help. I dont think its would be considered a 1RM though because I did 235x10 and 315x10 first.
I was still wicked happy, its a new personal record for me.
03-06-2009, 04:55 AM
You may have "good" genetics, but 350 1RM is probably average for 225...
I think you can do better, but I think you are working against yourself in two ways. You said you are benching twice a week. Unless one of those days is a light day and the other is a heavy day, you are probably doing more harm than good here, you need to give your chest time to recover and repair.
Also, cutting and trying to gain mass, naturally? You can do it when you first start working out with newbie gains, but eventually the progress is so slow you are better off just deciding on one to focus on. Bottom line, you will make way better strength (ie - bench) and mass gains when you are NOT cutting.
03-06-2009, 07:05 AM
Where would it stop??!!
When I got to benching 1,00000lbs I figured I'd just quite the game, as I was too scary to eat out in public
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