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    thinking of getting into powerlifting


    hey all...im seriously wondering about getting into competitions...namely benching...i'm around 170 and cutting...when i was 155 i was maxing 330 (according to calculators) and repping 275...i have horrible knees and was wondering what the competition would look like for ppl in my weight class in benching

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    150 and maxing 330? That's pretty damn good!

    How tall are you? You would do extremely well in your weight class.
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    Yeah...I'm no agriculturalist but that sounds pretty good. You may need to be very well-rounded though (including squatting and DLs which sucks for your knees)....but I know nothing about PLing
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    thanks guys

    hopefully i can get some info as to how benching contest go and what competitions are like...very excited just thinking about it
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rage (SoCal)
    Yeah...I'm no agriculturalist but that sounds pretty good. You may need to be very well-rounded though (including squatting and DLs which sucks for your knees)....but I know nothing about PLing
    squatting and deadlifting are bad for your knees ONLY if you don't know what you're doing.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Beelzebub
    squatting and deadlifting are bad for your knees ONLY if you don't know what you're doing.
    if only everyone knew that
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    Quote Originally Posted by touchdownthirty
    hey all...im seriously wondering about getting into competitions...namely benching...i'm around 170 and cutting...when i was 155 i was maxing 330 (according to calculators) and repping 275...i have horrible knees and was wondering what the competition would look like for ppl in my weight class in benching

    when was the last time you benched and what is your max?
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    Quote Originally Posted by touchdownthirty
    hey all...im seriously wondering about getting into competitions...namely benching...i'm around 170 and cutting...when i was 155 i was maxing 330 (according to calculators) and repping 275...i have horrible knees and was wondering what the competition would look like for ppl in my weight class in benching

    Max rep calculators are a bad way to calculate your max because they totally disregard your own personal fast/slow fiber ratio. I used to rely on those calculators when I was in high school, and it never worked: always off by at least 20lbs.

    To put it simply, you can't do it until you do it.
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    the rep calculator put me at 638 nickw better watch out.
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    Quote Originally Posted by guyfromkop2
    when was the last time you benched and what is your max?
    i havent let myself max for about 4 months now...i look at it as my reward...last time i benched it was 245x6, 255x6, 265x6

    on lower reps (which i like a lot better) it looks like 260x3, 270x3, 280x3
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    How did you perform your max? bounced, touch and go, paused at chest?
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    Quote Originally Posted by nobady
    How did you perform your max? bounced, touch and go, paused at chest?
    benching in pling meets is paused, it's a lot easier when you have a shirt on, but most guys when doing lower reps pause all there reps
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    Quote Originally Posted by touchdownthirty
    i havent let myself max for about 4 months now...i look at it as my reward...last time i benched it was 245x6, 255x6, 265x6

    on lower reps (which i like a lot better) it looks like 260x3, 270x3, 280x3

    did you actually do these? or is it from the rep calculator
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    Quote Originally Posted by guyfromkop2
    did you actually do these? or is it from the rep calculator

    i actually did this

    however they were all touch and go...i've realized that's something im gonna have to definitely change though
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    Quote Originally Posted by touchdownthirty
    i actually did this

    however they were all touch and go...i've realized that's something im gonna have to definitely change though

    if you plan on competing raw find out what your pause bench is
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    thx guys i appreciate it all
  

  
 

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