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    Larry Allen's 43 reps @ 225 lbs.


    Did anyone see that yesterday, during the pro-bowl contests. I never thought 225 could look so light(without any bench shirt). Porter was pretty impressive too, getting 35 and he only weighs 250.

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    I think Tony Mandrich had the record until a few years ago at the scouting combine. 49 reps or something.
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    What did arnold do, 50 right
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    Plus those reps are about the most lame half assed reps I have ever seen.
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    My personal best was 29, but I have a cousin who got 42 at one time...he did it a lot though, so half of it was conditioning. Our 1RM's were about the same at the time we got different 225 rep maxes.

    I honestly don't know what that stupid 225 test has to do with anything in football though? lol.
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    I thought that was pretty dam impressive althought i've did it for 32 reps after my bench press workout.My workout was a pretty bangin session 2.Here is what i did 135 x 10,225 x 5,275 x 5,315 x 3, 365 x 1, 405 x 1,that's on the way up. On the way down 405 X 5, 395 x 4, 365 x 8, 315 x 18, 275 x 22, 225 x 32 .I agree with the guy above alot has to do with condition and also speed !!!!!! My workout buddy at the time was 180lbs and i could only out bench him by 15- 25lbs but when it came to reps 32 to 18 on 225!
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    Weird how it works, isn't it?
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    yes werid ! Does it have something to do with which type of muscle fiber u use fast twitch, and slow twitch.One for endurance, other for power ?
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    Honestly, after a weight you can do at least a good 6-8 reps, its my 'opinion' that having a good rythym will help you get more reps out. Then, add on top of that conditioning, technique, and yeah...genetix. Lots of factors...
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    remember this is after a season of being beat to hell for 16 weeks and some for longer. When do you think these guys are at their strongest at the begining or at the end of the season?
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    larry allen max benches like 700lbs, 225 is less than doing pushups for him, porters is more impressive given his body weight
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    700lbs? Where did you get that from? haha...I'd love to see him bench 700lbs Hint: We'd need an ambulance...
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    Quote Originally Posted by kwyckemynd00
    700lbs? Where did you get that from? haha...I'd love to see him bench 700lbs Hint: We'd need an ambulance...
    there is actually a video of him benching it you could probably google a bit and find it.
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    I'll have to see it to believe it...its been 'reported' he benched 700lbs RAW. He's a big boy though...325lbs.
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    I've seen the video, looks pretty legit. Kwyck, how much can you max? Doing 29 reps at 225# I'd guess around 500#?
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    Nah, at the time it was maybe ~405, didn't check though. Just a rough estimate...NO WAY near 500, hehhe.
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    I guess I'm fast twitch, because I can max 405 right now, and today I tried 225 for reps and got 18. I just gas, I don't think I could do 135 for 30.
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    Alot more to it than that...honestly, it was mostly getting the 'rythym' down that allowed me to do so many reps.

    For the most part, I'm actually really fast twitch. My working weight is usually considerably lower than my max weight, but, using a light weight for reps is kind of like jogging. If you get a good steady pace going, you'll go longer. My cousin did 42 reps, no kiddin, and he was maxing around 405 at the time. BUT, he was doing the 225 test every week for months on end. I did it after my worksets for like 3-4 weeks before I got that result, I started in the low 20s.

    Was mostly rythym...
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    I tend to grip the bar wide, outside of shoulder-width.. With a regular grip (shoulder width or maybe an inch out of) I can get 32 reps with 225.. Wider I get maybe a rep more due to the range of motion being shortened with that grip.. 100lb dumbbells I can get 22 reps, bu there's no standard for that one..
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    Yeah, I grip pretty wide, too....but, I'm 70" tall with a 75-76" wing span, so I kinda have to go a bit wide :|
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    Quote Originally Posted by kwyckemynd00
    I'll have to see it to believe it...its been 'reported' he benched 700lbs RAW. He's a big boy though...325lbs.
    700 shirted. not RAW. he's no mendleson. or nickw for that matter.
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    According to this, Larry Allen squats 850. I honestly don't know if it's anatomically possible for him to reach parallel by PL definitions.

    http://www.sportingnews.com/yourturn...ic.php?t=49808
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    Quote Originally Posted by Beelzebub
    700 shirted. not RAW. he's no mendleson. or nickw for that matter.
    That's what I'd believe, but there are 'reports' of him doing it raw...just google it. I still don't believe it.
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    yeah, you're right. it does say that **** all over google. i guarandamntee you that whoever wrote the article doesn't even know what RAW means. the pic is hard to tell but you can see a great arch with a belt on, generally typical of shirted benchers. a search for images is blank, lol. like you said, i call BS until i see it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by kwyckemynd00
    Alot more to it than that...honestly, it was mostly getting the 'rythym' down that allowed me to do so many reps.

    For the most part, I'm actually really fast twitch. My working weight is usually considerably lower than my max weight, but, using a light weight for reps is kind of like jogging. If you get a good steady pace going, you'll go longer. My cousin did 42 reps, no kiddin, and he was maxing around 405 at the time. BUT, he was doing the 225 test every week for months on end. I did it after my worksets for like 3-4 weeks before I got that result, I started in the low 20s.

    Was mostly rythym...
    Rythym huh, people have told me that before and I just did not buy it. I'm gonna concentrate on rythym, and do the 225 test once a week and see how many reps I can get in 2-3 months.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Beelzebub
    700 shirted. not RAW. he's no mendleson. or nickw for that matter.
    Definitely no Mendelson, who is nickw and what can he do raw?
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    NickW is on this board, he's our resident pro PLer and Designer Supplements team guy (??)-- he's got a vid of him doing something like 655 x 2 raw...just in a t-shirt.

    And yeah, I just found a groove and did the reps. To tell you the truth, when I did the 29 reps on 225 it was b/c I hurt my shoulder and didn't wanna go heavy. So, its possible I could have done more....and again, it was all rythym for me. My conditioning is HORRIBLE!
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    Oh, thanks. 655x2, good lord. I'll have to check his vid.
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    Quote Originally Posted by kwyckemynd00

    I honestly don't know what that stupid 225 test has to do with anything in football though? lol.
    Nothing ! It just gets GM's feeling good about the money they spent for an unproven rookie they just drafted

    If the guy can play then the game film will be all he needs.
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