Larry Allen's 43 reps @ 225 lbs.
02-12-2006 04:24 PM
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.
02-12-2006 04:59 PM
I think Tony Mandrich had the record until a few years ago at the scouting combine. 49 reps or something.
02-12-2006 05:11 PM
What did arnold do, 50 right
02-12-2006 05:16 PM
Plus those reps are about the most lame half assed reps I have ever seen.
02-12-2006 05:53 PM
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.
02-12-2006 06:44 PM
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!
02-12-2006 06:47 PM
Weird how it works, isn't it?
02-12-2006 07:36 PM
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 ?
02-12-2006 09:39 PM
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...
02-12-2006 09:49 PM
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?
02-13-2006 02:32 AM
larry allen max benches like 700lbs, 225 is less than doing pushups for him, porters is more impressive given his body weight
02-13-2006 02:57 AM
700lbs? Where did you get that from? haha...I'd love to see him bench 700lbs Hint: We'd need an ambulance...
02-13-2006 03:11 AM
there is actually a video of him benching it you could probably google a bit and find it.
Originally Posted by kwyckemynd00
02-13-2006 03:54 AM
I'll have to see it to believe it...its been 'reported' he benched 700lbs RAW. He's a big boy though...325lbs.
02-13-2006 08:11 AM
I've seen the video, looks pretty legit. Kwyck, how much can you max? Doing 29 reps at 225# I'd guess around 500#?
02-13-2006 07:59 PM
Nah, at the time it was maybe ~405, didn't check though. Just a rough estimate...NO WAY near 500, hehhe.
02-13-2006 08:12 PM
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.
02-13-2006 09:27 PM
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...
02-13-2006 09:46 PM
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..
02-13-2006 09:55 PM
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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