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    Quote Originally Posted by biggfly View Post
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    It certainly isn't. But given the weights are in beginner / intermediate range, hard to imagine this being a true plateau. Likely it's solved simply with a good progression scheme and proper diet and rest.

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    Quote Originally Posted by omni View Post
    Yeah, that was when I was 29, over 10 years of training. I started my warm ups with 225. I'm 40 now and avoid barbell flat bench. I do incline, decline and dumbell flat bench.
    A couple months ago I did flat bench to see what i could do and I did 365 13 times.
    There's a lot of people who can lift like that. At 27, I was one of them. Here's some examples...

    YouTube - D O repping 225 pounds 30 times on 4-28-08


    YouTube - Repping 225 for 49 like it was easy

    YouTube - Bench Press 315 x 20 reps Strongest Soldier in the ARMY!!!

    YouTube - Allen Baria - Bench Press 405 lbs X 25 reps 500 lbs X 10 reps (RAW)

    Video 2 and 4 are a joke. Video 2 is teh worst form I can imagine. Video 4 his range of motion is retardedly small. Given Im sure both of these individuals are strong, and stronger than me by far. But not as strong as they appear. If either of them did correct form, they would not put up those numbers. Here is a video for yall to see...

    fast forward to 3.58

    YouTube - Dana White 315 Pound Bench Press
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    Also op, I agree with the others, try reducing the amount of training on the bench per week. With you benching 3 times per week, I would think you might be lacking some other muscle groups. Dunno, maybe you spend a whole lot of time in the gym. Whats your routine look like?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Pipes View Post
    Video 2 and 4 are a joke. Video 2 is teh worst form I can imagine. Video 4 his range of motion is retardedly small. Given Im sure both of these individuals are strong, and stronger than me by far. But not as strong as they appear. If either of them did correct form, they would not put up those numbers. Here is a video for yall to see...

    fast forward to 3.58

    YouTube - Dana White 315 Pound Bench Press
    Video 4 is Allen Baria (USPF record holder) as far as powerlifting goes, his form is correct.
    check out this YouTube - bench press training III
    Last edited by omni; 01-26-2011 at 01:07 PM. Reason: spelling
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    Yeah, Baria is the only one not bouncing the bar off his chest. No one that lifts that kind of weight will lockout unless its competition. If they did their elbows would be destroyed.
    He's a beast it doesn't even look to be using much of an arch.
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    Not the worst if all he's doing is decline haha
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    I was gonna say, yea that looks like a good decline workout
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    Incline press can help with bench but your chest will only grow as big as your back will allow. Cut the chest to 1-2 times weekly and go heavy-Work your back and triceps too
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    i have a question on the grips. where is the proper place to put ur hands? outside your shoulders or a little farther? also, elbow wise should they be in or out? i just started benching 7 months ago, and up to 225 for max but need some tips to increase the weight. i eat ~4k cals a day. im currently on a pyramid plan, chest 6,8,10,14. incline or decline 6,8,10,14. pec dec or cable crossovers 8,10,14. im shot at the end and last week i did for both flat and incline 205, 185, 165, 145. pretty sure my numbers will go up, im going to keep the weight down to bang out more reps then try my 1rm at the end of the routine but consistantly add 5lbs every week
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    Quote Originally Posted by Pipes View Post
    Video 2 and 4 are a joke. Video 2 is teh worst form I can imagine. Video 4 his range of motion is retardedly small. Given Im sure both of these individuals are strong, and stronger than me by far. But not as strong as they appear. If either of them did correct form, they would not put up those numbers. Here is a video for yall to see...

    fast forward to 3.58

    YouTube - Dana White 315 Pound Bench Press
    So form or not, that weight doesnt lift itself in those vids, but yet am I supposed to be impressed by Dana White benching 315 ONCE that you posted? Not so much. I'll take the other 2 vids, they are impressive.
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