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Race to 200 lbs Bench Press

Postby jemmyducks » Wed Nov 09, 2005 6:31 pm

Okay, so we're starting another race to a 200-pound bench.

List your starting bench and then update as you make progress. I think it would be interesting to also list starting body weight.

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Starting Bench: 175
Body Weight: 152
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Re: Race to 200 lbs Bench Press

Postby michaelhobson » Wed Nov 09, 2005 6:52 pm

[quote="jemmyducks"]
Starting Bench: 175
Body Weight: 152


Damn, I'm impressed already! Nice strength for your bodyweight. 8)
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Postby Bigbwii » Wed Nov 09, 2005 7:32 pm

Good wieght Jemmy :wink: ! is that your max or training bench? This is going to be interesting coz I think everyone that's in this is benching roughly the same wieght! 8) Good luck!
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Postby tylerm » Wed Nov 09, 2005 9:36 pm

I am in as well. My bodyweight is 210 lb / 95 kg, and my bench was 195 lb / 88.7 kg, but I had slacked on benching for a while and I would guess it is at about 175 lb / 79.5 kg now. I have been doing incline bench the last few weeks, which has been going okay, though my shoulder and tricep strength has gone up a lot from all the overhead pressing I have been doing. So hopefully I have a chance to improve my bench soon. I will be benching this Friday.
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Postby jemmyducks » Wed Nov 09, 2005 10:04 pm

Bigb, the 175 is my max. I have been training with 135 and 145 at 8-10 reps for a while and am now moving to a lower-rep training program.

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Postby Bigbwii » Wed Nov 09, 2005 10:35 pm

Cool :wink: , I found that low reps allowed me to go heavier on my bench!!! :wink: I don't like repping out because if I pick out a wieght I can do 8-10 reps with it doesn't start getting hard until the 6-7th rep so I like to get to the nitty gritty and go heavy! right now I'm I'm doing 1 rep I usually get 3 sets done before I can't lift any more! next time you bench do 180lbs see what happens, I bet you do it!!!
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Postby Oak » Thu Nov 10, 2005 12:07 am

Well i'm definetly in, if there is one thing i need to improve on it's my bench press!

Weight 176lbs
Current bench press 187
13 lbs to go

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Postby jemmyducks » Tue Nov 15, 2005 7:50 am

Hm, doesn't seem like we have many folks in on this one. Hopefully we'll get some more.

New Max: 180lbs.

I actually did 2 reps with that weight and almost completed 185. Give me a couple days and I'll get it.

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Postby Bigbwii » Tue Nov 15, 2005 1:26 pm

:lol: YOU GO BOY!!! :lol:
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Postby jemmyducks » Tue Nov 22, 2005 5:05 am

I did 2 reps on bench with 185 today!

Taking an upper-body break for a few days did wonders. I got that new max, then continued extremely energetically for a total of 90 minutes. You guys would have been proud. :)
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Postby Bigbwii » Tue Nov 22, 2005 2:23 pm

Well done :wink:
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Postby jemmyducks » Wed Nov 30, 2005 9:55 pm

Allrighty. I hit 190 lbs today. My goal is 200 lbs 3 weeks from now.

This is super fun. :)

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Postby tylerm » Wed Nov 30, 2005 9:57 pm

I have been advancing with dumbbell chest presses each week, but I haven't benched with a barbell in weeks. My brother hasn't been around, so I have no spotter to do any heavy work. However, as soon as I get a chance, hopefully this week or next, I will give it a go and see what my max is. I hope it has improved, as I know my shoulders and triceps are waay stronger than they used to be, and my chest has been feeling stronger as well.
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Postby Bigbwii » Fri Dec 02, 2005 7:10 pm

Good stuff Jemmy!
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Postby jemmyducks » Sat Dec 03, 2005 12:28 am

Thanks, Bigbwii, you're quite the support.

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