View Full Version : If my max Bench is 125..

04-17-2008, 04:14 PM
What is a good type of 5x5 workout perhaps i should do to get my max up to 135. I have about 2 months to accomplish this i weigh about 127 at 5'9 and this is a requirement for varsity football which i am going out for receiver. I know it wouldnt be to hard if i would eat more but as a receiver i really need to keep my wieght down and as i run very often i don't think i could gain that much weight. So if any of u experienced lifters can help me out i would be very very greatful. Also can u reccomend how often i do the workout because i really don't know if i should do it every 2 days 3 days or what, thanks alot.

Travis Bell
04-17-2008, 05:10 PM
I wouldn't bench more than twice a week

as far as the eating thing, depending on what type of area you live in as far as football, I'd definatly gain weight. First time you get tackled by a 220lb senior, you're going to wish you had a little more meat on your bones

04-17-2008, 05:34 PM
I'll second that. You need to gain weight, just try to make it muscle. At your size I'm sure if your legs got stronger you could keep your speed or get faster. A 200lbs+ linebacker will crush you.

04-17-2008, 08:53 PM
Gain weight man. 127 at 5'9? You want to get to at least 165.

04-17-2008, 08:56 PM
hit them weights and eat like a pig

04-17-2008, 10:45 PM
A 200lbs+ linebacker will crush you.

No kidding. I hit a receiver (I was only 5'9, 170) so hard that he couldnt even stand up on his own. He probably weighed less that 140lbs.

Dont be afraid to gain some weight. I play highschool football and most recievers are ~150lbs. Most of them have the same build as the quarter back, but they're usually taller. You REALLY dont want to weigh less than 130lbs at highschool level. There are some really big/strong guys that play that will absolutely crush you.

04-18-2008, 12:43 AM
if you can maintain your speed, try to get to at least 175lbs by the time you're a senior.

04-18-2008, 06:09 PM
all of this is great advice, but my advice will probably be very off topic... im not 100% sure how beneficial this would be, but wouldnt powercleans/some sort of explosive lift be better for football, rather than bench?

to the op: eat until you hurt. and i would incorporate some explosive strenth exercises into your regimen (if you haven't already).
just my 2 cents.

04-19-2008, 02:37 AM
i believe in squats and deadlift for football strength.

if your goal is to bench 135 just to get into varsity, then i would eat more and start lifting. have a day dedicated for chest/bench, another for arms, back, and shoulders.

04-19-2008, 06:46 AM
If you're a novice (and I'm pretty sure you are), a massive psych-up and decent set-up and you'll add 10lbs already.

Train hard. Eat a lot - it will be easier to bench heavy if you weigh more. Get at least a few days rest before the test day.

04-20-2008, 12:11 PM
coming from a 4 year varsity football player, you are gana get killed if wiegh under 160 lbs as a WR, trust me, i have a friend right now who got a full ride to marist..and he almost didnt get it cause he wieghs 178lbs, they dont want people who are tiny, but he runs a 4.189 40 yard dash so that helped a lot....deffinalty gain 45-50 lbs before your senior year

04-20-2008, 12:44 PM
Yea, I've never heard of a football player, even a reciever, that weighed 127lbs. Definitely gain some weight, man.

04-20-2008, 12:47 PM
If my max Bench is 125..........I am spending more time eating and less time making thread

I am just joshin' with ya.