View Full Version : How many reps= a solid pause?

Jeff Roark
05-12-2008, 03:45 PM
For the guys that lift unequipped how many reps touch no go(not a huge bounce or anything stupid) per set with a certain weight should give one a good solid paused single? I recently hit around 300 for 5 reps and I may could have made another rep touch n go style and barely paused 315x1. I wanna hit 350 for a good solid single paused rep and was just wanting to know what you guys had experienced as far as this goes.


315x1 slight pause

340x1 t-n-g

Travis Bell
05-12-2008, 04:57 PM
Lookin strong Jeff!

Actually its different for everyone what exactly touch and go reps translate over to a paused bench. Best idea is to train the paused bench on your ME days. Looks like you might want to add in some 3 and 4 boards as well. Just keep at it Jeff, it'll come!

05-12-2008, 07:00 PM
Solid lifting. Like Travis said, if you want to know how much you can pause, well then just pause and find out.

05-12-2008, 07:50 PM
Your top end strength is pretty crazy. Once you get past the sticking point it just shoots up.

05-12-2008, 07:51 PM
love the dog in the video.

Jeff Roark
05-13-2008, 04:32 AM
Thanks guys for the compliments. I'm figuring if I can get 3 solid t-n-g reps I should be able to pause the weight juding by my recent lifts. Really, I am just forward thinking for how many reps I want to be pushing 350lbs before Nov 29th.

Travis- when you recommended the 3 board above are you judging that by my sticking point? I do seem to have decent lockout capability for never really working that range beyond what I get from normal pressing. Maybe I should be in a shirt? One of these days maybe whne I get enough people to lift with me to help me put the stuff on.

Travis Bell
05-13-2008, 08:09 AM
haha I'm sorry Jeff, I was recommending a cambered bar off a 2 and 3 brd. I kinda forgot to add in the "cambered bar part"

It'll give you more strength off the chest.

05-13-2008, 11:04 AM
I think you should atleast consider pausing many of your reps. It'll build strength off of your chest and it'll bring your paused and T&G #s closer together. Also, you wont have to worry about it in competition. Maybe you don't wanna do them all of the time, but maybe every other week or something.

05-13-2008, 02:04 PM
for me its about 20lbs difference, best tng was 385, best paused 365, then best bounced rep 405

Jeff Roark
05-13-2008, 02:52 PM
yeah, I'd like to have me one of those cambered bars. maybe when my deadbeat brother starts paying his truck payment that I stupidly co-signed for I'll have enough cash to get me one of those.

I'll be throwing pauses in quite regularly but I wanna just train with tng for awhile just to build the extra push.