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LionLord
12-05-2008, 03:53 PM
Let's say there's a strongman competition and there's a bench press challenge. Guy A and Guy B are both capable of bench pressing 500 pounds raw for a max. HOWEVER, Guy A is a powerlifter and has been doing lots of speed work and stuff like that while Guy B is a former bodybuilder who is only strong cause of the freakiness of his muscles. Let's say the bench press challenge requires you to bench press 400 pounds, which is 80% of their max, with as many repetitions as they can. Assuming guy A is a white meat(Muscles are dominant with fast twitch muscle fibers) and Guy B is a red meat(Muscles are dominant with slow twitch fibers), how much difference would it make?

I once saw Benedikt Magnusson rep out 700 lbs. in a strongman competition. At the first few reps, he looked very explosive, but it didn't take long before he started failing. I compared him to Zydrunas Savickas who was very slow with the reps, but has managed to rep out more than Magnusson. I'm not sure if Zydrunas or Magnusson could've done more or less. It just makes me wonder how big the difference really is...

Ben Moore
12-05-2008, 07:18 PM
Specificity of training for sport...

bigbadwolfe
12-05-2008, 07:37 PM
My Raw rep lifts ~

225 ~ 55 non bounced reps just to beat NFL Combine record
315 ~ 37 reps
405 ~ 22 reps
500 ~ 10 reps

That is it for me anyhthing over 500 is singles :)

AJL11
12-05-2008, 08:29 PM
My Raw rep lifts ~

225 ~ 55 non bounced reps just to beat NFL Combine record
315 ~ 37 reps
405 ~ 22 reps
500 ~ 10 reps

That is it for me anyhthing over 500 is singles :)


WOW, very Impressive numbers.......

geoffsherman
12-05-2008, 08:48 PM
My Raw rep lifts ~

225 ~ 55 non bounced reps just to beat NFL Combine record
315 ~ 37 reps
405 ~ 22 reps
500 ~ 10 reps

That is it for me anyhthing over 500 is singles :)

Just rub it in :)

LionLord
12-06-2008, 09:19 AM
My Raw rep lifts ~

225 ~ 55 non bounced reps just to beat NFL Combine record
315 ~ 37 reps
405 ~ 22 reps
500 ~ 10 reps

That is it for me anyhthing over 500 is singles :)

That's just sick. What's your raw bench press max? I've heard you've done 600 easy.

"I have done a very easy raw 600 as a guest lift at local YMCA touch and go meet."
-Mike Wolfe

Brad08
12-06-2008, 09:42 AM
I once saw Benedikt Magnusson rep out 700 lbs. .... I compared him to Zydrunas Savickas

NOBODY BEATS ZYDRUNAS.

NOBODY.

http://www.realdutchpower.nl/uitslagen2007/Arnold%20Strongman%20Classic/g_zydrunas_savickas_1.jpg

Ben Moore
12-06-2008, 09:44 AM
Something to add - I've seen alot of powerlifters come to strongman and do very well in the rep events or pl based events and then get schooled on a yoke, stones or any timed event. With a little bit of specific training and having a strength base will help with strongman but very few can make the jump without specific event training.

Ben Moore
12-06-2008, 09:45 AM
NOBODY BEATS ZYDRUNAS.

NOBODY.

http://www.realdutchpower.nl/uitslagen2007/Arnold%20Strongman%20Classic/g_zydrunas_savickas_1.jpg

He looks like a combination of a bull/toad/bear with opposable thumbs, LOL.

Ryan Celli
12-06-2008, 04:25 PM
When my bench is around 500 I can rep 405 for about 8-10
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Hazerboy
12-06-2008, 05:10 PM
Let's say the bench press challenge requires you to bench press 400 pounds, which is 80% of their max, with as many repetitions as they can. Assuming guy A is a white meat(Muscles are dominant with fast twitch muscle fibers) and Guy B is a red meat(Muscles are dominant with slow twitch fibers), how much difference would it make?

Personally, I don't think what type of "muscle fibers" (which i guess will translate to your type of training) you have will make much of a difference, as long as your maxes are about the same. Lotta strong guys here can rep some impressive weights.

That being said, I'd say that in your contest, with two guys of equal maxes, the guys who does the most rep work in the required range will win. Doing rep work in a specific rep range will get you stronger in that rep range compared to someone who doesn't. Thats really what it boils down to.

But if the strength is there, I think that can be trained pretty quickly. Take your same two guys with equal maxes and I'm sure if one spent some time training in whatever the required rep range was he would dominate.

Reko
12-06-2008, 07:03 PM
Specificity of training for sport...



That being said, I'd say that in your contest, with two guys of equal maxes, the guys who does the most rep work in the required range will win. Doing rep work in a specific rep range will get you stronger in that rep range compared to someone who doesn't. Thats really what it boils down to.


emphasis in the original.

KarstenDD
12-06-2008, 08:51 PM
You train for what you are going to do. If you have to hit singles, you train for singles. If you have to do events, you train for events. If you have to do reps, you train for reps. If you have to look good and pose, I hate you.

Basically, this:

Specificity of training for sport...

joey54
12-07-2008, 09:55 AM
I was going to say Wolfe is pretty good at repping out.

Eric Downey
12-07-2008, 10:26 AM
personal best rep
225 - 30
315 - 15
405 - 8

125DB's 32
150DB's 18

vdizenzo
12-07-2008, 11:46 AM
Anything worth doing well is only worth doing once.

brihead301
12-07-2008, 12:15 PM
My Raw rep lifts ~

225 ~ 55 non bounced reps just to beat NFL Combine record
315 ~ 37 reps
405 ~ 22 reps
500 ~ 10 reps

That is it for me anyhthing over 500 is singles :)

Holy s*** :omg:.

RhodeHouse
12-07-2008, 01:20 PM
Anything worth doing well is only worth doing once.

Truth

diane82
12-07-2008, 01:27 PM
My Raw rep lifts ~

225 ~ 55 non bounced reps just to beat NFL Combine record
315 ~ 37 reps
405 ~ 22 reps
500 ~ 10 reps

That is it for me anyhthing over 500 is singles :)

That's crazy!!! :omg:

joey54
12-07-2008, 03:04 PM
Anything worth doing well is only worth doing once.

One pump chump eh?????


Completely in jest and good fun Vin.
I don't know you personally, but know you can take a joke. You left yourself open on that one.

Reko
12-07-2008, 03:51 PM
One pump chump eh?????


Completely in jest and good fun Vin.
I don't know you personally, but know you can take a joke. You left yourself open on that one.

anything else is a waste of calories :hello:

vdizenzo
12-07-2008, 04:32 PM
One pump chump eh?????


Completely in jest and good fun Vin.
I don't know you personally, but know you can take a joke. You left yourself open on that one.

Are you one of those fools who brags he can go all night long. Clearly you are not working on your EMP--Energy Management Program.

joey54
12-07-2008, 04:46 PM
Are you one of those fools who brags he can go all night long. Clearly you are not working on your EMP--Energy Management Program.

Definitely not. I agree, anything more is wasted calories. :)

GerSmith
12-07-2008, 05:03 PM
lots of big numbers here guys, i wont mention numbers but i noticed that after my last meet i went back to hammer out some high rep stuff on both ME and DE days and found that even with light weights the lactic acid build up was incredible. months of pushing the loads dropped my rep strength back alot. over the past 4 weeks it has started to come back to me now though. i dont really care about lower body rep work because i feel form is effected when going for high reps, especially in the deadlift, but for upper body i think it's nice to be able to rep out some numbers for hypertrophy reasons.