View Full Version : Getting a new bench :)

06-21-2006, 08:59 PM
Well I've been weightlifting at my school for 6 months and I've gotten my max from 95 to 150, but now that the summer has come i have nowhere to work out, so I'm buying a new bench im browsing around sports authority, sears ect...i want an olympic size bench because the grip is much nicer than those smaller types, can anyone recommend a bench, workout plan, supplements, please I would like the bench to be under 200$ cus i'm also saving up for a new pc. Here are my 1RMs, o btw haven't lifted in 16 days just to put it out there.

military press= 90
dumbell press=110(55 per hand)

06-22-2006, 07:21 AM
If you look around at local sports stores you can find a 300lb weight set with bar for $90-100. Then I half decent bench will cost $120-150 low end. If you can look in the newspaper or if you have a used sporting goods store...you can save over 1/2 the money or get something nicer for the same $$.

Supplements...I would say make sure you have your diet down. Eat clean and a lot while consuming a ton of protein. Stay away from transfat and bad carbs. If you do get supplements I use ON protein and Creatine.

Workout routine all depends on your goals and there are a ton of threads/opinions on this. I break it up like this: Keep in mind I switch up different exercises and rep ranges from time to time.

Day1: Chest/Back
Incline BP 3 x 8-10
Bentover Rows 3 x 8-10
Flat BP 3 x 8-10
Lat Pulldown 3 x 8-10

Day2: Legs/"Big exercises"
DL's 3 x 8-10
Squats 3 x 8-10
Leg Curls 3 x 6-8
Calves raises 3 x 10-12

Day3: Shoulders/Traps
Military Presses 3 x 8-10
Cleans 3 x 6-8
side/front raises 3 x 8-10
Shrugs 3 x 12-14

Day4: Bi's/Tri's
Standing or preacher EZ curl bar 3 x 8-10
Close grip or reverse grip BP 3 x 8-10
DB Curls (hammer,incline or reg) 3 x 8-10
Tricep extensions 3 x 8-10