i benched 23 reps in about 40 seconds should i slow it down or is that an ok pace because i don't want to ruin myself.
Why are you benching so many reps?
Weight: 140lbs June 2012
Because he is 15 and has one of thoe little home sets.
Get to a gym kiddo, you aint gona grow with kiddy weights
Being a strong teenager means nothing.
My wrists hurt, but some people don't have wrists to be sore. My knees have tendinitis, but some people don't have legs to get tendinitis in. I seem to be going backwards with training, yet some people can't even walk let alone lift 400 pounds on a daily basis.
Dust out the vagina, and keep on lifting.
I alternate as fiero said.
Early in the week I do higher reps but make sure I'm moving the weight fast.
Later in the week I do lower reps but higher weight. I believe that the speed work I do earlier in the week is what allows me to add a little weight each and every week.
Don't overthink this. Move the weight under control, but don't focus on how long a rep takes, focus on putting more weight on the bar than last time.
Squats work better than supplements.
"You know, if I thought like that, I'd never put more than one plate on the bar for anything, I'd never use bands or chains, I'd never squat to parallel or below, and I'd never let out the slightest grunt when I lift. At some point in your lifting career (assuming you're planning on getting reasonably strong and big), you're going to have to accept that most people think you are some kind of freak." -Sensei
"You're wrong, and I have a completely irrelevant pubmed abstract that may or may not say so." - Belial
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When you feel comfortable, up the weight. If you did 90x5 last week, try 95x5 this week. If you only get 95x4, try to get 5 reps the next week.
More reps of more weight lifted more explosively in less time.
so just dont worry about the speed in rate of reps and just keep going got it!