Just wondering, when benching, do you add on the weight of the bar? I started a journal last week and have been posting the weight I'm lifting indluding the bar, is that right?
yeah of course
thats why 2 pps = 225 and 3 pps = 315
Squat - 595lbs -- 270kg -- Dec. 31, '09 (Provincial Record @100kg class)
Bench - 374lbs -- 170kg -- Dec 20, '08 (@100kg class)
Dead - 589lbs -- 267.5kg -- Dec 20, '08 (Provincial Record @100kg class)
Total: 1537lbs -- 697.5kg -- Dec 20, '08 (Provincial Record @ 100kg class)
Bench Only -- 358lbs -- 162.5kg -- Nov. 25, '07 (Provincial Record @ 90kg class)
Bench Only -- 376lbs -- 171kg -- Jan. 26, '08 (Provincial Record @ 100kg class)
Might as well ask this question here.
If my gluteus maximus leaves the bench, does that still count as a legal lift for a bench press?
III. FACTORS THAT CONSTITUTE A LEGAL BENCH PRESS
A. Both feet must be flat on the floor surface and be on the same spot throughout the lift.
B. The buttocks and back must not leave the bench (flat on bench).
C. The arms must be straight at the starting lift, lowered down to touch the pectorals (chests) and pressed upward smoothly until the elbows are locked-out at the final position. Even arm extension is required.
D. Any bounce-off from the chest position constitutes an illegal press.
Thanks, I found a similar link when I searched but it was for a school competition. Wasn't sure if there was a commonly accepted standard for a "legal" press.
well sure if you're competing you need to find the rules (they differ I suppose). But, if you're lifting weights to get stronger as the sole purpose, then I say arch that back HARD and let your butt go up. I can bench a good bit more if I do this and the heavier weights functions to stimulate better growth.
Just my thoughts...
I usually add the weight of 2 bars when I post workouts in my journal. Don't tell anybody.
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I don't. I use non olympic weights, I have a 7ft. bar that weighs 32 lbs and a 6 foot bar that weighs 12lbs....it doesn't make sense so I don't count it.
The only numbers I care about is inches of my bracheal, thoracic and femoral regions.
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Well then technically you should count your bodyweight in squats, since you're lifting that too.
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