I go to Snap fitness, the problem is they have no open bench press. I have been using their dumbbells to do dumbbell press in the place of regular bench press. Basically what I want to know is this. I would like to know what my one rep max is, but I don't have the equipment. If I can do 3 sets of 10 reps with the 80lb dumbbells, what would be a good estimate as to what my one rep max would be on a regular bench press?
You need to find a new gym if they max out at 80lb dumbbells.
it doesn't really work that way. . . if i am understanding the question. You want to convert your dumbbell bench press number into a barbell bench press number?
If you're really curious, just to throw some ballpark figures out there, your 1RM dumbbell bench press is probably in the range of 105-110lb.
To carry this over then to BB bench press is more or less just speculation. If you BB benched regularly, it would be a fair bit higher than the combined total of the DB bench, but since you don't it'd probably be rougly in the same range on your first attempt. Frequent BB bench training thereafter would increase your BB bench 1RM significantly.
I'd guess 205-225. A lot depends on form. I agree with Kastro that you need to find a gym and not a fitness center.
The only reason I go to this gym is because I'm on a family membership under my parents. The dumbbells there go up to 100 lbs and I can do a couple good reps with those, however I usually have been doing the three sets of ten with the 80s. The only reason I want to know my BB max is because everyone always talks about their max for that lift, and I would just like to have an idea where I stand.
Should I be training more heavy on this lift?
your max is only as heavy as you have ever pressed. Don't worry about what others do/say, just go in and worry about yourself. Just my .02
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