Ok, so heres the thing. I work out with this guy after school 2-3 times a week. Hes about (liberally) 160 pounds. Hes ripped, but rather thin. Sophomore in High School.
We often do sets of 8, 6, 4, 2, and finnaly one. We both do the exact same weight- 165, 185, 190, 195, then 205. I can get through it rather easily- rarely failing on the last rep of each set. He usually doesnt have too much trouble either- though he usually needs me to help him a bit on the last two sets.
However, heres the thing- He claims the ability to max out at 245 pounds. Ive never seen him do it, and the only person that has witnessed the event is his cousin who soptted him. I stated I would be surprised if he could do 220 pounds- another friend of mine assured me that he had spotted him while accomplishing such a feat (though not without some difficulty!)
My question is this- How is this possible? I cannot even bench 220 pounds, as I have only restarted working out in the past few months. Yet I can rep much more easily-and repititions have usually been my weak area, not my strength.
Could It be possible for someone who reps so poorly to bench 80 pounds above his body weight? He claims its the creatine.
Ive looked at charts- it doesnt add up.