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The Five Biggest Contradictions in Fitness

Itís no secret that when people contradict themselves, it has the effect of making the flaws in their actions or statements seem glaringly obvious. But what about when WE ourselves get caught contradicting ourselves by someone else?

By: Nick Tumminello Added: January 6th, 2014
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    for deadlift, and squats, what's equivalent of 300 lbs bench?

    any ideas? I know goals and stuff for everyone differs, but if you tell someone who has no clue about bb'ing that you can bench 300 they know it's good. It's like a standard, once you get by 300 it's like a milestone of sorts ( I know everyone sets their own, but you know what I mean) so what I'm asking is for deadlifts and squatting, what're the 'golden numbers'?

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    300 bench
    400 squat
    500 deadlift.
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    I asked the same Q a while back. I think its very individual.

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    Originally posted by Gyno Rhino
    300 bench
    400 squat
    500 deadlift.
    yeah agreed
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    The bench : 400lbs, thats the big number.
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    Originally posted by Rock
    The bench : 400lbs, thats the big number.
    I'd have to disagree; I dont even do barbell bench. I honestly have no clue how much I can bench.

    Squats and Deadlifts are a much better measurement of strength I think.

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    That's what i think too too MA, but if someone tells me they can bench 400lbs you can bet yo' bottom dollar i'm gonna be impressed.
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    ok, I bench 400 lbs :P

    ...or 205.....

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    Benchpress is the best upper body strength measurer.
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    True Rock, but squats rock!!! hohohoho a little word-play going on...

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    It all depends on the individual.

    Personally, I am far more impressed by a big overhead press than a big bench.

    Impressive numbers, as a rule, would be:

    Bench 1.5x bw

    Squat 2x bw

    Deadlift 2.5x bw

    I'd rather you all have a 1.5x bw 20 rep squat than a 1.5x bw bench, unless you plan on competing as PLers.
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