I was just curious on how much weight you guys have added in your weight training on bench pressing
I'll start it off..
I've been working out 2 1/2 years and I started at age 15
Starting Bench Weight - max = 75/reps of 8-10 = 55
Current Bench Weight - max = 185/reps of 8-10 = 145
Started at 17 with 135 for couple of reps
Now im 18 and i can rep 205 2-3 times
Originally Posted by CiteCollegiale
CiteCollegiale, did you take your after the college your attending? the one in Ottawa?
16 years old: 95 x 6
19 years old: 245 x 5 and gained 40 pounds
7/18/03 -- 185x1
2/16/04 -- 245x1
Last edited by rerard; 03-11-2004 at 10:50 PM. Reason: had the wrong year on the dates
May, 2003 - 185
March, 2004 - 265
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Jan 2003 165
March 2004 275x2
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July of 2003= 275
Age 16: 5x115
Age 18 (now): 1x225
I never really worked on lifting for strength until the start of 2003.
In one year I went from 110 1rep max to 150.
I think to go further I would need to put on mass which I may do after the summer. Currently focused on seeing my six pack.
If the only thing you are holding is a hammer, everything looks like a nail.
14-around 100. Don't know, it wasn't really safe to max on my bench.
19-335 so far
75lbs x 8
2.5 years later
275lbs x 7
3 years ago - 65x8 reps with crappy form
Today - 245x1 ( a few weeks ago)
225lb @ 17% bodyfat, currently cutting
Current lifts while cutting (all raw): bench 275x4, squat 365x8
Estimated current maxes: 300 bench / 450 dead / 450 squat
Competition / Gym PRs (from March 08)
Bench: 325 raw / 385 loose shirt
Deadlift: 450 raw ADFPF 04/26/08
Squat: 405 raw
3/03....230 4-6 x2
now.....270 4-5 x2
The Big 3 (2 sets):
Flat BB Bench 270
Deadlift 355 (no belt/straps)
10/03 - 135lb x 2 (was right after I recovered from a broken collarbone from football tho, major atrophy)
present - 185lb x 2
Last edited by KeMiKaL; 03-12-2004 at 10:51 PM.
Name: Addison , Height: 6'0"
Weight: 173 lbs, Location: Toronto
Bodyfat: 8.4%, Age: 18
Bench: 205lb x 2
Squat: 275lb x 4
Deadlift: 305lb x 1
Chins: 20 pronated, 5 w/ 50lb db
As of 5/03/2005
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September 2003 - 130lb max
March 2004 - 215 lb max
I started working out late in 2002, but i used resistence training back then, and couldn't max out. I never maxed out until september.
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October 20th 2003 160x7 Bw 143
March 7th 2004 220x5 Bw 155
i dont know what you meant by this but ive been attending CIte Collegiale in Ottawa since September in Heating/RefrigerationCiteCollegiale, did you take your after the college your attending? the one in Ottawa?
anyone of u guys use the bb thats connected in a machine for safety
does it matter if u use that one or the free weight barbell
Machines and variable resistance are first of all safer by yourself, but weights come with momentum, with a possible injury case. Resistance and machines don't have as much stimulating fibers on the complex lift as weights do.
Bench: 100 x 8