I have been benching 90-95lb db's for reps or 4-8. I want to do some bb benching today and I would like to know where to start. I was thinking between 210 and 225 but I have no clue what I would bench with a bb.
I think you'll find that pretty easy/comfortable, depending on how many reps you're shooting for.
Start low and just gradually increase. I wouldn't throw on 210 just like that; though you most probably can do it, I would take a few lighter sets (bar, 135, 155 etc) to just get used to it and get down the form.
Last edited by Canadian Crippler; 11-17-2004 at 11:40 AM.
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ya thats sounds good :withstupiOriginally Posted by Canadian Crippler
I also agree with canadian crippler. If you rush into fairly heavy sets you risk a shoulder/chest injury. Gradually increase the weight.
Start with 135, then 185, then put on anywhere from 205-225 and see what you can do.Originally Posted by Mic Soloist
I didn't mean don't warm up with 135- I meant that 225 for working sets will probably feel pretty good, if not a little light.
I usually add 35 lbs to my DB weight to get my BB weight. So, 225 would be right about right for you for reps.
I would start with 135 slowly work you way up. Let your body get use to BB presses. Willing to bet in 2 weeks time your body will adapt then go for 225+++