I know this probably isn't a big deal for you guys, but I benched 250 last night, which is the most I have ever done. It was really a great feeling to know that I am getting stronger.
That's excellent buddy.You're stronger than I Any way now you can focus on benching 255-260lbs keep on going
Congrats, more than I can bench as well.
My max bench is currently 125 pounds.
that is well according to a 1rm calculator on www.exrx.com,
I never did any maxes.
I repped 8x100 couple days ago, but damn does it race up fast now....
for a month now i have increased by 9 or 10 lbs a week, not losing any # of reps.
must be my beginners gains and nervous system adapting or something cuz I bet as a natty 15 yr old those arent normal gains
btw i use dumbbells for bench and thats exrx.net
Great job!! 300 falls next.
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Good work man. How much do you weigh? Do you train for strength(powerlifting)?
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way to go bro!
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I guess I am mostly trying to gain weight, but of course I want to get stronger. I think they go together to an extent. Right now I weigh around 168, I am about 5'10" tall, and 23 years old. My goal is basically to get really big. Do you think 200lbs is a realistic goal for my height?
I think 200 is more than realistic.
Good job on the bench! As they said, 300 is next!
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Reiner, you use your dumbell weight to calculate your max?
nice work man!!
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Great job! I know it felt awesome when I hit the 250!
Keep up the great work!
250 @ 168 is class. Good Work ... keep it up.
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"Reiner, you use your dumbell weight to calculate your max?"
i wish. each dumb was 50 pounds.
Yeah awesome job for your body weight!! Keep it up!! And it's always good to set goals for yourself!!
What's your next goal?
Reiner, I think what he meant is do you use the weight you can do on the bench press with dumbells to determine the max weight.. Reason why I'm assuming this is because I know I can do a lot more on barbell press then db. I'm assuming that most people find it the same way.
This might not be the most ambitious goal, but for the next six weeks or so I am mostly just going to try to maintain the progress I have made lately. I have my last set of midterms and then finals coming up for my first semester in grad school, so I have to devote most of my spare time to that. I think this is actually helping me to an extent though, after spending some time away from the gym I have realized that I spent most of last summer overtraining. About two weeks ago Friday night was the end of a two week hiatus from the gym for me, and I almost got the 250 up. The next Wednesday, I did it. So I think part of the key for what I am seeing lately is just resting enough.
thats how i felt when i reached 300 on Deadlift, like everything else is insignificant to ur new lift
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