im about 6 feet tall and wiegh 160 pounds? oh and if possible how much on the other exercizes as well?
IM NOT TRYING TO BECOME HUGE LIKE A BODY BUILDER!!! just muscular and cut! but i do wanna bulk up a little
Only one way to find out
Best Meet @ Lifts@181:...............Best gym lifts
Squat...- 403..........................Squat....- 395 w/belt
Bench...- 303..........................Bench....- 300....Paused in meet - 281
Deadlift.- 503.....Unofficial 513...Deadlift..- 490
Total....- 1,203...IPF Class II......All done raw, Touch'n go bench
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being huge like a bodybuilder is more than lifting. your diet dictates how much size you gain or lose
Well, you should at least be able to bench 100% of your body weight. Not sure about deadlift or squat.
As much as you can.
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ONE THOUSAND POUNDS....if you can't thwen your the biggest puss EVER!!!!!
Just kidding of course. Sounds like your pretty new to the lifting arena. Just get in the gym and make focus on making improvements. Set goals and work hard to attain them. Setting goals was my biggest asset. I would set a goal for every month, than a yearly goal. set em high!!!!!
The only way yo will get big is if you specifically focus on eating BIG.
There's no formula to determine what you should be lifting. 2 people with the same build and stats will more than likely be at different strengths. Like Adam said, there's only one way to find out...
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What kind of answer is this? This is a myth that people who work out tell people who don't work out to make themselves feel stronger. (not that this was your intention, but I've heard this from ignorant people my whole life)Originally Posted by Stupendous
Right off the bat, I should have been benching 240 according to this line of thinking.
You should be able to bench what you can bench, squat what you can squat, and deadlift what you can deadlift. Try it and you'll find out. Start small to let your muscles get accustomed to weight, and perfect your form before trying your max or you'll regret it bigtime. If you stick to a good workout and diet you'll make gains quickly for up to a year, so don't get discouraged if you're not doing what others tell you is "enough" for your size...it simply isn't true.
great post. Some of the best advice you can give
what mrelwood said is true...it is different for every person...because of many factors out of our control (i.e. genetics, muscle build etc.) u just have to max...and see where you are starting at and then go on from there...remember maxing aka how much u lift isn't necessarily all that matters...form is much more important than how much weight...
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You should be able to do your bodyweight.
Nonono. I wasn't saying that is what he should be at when he starts out (I weighed 140lbs and my bench was 65lbs when I started so there is no way I would think that). I was saying (I guess I should have been more clear) that being able to bench your own weight is decent goal for someone that is looking to be fit but not bodybuilder huge.Originally Posted by mrelwooddowd