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    Does anyone on this site max 360 or more on bench?

    I'm just wondering if there is anyone on this sight that ways somewhere around 200lbs, and can bench 360lbs or more at least one time?
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    Yep. Why does it matter?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Anthony View Post
    Yep. Why does it matter?

    PS - moved to general chat.
    Thanks for moving it, my bad for posting it in the wrong forum
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    I weigh about 215lbs and yes.

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    Well, I'm trying to prove a point...U see, I was told that according to a certain chart, only certain strength gains are achievable...I simply stated that when I was in high school, I worked out 4 sets of 10 w/425lbs on squat, and that my max was close to 600...but at the time my weight was around 165lbs, 175lb at the most. Another member on here swears this is unheard of and not achievable...and I was just wondering what everyone else thinks...And in fact, according to this same chart, a person weighing 198lbs is considered elite if he benches 362lbs...and I PERSONALLY KNOW plenty of people way past that margin....So what do ya'll think?

    Oh, and here is the convo below, the site to those charts/standards are included...
    Quote Originally Posted by Tofer View Post
    Well, I don't think any one is going to help you because people don't have much patience for people who are clearly liars.

    For example, your claim of a 600 lbs squat at 165 lbs? Clearly a lie. According to strength standards at http://www.exrx.net/Testing/WeightLi...Standards.html a squat of 600 lbs at 165 lbs would put you well past elite territory. In fact, your claim to have squatted 425 for 4 sets of 10 reps? Also, clearly a lie. 445 for a one-rep max is elite territory and you're doing reps of 10 with almost as much weight? Ha.

    165 lbs is 75 kg exactly. In the Sub-Juniors division (High School), the world record for squats is 272.5 or 599.5 lbs. See http://www.powerlifting-ipf.com/worl...sub_jun_pl.htm My only question, is why didn't you try to break that record if you supposedly had it in you?

    The thing is, these guys train like crazy and have to be naturally strong in the first place to break these sort of records, so I really don't see how some guy who barely knows what he's doing, would have been capable of beating them by accident.

    So if you want to come in here and make up fake numbers, because you think people on here might actually be impressed, then try to keep the realistic next time okay?
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    A squat breaks parallel. True parallel.

    A benchpress touches the chest, then is pressed fully up, unaided.

    Do you do half squats or half benches?

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    Ah, the plot thickens ....

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    600 lb parallel or below squat @ 165 lbs is incredibly strong and rare, I know that.

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    I do full on everything....Like I said...I was benching 315lbs, when I only weighed 190, 195....So according to that chart, I am advanced...And I know guys that are blowing me away in numbers, so according to that chart, they are beyond elite....
    And he swears that the 4 sets of 10 at 425 are unheard of..According to him 445lbs at a 1rm would have been elite... I know guys that bench more than that....and they are 22-24yrs old...and not over 240lbs...
    Now when I got to college, and a strength coach saw me squat, and really tried to get me into powerlifting...He saw me warming up w/ 275, and then saw me do 4 sets at 405 and couldnt' believe it...But I passed it up b/c he wasn't talking scholarships or anything...But he did say that I would be a guarantee win for my wgt. class, but I'd have to get my bench, deadlift and powercling numbers up....( I was only benching 245, deadlifting 315, and clinging 245) But even the coach couldn't understand how I could be so small and squat so much..
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    So you're capable of doing full barbell squats, 4x10, 425 lbs, breaking parallel each time at a weight of 175?

    That would be very good, though hard to believe. Perhaps you should compete.

    True. Let's see a video now. Having gained weight you should be able to do even more now.
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    4x10 at 425lbs w/ a bodyweight of 165 is very strong IMO. Ya, it is very doable, but I can see why there are doubters b/c hard to prove on the internet and at that BW that is a lot of weight. 600 MAX I say your full of *****.

    And yes to 360, at a BW of 225lbs.
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    600 lb squat at 165... sorry man 600 equipped is awesome at 165 so without a video im callin bull****.

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    Not capable now....this was when I was in high school. I've had a motorcycle wreck and knee surgery since then...But I haven't worked my quads in yrs, just started back 2 weeks ago and I'm already doing sets of 8-10 at 275lbs, and I haven't squat in 6 yrs or so...I'm sure if I tried, and wanted to grow in size, I could have my squat max at 405 by the summer....and so, and so on
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    Ah of course. I'm sorry man but I can confidently say there has probably never ever been a 165-175 lb high school student who could suqat 4 sets of 10 at 425 lbs.. let alone squat 600 to parallel.

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    Ya, it is very doable
    ???

    are you kidding? I use to train with Phil Halliwell a 242 weight class world record holding powerlifter who was squatting upwards of 950 in his gear and he would roll over laughing at this guy. Phil would have a hard time accomplishing a feat like that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by KevinStarke View Post
    ???

    are you kidding? I use to train with Phil Halliwell a 242 weight class world record holding powerlifter who was squatting upwards of 950 in his gear and he would roll over laughing at this guy. Phil would have a hard time accomplishing a feat like that.
    425 for 4sets of 10. He would have trouble doing that?
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    I understand the doubt, hell I'd doubt it too if I didn't know personally. But it doesn't mean I'm lieing about it....And like I said, according to that chart, people benching over 360, and weighing under 200lbs would be considered liars and posting bull**** as well....go figure
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    I was only benching 245, deadlifting 315, and clinging 245
    Your body generally likes to grow as a whole... I cant imagine having such a powerful squat yet having clearly inadequate and uncomparable #'s in other lifts.

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    360 at 200? VERY possible.

    In highschool 165 at 425 4x10? I'm sorry thats difficult to believe.
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    Ok, I have some questions...What would be believeable as a 1rm on squat at the weight of 165? Same question for a person at the weight of 200-210? w/ and w/o knee surgery ( meniscus tears)
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tru Texan View Post
    Ok, I have some questions...What would be believeable as a 1rm on squat at the weight of 165? Same question for a person at the weight of 200-210? w/ and w/o knee surgery ( meniscus tears)
    I'd believe 500 lbs, even 600 lbs possible if, like acnom said, other numbers were up to par. If you were really squatting 600 lbs, your deadlift should have been at least 450-500 (more likely 550-600).

    As for benching 360+ at 200ish bodyweight. Very doable. I know several guys in that weight range that bench 400+. They all hold state or national records in bench press in certain federations.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Guido View Post
    I'd believe 500 lbs, even 600 lbs possible if, like acnom said, other numbers were up to par. If you were really squatting 600 lbs, your deadlift should have been at least 450-500 (more likely 550-600).

    As for benching 360+ at 200ish bodyweight. Very doable. I know several guys in that weight range that bench 400+. They all hold state or national records in bench press in certain federations.
    DL was bad b/c of shoulder injury in football...AC joint displacement, so the pressure killed me..But I did notice I did better when I had the bar that u could stand in....the one kinda like dumbell squats?
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    Thats not really my issue.. I dont really have a problem believing you can squat 600lbs... at that weight.. yes it is a very impressive #, but I have a harder time believing that at the time of your 'lift' you seemed to be bordering 'untrained' #'s in comparison to your squat. Someone at 165lbs can put up some impressive numbers, but they will be putting up impressive #s in ALL of their lifts.

    If you came and claimed that you had a 600 lb squat, and a huge bench and dead.. i'd think you are probably exaggerating.. but i wouldnt dismiss it completely.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ancom41 View Post
    Thats not really my issue.. I dont really have a problem believing you can squat 600lbs... at that weight.. yes it is a very impressive #, but I have a harder time believing that at the time of your 'lift' you seemed to be bordering 'untrained' #'s in comparison to your squat. Someone at 165lbs can put up some impressive numbers, but they will be putting up impressive #s in ALL of their lifts.

    If you came and claimed that you had a 600 lb squat, and a huge bench and dead.. i'd think you are probably exaggerating.. but i wouldnt dismiss it completely.
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