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    figuring out my max bench

    ive heard off of some website to wait two days without any working out to go check your max. im planning on doing so soon. is this right or should i have worked out sometime before it?

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    I personally like to get a couple of days rest and do some light warm up. It really depends on what your routine is but I would get some rest do some light weight and get a PR!
    Last edited by SFTS; 02-07-2007 at 09:57 PM.

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    PR?

    p.s. im a no0b to weight lifting

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    ....tried to think of something funny that was also PR, but I bombed it. sorry all.
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    after you find your max, i would suggest doing a bench cycle based on your max. I'm doing the ed coan bench cycle and i increased my bench by 15 pounds in 12 weeks. Doesn't sound like much, but once you get by the initial increase when u start lifting weights, 15 lbs is pretty decent.

    here, just enter your max, then hit calculate: http://www.joeskopec.com/edcoanbench.html

    edit: its just my opinion, but if ur routine works for you, keep doing yours...

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    definately. Do some sort of cycle, whether the one mentioned, or possibly Bill Starr's 5 x 5, though since you're new to lifting you may want to stick to 3 x 8, until you are used to lifting real heavy for short reps. Once you get to the heavy weights, you'll love it.
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    definately. Do some sort of cycle, whether the one mentioned, or possibly Bill Starr's 5 x 5, though since you're new to lifting you may want to stick to 3 x 8, until you are used to lifting real heavy for short reps. Once you get to the heavy weights, you'll love it.
    Theres really no need for him to do a 3x8... the whole point of routines like a 5x5 is to start out at a weight you can easlily rep and week by week increase till you are making new PR's.

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