went from my 135x10 bench 3 weeks ago (i was a little sore) to today, 150x10. ive been doing sets of 155x5setsx6reps and 165x5setsx3reps
do you think (if you're in this range) that i could do 200x1? im trying to see what i can get but i dont want to kill my self when i max out. if you are in this range of bench do you think i could get 200x1?
Thanks a lot
eh... i doubt it. I would say 185 tops, but it definetly varies. The best way to find out is just start working up and see how far you get, upping it 5-10 pounds at a time and see where you get.
I"m around that range and get 195 max. I think i did 155-160 ten times. Somewhere around there.
pssh go for 300
Get someone to slap the h*ll out of you right before you try the 200lbs. That gets your adrenaline going. Or atleast it does for me.
Did you just start working out or something? 30lbs on the bench in 3 weeks seems like a lot of weight if you were training for awhile before that. Is it possible that you just didn't push yourself as hard before? I've done that a few times.
i have already done 180x1 and that was before my 135x10 3 weeks ago. should i expect to get 200x1? or should I not kill myself? I want to get 200x1 by the end of the summer before school starts...
Use criticalbench.com or something to chart out what your 1 rep max should be. There should be no guessing with what a bench press max is since there are so many charts that you can use for this exercise.
Also, if you can only do 165x5, your 1 rep max is around 190lbs.
Last edited by -Superman-; 07-17-2007 at 09:38 AM.
Height: 6'0"; BW: 202lbs; Age: 24; BF: ~11%
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Bench: 250lbs; Squat: 350lbs lbs; Deadlift: 430 lbs
Military: 111lbsx8; Dips: BWx30; Pullups: BWx10; WChestP: 360lbsx7; 45LegP: 470lbsx20; C Raise: 360lbs; BB Curl: 105lbsx3; Lat Pull: 195lbsx5
The only true way to know what your max is is to try to max. Charts may give you an rough indication but in the end only you pressing the weight (or failing to press the weight) will confirm what your max is. I'd start off trying doubles or triples with a spotter (or in a cage) and go from there.
Charts don't mean **** honestly. I say this because when you train in a low rep range for powerifting, your CNS adapts to heavier loads for a low number of reps. A powerlifter may have a sick 1rm on one of the big 3 lifts but won't be able to bang out reps. Same goes for someone that trains in a higher rep range. You won;t have a sick 1rm if you don't train for it.
The calculators are a VERY rough estimate. I wouldn't post a 1rm unless you actually do the lift in the gym.
i appreicaite all the help guys...ill report in and see what i do get. thanks