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Posted: 5/20/2003 10:03:18 AM EDT
one time? five times? 110% body weight my friend told me you should be able to do your body weight 5 times then someone else said you should be able to do it once??
Link Posted: 5/20/2003 10:12:29 AM EDT
I think that every guy should be able to bench their body weight at least once. I am currently trying to achieve the 12 times that a cross country girl will put up with no sweat at the gym. Some day perhapse.
Link Posted: 5/20/2003 11:37:15 AM EDT
The answer to your question is the same as the answer to "how many guns should I have?"
Link Posted: 5/20/2003 11:47:38 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 5/22/2003 8:49:51 AM EDT by SHIVAN458]
My feeling is that you should be able to push, pull or suspend your weight in any direction. With the bench press being a linear motion, my max 5 years ago was 270 with a body weight of 185. I weigh 205 now, and can likely only bench 225....[edit: checked this -- 225lbs x3 -- I am so ashamed. [rolleyes]] I can do 50 pushups fairly easily and can do about 14 - 17 pullups.... I guess it is all what you feel you need as mentioned above.
Link Posted: 5/20/2003 12:20:49 PM EDT
Link Posted: 5/20/2003 2:11:04 PM EDT
There are probably many "yardsticks" out there. Here is one. BW = body weight < BW = normal, non-lifter 1.0 BW - 1.5 BW = good 1.5 BW - 2.0 BW = excellent 2.0 BW - 2.5 BW = power lifter 2.5 BW - 3.0 BW = champion power lifter This is just a guide. People will probably chime in with suggestions/criticisims
Link Posted: 5/21/2003 11:12:58 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 5/21/2003 11:14:48 AM EDT by Yojimbo]
My best has been 15 reps with 240lbs at a body weight of 170lbs. It's not that great but it's pretty good for short guy like me. [;)] I don't know what my max was at the time I did that.
Link Posted: 5/21/2003 4:01:23 PM EDT
i seem to recall, and i could be wrong (i often am), that the fbi requires 80% body weight for men and 50% for women. somebody i knew in high school had to do a bunch of physical examinations for the branch of the military he was joining or the military academy he wanted to attend... something military. anyway, he had to bench his own weight twice in succession.
Link Posted: 5/22/2003 1:28:16 AM EDT
Originally Posted By stemcell: There are probably many "yardsticks" out there. Here is one. BW = body weight < BW = normal, non-lifter 1.0 BW - 1.5 BW = good 1.5 BW - 2.0 BW = excellent 2.0 BW - 2.5 BW = power lifter 2.5 BW - 3.0 BW = champion power lifter This is just a guide. People will probably chime in with suggestions/criticisims
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Heavier(currently 265) guys like myself will have a tough time with the upper limit on that scale, but it seems to be a good, overall evaluation.
Link Posted: 5/22/2003 8:41:41 AM EDT
I had a powerlifter friend in college who benched 637 lbs in the 232lb weight class. Amazing. He used to toy around with 450 lbs like it wasn't even there. An NFL team used to have their training camp at our school & this guy would make the pro football players shake their heads.
Link Posted: 5/24/2003 11:12:48 AM EDT
[b]There are probably many "yardsticks" out there. Here is one. BW = body weight < BW = normal, non-lifter 1.0 BW - 1.5 BW = good 1.5 BW - 2.0 BW = excellent 2.0 BW - 2.5 BW = power lifter 2.5 BW - 3.0 BW = champion power lifter This is just a guide. People will probably chime in with suggestions/criticisims [/b] This looks similar to an article I read in Ironman magazine bby Bradley J Steiner back in the mid 90s. He had goals for wt trng based on body wt. Like: Bench Press 100% of body wt for 6-10 reps Squat 125% - 150% of body wt for 6-10 reps Deadlift 150% - 175% for 6-10 Curl 50% for 6-10 Military Press 75% for 6-10 Thoughts? Comments?
Link Posted: 5/24/2003 5:25:55 PM EDT
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