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Old 08-20-2010, 01:33 PM   #1
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I just put up the largest bench in my LIFE a couple days ago. Motivation becomes less of a factor when you just make working out part of a routine. You almost just start doing it on auto pilot.
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I just put up the largest bench in my LIFE a couple days ago. Motivation becomes less of a factor when you just make working out part of a routine. You almost just start doing it on auto pilot.
You finally did 135lbs? If you do it just as autopilot, you aren't working out very hard. That's how I'm working out now.
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I'm only 5'8", so when I was 194 I was considered "obese" by BMI although my fat percentage was something around 10%.
The Wii fit said I was borderline obese with my BMI. For those that have seen me, I'm pretty tall and lanky at 6'1" and 185-190.
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200 was the lowest I ever was a few years ago and all I did was a lot of cardio and eat salads. THEN i started eating normal food and GAINED 50lbs and Ive been 250 for some time now.
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I'm only 5'8", so when I was 194 I was considered "obese" by BMI although my fat percentage was something around 10%.
Well congrats, if you have a good size frame 180 should be a good weight, but if you are a narrow guy then I could see why you want to get to 165.

Either way good work!
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You finally did 135lbs? If you do it just as autopilot, you aren't working out very hard. That's how I'm working out now.
har har 135. The motivation part for me was to stop doing whatever else I had to do in a day to GET to the gym. Once I'm there I'm doing just fine... just need to break away and DO IT. Like Nike, yo.
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I'm actually gaining weight. Dropped about 10, and put it right back on elsewhere.
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Well congrats, if you have a good size frame 180 should be a good weight, but if you are a narrow guy then I could see why you want to get to 165.

Either way good work!
I have pretty broad shoulders. 180 is a decent size for me, but too heavy in my mind still. If I can keep my strength where it is now and get down to 165 I think it'd be perfect, for my liking.
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har har 135. The motivation part for me was to stop doing whatever else I had to do in a day to GET to the gym. Once I'm there I'm doing just fine... just need to break away and DO IT. Like Nike, yo.
LOL, when I get to the gym, I just want to leave and go home. How much did you put up?
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275. It's not much by some folks standards, but I've never benched more than 250... even when I was wrestling in high school. I recovered way fast though... usually it takes a few days to feel like I could go hit it again. But I'm thinking I'm going to get more done today.

Perhaps you could enlighten me... Whats a good practice for upping your max when it comes to benching?
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Don't fool yourself, 275lbs is a lot of weight. What percentage of people do you think can do that? The most I ever did was 335lbs 4 reps, no spot. If you really want to increase your max do this, well first I need to know how many times did you do 275lbs and did you touch the bar to your chest?
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I did 4x200lbs, 3x250, 2x275. solo, no spotter. over about 20min. ya bar touched my chest.

i'm using a squat machine at the gym, so if needed, I can just rotate the bar and lock it in before I drop it on myself.
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OK, first off, you are tiring your muscles when you do the reps before your 275lbs. This is what you do. Try and get a spotter for the heavier weights, just ask a random.

1st set = 8x135lbs
2nd set = 6X185lbs (just warming up the pecs, getting blood to them)
3rd set = 275lbs as much as you can do
4th set = 265 lbs as much as you can do
5th set = 255 lbs as much as you can do
6th set = 225 lbs as much as you can do

The 3rd set should always be your heaviest weight, and should be the first set after your warmups. QUIT using the squat machine, you aren't working your muscles that hard when you use it. If you can do 4 reps on your heaviest weight (3rd set) add 10 lbs the next week.
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They dont have any true bench setups tho, so if I'm going to bench, thats the closest thing they have to offer.... so that's what I'll be doing for now unfortunately.

I'll give your suggestion a try. Thanks, Turk.
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Working your max up is always about low reps, heavy weight. You will be sore as fuck the next day btw. Where are you working out at? Almost every place has a true bench.
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I'm working out at the gym in my office... its mostly treadmills, bikes and machines. A full rack of hand dumb bells, but no full bars.
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Do they have a bench for the dumbbells?
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Working your max up is always about low reps, heavy weight. You will be sore as fuck the next day btw. Where are you working out at? Almost every place has a true bench.
That's the weird part. That's the most I ever put up. 2 following days I barely felt sore at all.
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Do they have a bench for the dumbbells?
sure I can drag them around where ever
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That's the weird part. That's the most I ever put up. 2 following days I barely felt sore at all.
It's cause you're on the squat machine, and I'm not kidding.
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Well I've been benching on it now for a few weeks. And its left me SORE a few times for sure. Just weird that I didn't feel shit after putting up as much as I did. I'd been doing 4sets of 6 @ 200lb previously. That left me hurting
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You had just started though right? When you first start lifting, you will be sore regardless of what you do.
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Yes, just started on benching at that point.
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How many excercises do you do for chest? And do you do chest by itself or with another muscle group?
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I only do that one for chest. Man, I'm a workout nub. I've NEVER worked out seriously... until like the last couple months.
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