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Bench PR :)


#1

What's up folks, I'm going to shamelessly stoke my ego because I benched 300 for the first time. It's been a goal of mine for a while now. I started with a max of about 225 a year ago. I locked out 305 pretty easy, tried 315 but I screwed up my set-up and brought it too high on my chest where it got stuck (once the spotter got it moving I was able to lock it on my own). I know I'm good for it and will give it another shot real soon.

All attempts were raw.


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#2

Congrats!


#3

Good work man.

Keep it up.


#4

Good Job man, damn putting 75 lbs on your bench in a year is fucking awesome. I actually hit a PR on thursday too and 300 is my next goal. Anyway nice job man


#5

nice job man, success is addictive, enjoy it!


#6

Nice work. My next goal is to be able to do 300/400/500 bench/squat/dl. Bench is there, squat too, just need to bring my DL up (short arms help on bench, but not here!). My posterior chain is definetely a weak point I'm going to hammer.


#7

congrats! 300 has a nice ring to it, huh?!


#8

Good goals, but since we all vary between our relative squat and dead ability, I wouldn't necessarily expect a 500 dead to match. I can squat a little more than I can dead. Your choice, but how about 900 combined squat and dead.


#9

I know that the ratio varies a lot on torso/leg/arm length. I have a 405 squat and about a 425 DL right now. A 500 pound dead is still my goal however, it doesn't really matter how much my squat has to come up to reach that. If I have to squat 500 to DL 500 then so be it!


#10

Nice going man! 300 is a great bench achievement!


#11

Great work!


#12

I'm working real hard on my barbell bench right now. I have trouble on multiple sets and figuring out a good progression, but a lot of my sets lead me to believe 300 may be in my future:

205 X 10 easy.
225 x 6
245 x 4.

I spend a good deal of time progressing on dumbbell bench, and only recently have I been working on my barbell. My dumbbell best is 100's x 7, but I was advanced in my dumbell w/o doing barbell benchs for at least 6 months.


#13

Looks like someone's bringin home 3 bills for supper.


#14

When I hit 100s x 7 with dumbells, my max bench hit 310-with about a month working on it. In other words, you should have the strength base.