[quote]Jim Wendler wrote:
I will be the outlier voice but I have taken my bench max up while not gaining weight. As a rock climber strength to weight matters a lot. In the fall of 211 I weighed 155 lbs and my 2 rep max was 285. Using 5/3/1 since last August, My new 2 rep Max is 315, and I Weigh 151.[/quote]
Dude, you should take up power lifting as a sport. With a 2RM of 315 and BW of 150, you are beating a lot of the British Power Lifting competitors at a BWs of 175. [/quote]
Im 155lb and now feel very deflated. Fuck…
What’s a good total at 150lb these days in the UK? (Amature) i would like to do a raw meet one day. [/quote]
A good total is whatever you work tirelessly for. Just do what you have to do to succeed and let the chips fall where they may.
Don’t get caught up in the numbers of others; get caught up in the process. [/quote]
So True. Lifting is not even my main passion, rock climbing is. I would trade ability in bench press for more climbing ability anyday, but thats not how it works. Some people are just naturals. I didn’t consistenly lift from 1999-2011, but at any time I did start lifting, I would bench 275 within 3-4 weeks, and never weighed more than 160.