What do you guys bench as opposed to the combined weight of your dumbbell press?
Good question , 400lb benchers cant use 200lb DB’S thou as a rule , when i did 405 for a triple i would use 120-135DB for reps on incline, i think there was an articel on here about this but, there are so many variables to it
When I just started working out, I benched for like three months. I stopped benching and started only dumbell benching. My bench for 10-12 reps was 120lbs then. I was benching 10-12 reps with a 45 in each hand.
I’m at 55s now for 8-10 reps, but I have no idea what my bench is.
So, at was 120 bench and 45s dumbell press
85lbs db for 12 reps
because 85 is as high as they go
I can do 100 pds for 10 reps or 110 for 5 and probably a 120 for a single… not sure though. Haven’t benched in years because of bad shoulders, so I have no idea what the would translate to…
Not sure on maxes, but today I did 4x295 lbs on barbell bench, and the most I have ever done on dumbbell bench (sometime last week) was 2 or 3 reps at 135 lb dbs. So I would estimate something a bit over 90% for myself.
I always equated 100 lb dumbbells to 225 and 110’s to 245. But I could be wrong.
Funny, i was reading it last night!
My Bench is about 105kg (231lbs)
Flat Db is about 47-50kg i think… 40kg for 6 so…
40kg x co-eff 1.21 = 48kg (105lbs)!
Co-efficient calcs are here…
I was looking for those articles, thanks.
I max benched for shits and giggles a couple of months ago (rarely do bench) and put up 270.
Monday I put up 5x5 with 110 dbs
I doubled check this against the numbers provided in http://www.T-Nation.com/...e.do?id=1876162 and they do not match up. Authors example, someone benching 300 should be using 95 dbs, except they say the formula is bench weight *80% then divided by 2. That would yield 120 lbs dbs. It appears the 95 lb dbs came from (300 * 80% * 80%)/2. So I am not sure of the proper formula.
My numbers suggest an 80% relationship between dbs and bb bench. However, if someone routinely does both exercises it would most likely differ somewhat.
I probably could hit 110s, but after 100s in my gym they go to 120 :(. MY BB bench is around 245/250.