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Benching 350lbs for Paused Reps at 170lbs


#1

This was last Friday, my medium day. I did 5 paused reps with 350. Then I did 6 more sets of 3-5 reps but touch and go.

I've always been a strong bencher. I could bench 320 when I was 15 and weighed 145lbs.

I'm hoping to be the best natural bench presser ever.

I'm also open to any critiques or anything that can make me better. Thanks.


#2

My bench sucks :frowning:


#3

what is your goal both BW and bar weight in order to become “the best natural bench presser ever” ?


#4

Solid bench. I saw your video of 440 at 161. Crazy strong! FYI Phillip Brewer did a competition bench of 500lbs at 165 this year.


#5

I was talking to one of the nurses at the hospital I work at about my latest bench press workout. She says “my cousin recently broke the world record in the bench press”. I thought “bullshit, everyone thinks their cousin or uncle is super strong but they don’t know what they are talking about”. I ask her her cousins name and she says Phillip Brewer. I look it up on Powerlifting Watch and sure enough he is the record holder. I then felt even worse about my own sucky bench press.


#6

Mighty impressive.


#7

Amazing stuff good luck with your goal :slight_smile: