My gym buddy made a bet with a friend of his that he and I would be able to bench press 100kg (220 pounds) 1RM by the beginning of October. We started going to the gym at the beginning of February this year, doing whole body exercises three times a week, alternating workouts each session. Each exercise is 4 sets of 6 reps:
workout 1: Bench Press, squats, chin ups
workout 2: Bent-over rows, deadlifts, shoulder press
We don’t have much control over diet (eating college food, but its fairly healthy), I am taking 10g creatine/day and 3g of HMB, as well as 30g of protein twice a day in the form of shakes. We get about 8 hours sleep a night.
My question is, given that I am currently lifting 155 pounds (4x6 reps), how realistic is our goal of lifting 220 (1RM) by October? Is there anything we could do to maximise our chances of getting there? We’re not obsessing about bench press or focussing on numbers, but i was wondering how realistic this is.