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For Those that Bench 365 Plus


#1

For the guys that can bench 365 plus how many times can you rep out 315? I can get it around 6 times, which should put me around 370 max, but I went for a top single today at 365 and missed it. Frustrating as hell.


#2

Some people are better doing reps than singles. My best squat set for example is 18x125kg at a time when I couldn't even dream of doing a 160kg single. It's all about what you are conditioned to do. If you do a lot of rep work and can easily rep that 315 you mentioned, you still might fail a single that's not even that much higher in weights if you aren't used to the weight or doing singles. Same thing applies the other way around.


#3

My best competition bench was 385 at 4 weeks ago at RPS. Attempted 405 and went up fast off the chest and stalled towards the top. I hit 7 reps during the cycle and maybe could have squeezed out an eighth but wasn't worth it without a spotter.


#4

Do you practice heavy singles (or even heavy triples at 90-95 percent) often?

How you translate from reps -> singles depends where you spend most of your time working. If you train mostly in the 8-12 rep range, the calculator probably skews a little in that direction for you.


#5

I've been training mostly in the 4-6 rep range with some occasional heavy doubles with 325-335. You're right I probably just need to be more conditioned to do top singles more often.


#6

I train heavy most days and can hit 315x6. With a paused bench 380 and tng 390


#7

I have always been better at reps. Recently benched 315 for 10 and finally hit 400. I squat 415 for 20 reps belt only like a warm-up but 550 would probably fold me over right now belt only.


#8

My numbers are about the same as vince.


#9

305x5, 315x4, 325x3, 345x2, 365x1.

Not much of a repper.


#10

my max squat is 585 with belt and sleeves right now but holy shit 415x20 would kill me haha


#11

I can rep at least 6x but i doubt my PR or 350 can exceed 365


#12

My formula six reps x 1.21 iam fast twitch verys greatly. I could bench 405 when i triple 365 , no guys who have to do 365 x 5 to bench 405. Range of motion has something to do with. A 500lb sumo puller can pull 405 x 10 12 , a conventional puller can get 5 to 7 with 405. It varies.


#13

I hit 365 a few months ago and never did max reps for 315 but I would be surprised if I could get 5. Train doubles and singles, if you don't already, and you will get it.