I just love the internet guys here saying, "oh, i benched 315 in a year or 2 years. Lets get with reality. When I started lifting, I was probably 16, probably could bench, if i remember correctly, no more than 125lbs. it took me a good 5 years to bench that. maybe longer.
Anyone who says they benched 315 in under a year, is lying to you. Ok, if thats the case, you should be benching over 500lbs by now, RIGHTTTTT?? I suspect not. Why is it guys who say such thing, are most likely still only benching 315lbs. Why is that. They haven’t improved since then. lol. Its quite obvious it took them a hell of alot longer than a year or 2 to bench that. just use common sense. [/quote]
I half agree with that… I’ve personally never benched much more than 200lbs and I’ve been lifting for almost a year, I started out with a 130lb bench. I don’t know anyone who starts off lifting much more than that, but who knows how fast some people improve.[/quote]
If you start off lifting as a kid, like I did, how can you bench all that much.
first time I did bench press I was 15,at Tiger Line gym,Naples,Italy,I used 50kg/110kg for reps,at 17y s I was using 70/80kg (180lb),same gym.
from 17 to 18ys of age my strenght went up considerably,very probably because i started to hit the gym more seriously and because my body become full of hairs with gorilla voice LOL
at 15 my bw was 165,at 19 200lb,don’t think that the gym was related into bw gains,just genetic (age,from boy to man?)…
there are many variables in hittin decent numbers on big 3 but -again- how it is related to bb???
I could understand that strenght is related to sports (football,rugby,PL,etc etc) but we are on a bbing forum so it’s a matter of how much stress you put on fibers NOT how much you lift.