Well he is extremely lean right now and obviously when he gain 40 lbs there will be a huge difference. But this increase is at least 1/3 of his max. On a non beginner that’s really really hard. Just think if someone makes that progress for 10 years (not the same ofc, 100lbs in one year, 50 the other, 25 etc) will be near 600 lbs.[/quote]
I guess we’ll find out lol. I’m sifting back through my records right now, and last time I went from 215 it looks like, to 285. So that was a good 70 lbs. in 4 months I believe it was. [/quote]
Yeah… 135 -> 225 often only takes a few months, -> 315 + 1 year or so perhaps, can def. be done in less (you can make it from your starting point to 315 in a year total if you do most things right and your setup on the bench is ok, but due to the learning aspect of bodybuilding people just usually don’t manage), -> 405 takes quite a bit more effort, but still doable in 2-3 years total training time (it depends) but most don’t make it there at all because they simply don’t improve their diet enough and such, don’t have the resources (are in college or whatever), or some such thing, or they take way longer because they have to learn stuff first, maybe relearn how to bench correctly for their frame, etc…
Then on to 495 is really difficult and can take years of additional training time and usually you’ll have to weigh like 245-250 at average height perhaps… Plus/minus depending on leverages and setup.
585 is something even most really serious trainees never reach. Unless you have a genetic gift for benching like Hoornstra and co, you’ll have to weigh quite a lot to get there (even so, if you don’t have at least decent leverages, you’re probably going to get stuck between 500-550 or so even if you do absolutely everything right, diet, training and setup wise and are weighing a drug-free 280 or 300… Guess you may blow past that if you made it to a seriously fat 325+ with a huge arch on the bench lol), have a setup going that’s works perfectly for you, lots of tri and shoulder strength (pecs only depending on your setup style really, but of course some)…
Gotta say though, I don’t see gains like that happening on madcow 5x5
Your routine certainly matters to an extent here, too.