Agree with X
However, what you’re experiencing MAY be psychological. The fact that you’re performing better in one exercise, which happens to be a press movement, could be boosting your confidence with another.
You feel like you’re “getting stronger” at push ups, so you could also be expecting to be stronger in your bench.
Confidence goes a long way in all endeavors, especially heavy lifting.
Kind of a long shot, but possible, in my opinion.
[quote]Professor X wrote:
I can bench press 365x4 and can easily do 70+ pushups without stopping
I know plenty of people who can do 70+ pushups without stopping, who can’t even come close to a 300lb bench.
soo…you’re saying after a few weeks of doing DB and BB bench presses…your numbers went up?
good job sherlock.[/quote]
LOL. Most of the people I knew in the Air Force could do 70 push ups or more but very few could bench more than 250.
If I a in the gym using all of that equipment and all of that weight and feel the need to do push ups, I think something is wrong.
There is nothing wrong with push ups, but push ups won’t get your bench to 400+. Bench pressing a shit load of weight will though.
I used to see smaller guys do this all of the time…but they are still small. They would stop doing chest exercises to finish several sets of push ups next to the bench and then go home. You could stay at home and do push ups.[/quote]