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Sstimate of 1RM benchpress


#1

If I can close gip 230 for 1 rep, what do guys (or girls) think I could do for my 1RM on the benchpress? I ask because I'll be testing it in 2 days and I'm not sure where to start, (I dont want to tire myself with more sets than I have to, excluding a brief warmup).


#2

I would guess around 260, but you can't completely accurately go by your CGB, because it depends upon the strength of your front delts and chest.


#3

how close do you do your close grips? how wide do you do your reg benches? depends on ALOT of things, I have always been able to close grip close to my reg bench(when I used to do them). I would say start around 250, and go up based on how easy it is. if you warm up w/low reps (ex. barx10,135x4,185x2 and MAYBE 225x1) and take 4-5 mins. between sets you should not have to worry about wearing yourself out. peace


#4

I do my CGB so my pinkies are the only fingers off the smooth part of the bar. I do my reg bench with my pinkies off the smooth part too, just wider(hope this makes sense)