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Benching one rep max

Discussion in 'Strength & Conditioning' started by ClydeG19, May 22, 2005.

  1. ClydeG19

    ClydeG19

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    I found this chart www.criticalbench.com/chart.htm to help project my one rep max. The question I have is do you have to do that number of reps in one set or as many sets as you need? Does your one rep max approximately fit into this table accurately or is this table complete bunk?
     
  2. California Jack

    California Jack Millennium Member

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    Link doesn't work for me. There are lits of different RM estimators. THey are usually of +/- 10% for me.
     

  3. ClydeG19

    ClydeG19

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  4. California Jack

    California Jack Millennium Member

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    Yes, that is for one set. I am about 10 pounds higher than that chart says I should be.
     
  5. robwebbg22

    robwebbg22 DeOppressoLiber

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    Max bench is way way over rated!! I do 225 around 30 times on my first set an I am a huge favorite in the gym. I dont lift over 225 way 2 many negative benefits. For strength training/testing on the NFL test they put 225 on a bar an tell you to go get some. I think this is much better on your body not as much wear an tear on your elbow/shoulder joints.
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  6. NDGlock

    NDGlock OIF2, KFOR12

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    I witnessed a guy working out at my gym working out w/405. He did 12 reps!!!! He moved up to 500 and did it 6 reps!!!!

    His personal best was 405 for 16 reps.

    He did this w/out a powerlifting shirt or belt. He is badass. He looks like an off season bodybuilder (defined but not super cut) but has the power of a powerlifter.

    He doesn't run much though.

    I would say he is 5'10 and 265 lbs.
     
  7. robwebbg22

    robwebbg22 DeOppressoLiber

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    He is without a doubt a power lifter an a pretty good one at that. I may be going out on a limb but he has had a few cycles running through his veins. Hell you start juicing an you will get huge gains. I have not. I will not an will never. I don't need to go to jail over a 100 pound gain in a bench. Its safe if done right I am a 100 percent believer in that but it's not for me. I have guys I know that juice an send money an get their stuff off ebay lol!!!
    Anyway keep workin hard!!!
    a SHIRT ADDS ABOUT 40 LBS TO YOUR MAX AN HELPS HOLD ALL YOUR JOINTS IN SO YOU DON'T BLOW THEM OUT.