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What is your Bench?
« on: July 31, 2012, 09:04:41 PM »
Ok time to show what you can do beside 16oz lets see you benching and all those plates. Crushing your self is not allowed!

I can do 225 at least. Picture to follow.
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« Reply #1 on: August 01, 2012, 04:25:06 AM »
I work out with weights regularly, I don't know my max right now but it is probably around 265, maybe a little more depending on the spot. ;) I used to be able to max over 300 but I doubt I could get that now. I work out with 185-245 (increasing the weight during sets with a warm up of 135). BTW: I weight about 175 and am about 5'7". Not a big guy.
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Re: What is your Bench?
« Reply #2 on: August 01, 2012, 05:58:03 AM »
Hmmm...Not sure how much the transmissions actually weigh.
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Re: What is your Bench?
« Reply #3 on: August 01, 2012, 07:44:41 AM »
Haven't benched anything in a couple years now. back when I was doing it regularly I was in the 200 range. Now I still can standing press my ~30 lb son up in the air about 5 times before I think I might drop him. My shoulder has been bothering me for the last couple months and everytime I toss him up in the air I think 'hmm, I wonder why my shoulder hurts?'.

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Re: What is your Bench?
« Reply #4 on: August 01, 2012, 08:17:44 AM »
In 2005 I did 300 pounds in the 148 pound division.



I was 49 at the time. Now I just use light weights to keep my muscle toned. I suppose now I could probably do 200 to 220. I currently weigh 142.

Truthfully, in my opinion the true tests of strength are the Squat



I hit 400 in this picture.

And the Deadlift



My best was a triple bodyweight 445.
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« Reply #5 on: August 01, 2012, 08:20:13 AM »
The photos in my post were taken at the WPA World Championships at the Opryland Hotel in Nashville TN. It was May 5-7 I think of 2005.
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« Reply #6 on: August 01, 2012, 08:58:58 AM »
Awesome! I agree with your thoughts on squats. I doubt I could hit 315 on squat anymore but I used to. I keep the weight pretty low on that now, rarely going over 225. But I run 3-5 times a week (less mileage in the summer) and the combination of running and squats is just too much. I only do squats once a week now.
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Re: What is your Bench?
« Reply #7 on: August 01, 2012, 10:58:37 AM »
When I lay on my back, I tend to fall asleep.

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« Reply #8 on: August 01, 2012, 11:44:47 AM »
When I lay on my back, I tend to fall asleep.


You better have yer ass out there runnin'! ;)
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Re: What is your Bench?
« Reply #9 on: August 01, 2012, 02:54:37 PM »
A full keg is ~180 lb, but I guess that's more of a deadlift. ;)
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Re: What is your Bench?
« Reply #10 on: August 01, 2012, 07:47:32 PM »
When I lay on my back, I tend to fall asleep.

+1 I figure if I ever get hit by a bus, I'll be to unconscious to lift it off me anyways.

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« Reply #11 on: August 01, 2012, 10:12:16 PM »
Major, I always thought you were tall, like me. I'll be damned. Funny how you get images of people you never met in your head, then are shocked to learn they are all wrong. Are you sure you're not over six foot?
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Re: What is your Bench?
« Reply #12 on: August 01, 2012, 10:23:41 PM »
I work out with weights regularly, I don't know my max right now but it is probably around 265, maybe a little more depending on the spot. ;) I used to be able to max over 300 but I doubt I could get that now. I work out with 185-245 (increasing the weight during sets with a warm up of 135). BTW: I weight about 175 and am about 5'7". Not a big guy.

I am 5'6. And I do know how running does not mix with squats. Both take a toll on the lower back. I bicycled for cardio.
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« Reply #13 on: August 02, 2012, 05:50:51 AM »
Major, I always thought you were tall, like me. I'll be damned. Funny how you get images of people you never met in your head, then are shocked to learn they are all wrong. Are you sure you're not over six foot?
He's definitely not!

But my ego is 7' 8".
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Re: What is your Bench?
« Reply #14 on: August 09, 2012, 08:32:58 PM »
I agree about squats, but maybe clean and jerks are a true test. Last squat in college was 720 (unofficial). 20 plus years ago. My knees let me know about that daily. Nothing like having a bar bend on your back, loved that feeling.
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