posted on Mar, 22 2005 @ 09:00 AM
Originally posted by poonchang
Astrocreep, I think you're full of it. You don't know your one rep max? That's what the bench is all about!! At least you could fake it:
Benching well over 500? Why aren't you competing? If you're seriously throwing up 400+ pounds at 12 reps, you might be able to bench 600 pounds if
you trained for 1 rep. That would make you stronger than anyone in the NFL and put you in a very exclusive club. Everyone I know that strength trains
never even comes close to 10 reps, that's for bodybuilders. Can you post a pic? I'm sorry, but I have to see it to believe it. If you post a pic of
you benching 500 pounds then I will eat my cat...er...hat.
Yea, I agree actually...benching 407 (why 407 and not 405 or somthing?) is very good for one rep...but to get it 12 times is amazing...unless you are
really heavy, have been seriously training for at least 5 years (probably more), or taking certain illegal "supplements", that is a very tough feat.
And according to that weight lifted, you would be able to hit 600 if you did start training for strength (1-3 reps) in your lifting..
edit: I read through it again, he is a pretty big guy, and has been lifting a while it looks like...the first post was well over a year ago, and if
he has been seriously training since then, it's possible...although, once you start getting into such heavy weight, it is very hard to make good
progress. But he does weigh 238 as well.
I never max out on any lifts either, as it really does nothing for strength or muscle progress...basically just good for showing off how much you can
lift. Usually on things like bench, squat, and deadlift I try to keep it in the 3-6 rep range. Those are all very taxing lifts on your body, so the
lower reps is good for adding sheer strength, power, and gaining more muscle. But I would also be interested in your other lifts, astrocreep.
[edit on 22-3-2005 by Shoktek]