09-12-2004, 07:55 PM #1
Can I win a Bench Contest for my wieght?
HI, im 5'8" and around 165lbs (naked) now after a few weeks of dieting.
I can bench 315 for 2 reps (clean). do you think i could compete in a bench competition?
09-12-2004, 08:02 PM #2
make sure to train with a bench shirt or you'll get smoked. It all depends on your competition too. Anything over 200% of your bw w/o a shirt is good IMO. The best ive seen here in Iowa was 270% with a shirt. So id say you could hold your own bro.
09-12-2004, 08:15 PM #3
so if your 100lbs your bench should be 300? i cant do % conversions. i dont wear shirt but i hear itll ad like 20-30lbs
09-12-2004, 08:20 PM #4Originally Posted by Jantzen4k
09-12-2004, 08:22 PM #5
where does one get a shirt???
09-12-2004, 08:26 PM #6Originally Posted by Jantzen4k
09-13-2004, 12:22 AM #7
actually a good shirt with practice can add up to 250 lbs to a bench press. it just all depends on your skill with it, and how the shirt makes up for your deficiencies.
09-13-2004, 02:17 AM #8Originally Posted by Chris Columbus
315 for 2 reps at 165 is great bro and if you can find a local gym bench press contest where they don't allow shirts or funny tactics I'm sure you would place in the top 3 if not better for your weight class. The last time I was in a bench contest was with Golds gym back in 95 (**** almost 10 years ago)and although I didn't win with a press of 440 or so since I was in the 220+ class at the time(competing with 300+ lbers) it was a lot of fun and I got to see some very impressive Bro's throw up some nice weight which motivated me to get my numbers higher which I'm still trying to do.
09-13-2004, 02:26 AM #9Originally Posted by Benches505
09-13-2004, 04:20 AM #10Associate Member
Originally Posted by Chris Columbus
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09-14-2004, 03:11 PM #11Junior Member
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i wish i would have stayed heavy into powerlifting back when i was in high school. i was 140 and my max was 315 at the beginning of my senior year. unfortunately i have been out of the power lifting scene for 3 years now and there is now way i could do anything near that amount. maybe one day i will work back up to it. but yeah, i think you should definetly compete, i think you would have a good chance. good luck bro if you do.
09-15-2004, 07:28 PM #12New Member
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You take steroids ....that's illegal! Equipment is something available to everyone and it's legal.
09-15-2004, 11:19 PM #13Originally Posted by Merlin_TM
And lets not forget that the vast majority of the strong benchers in PL these days are using juice and GH to name a few and still use the shirts. Powerlifting has changed so much that raw strength isn't the main factor anymore..technique and tools are and that just makes the sport less interesting to many people..why do you think the sport has gone downhill so much? No disrespect intended toward the hardcore Pl'ers keeping it alive maybe your dedication can eventually turn it around.
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