Thread: wut is wrong with my bench?
11-10-2004, 04:39 AM #1
wut is wrong with my bench?
Im 19 years old around 168lbs. and Ive been lifting about 3 years now. Ive always wanted a big bench and when I first trained I overtrained my chest. Then I did my research and learned a lot about the sport. First off, I have had a good diet for about a year and a half, I train very hard and I workout my chest very hard and always have (that was my original goal since i hav adolescent gyno). But my highest max was around 205 at 165 pounds since I had a shoulder injury and I couldnt do shoulder presses or really bench for about a year? Is that like really bad? I was inured again and couldnt lift at all for a while and now my max is probably around 195, 200. I can only military press 120 lbs 4 reps, and i can close grip bench around 155 for about 5. Are these terrible stats? I need help. ...and serious shoulder mass i think cuz my pecs are not small everyone notices i hav an unproportionately big chest.
11-10-2004, 05:30 AM #2
are you working out the other large muscle groups such as legs and back... if not that is your problem, that would be like trying to build a street racing car but the only thing you bulk up is the tranny, it just will not work......
11-10-2004, 05:36 AM #3
yeah I try and train my back as hard as my chest! Also I do train legs consistantly. This is really hurting my self asteem about my potential to do good with my body.
11-10-2004, 05:40 AM #4
I do my bb and db rows. I just think that since I been broke lately my supplement funds have been down and my familys kinda strugglin and between the lack of money and school and work Its hard to eat the way I should be eating exactly.
11-10-2004, 06:28 AM #5AR Hall of Fame
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W/out a sound diet, your bench/lifting are not going to improve, nope.
11-10-2004, 06:42 AM #6Originally Posted by SwoleCat
11-10-2004, 09:01 AM #7
Sleep, proper nutrition, the right training, and of course PATIENCE. You'll increase weight but its not gonna happen over night.
11-22-2004, 06:00 PM #8New Member
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I am the same weight as you and I bench and shoulder press about the same as you, so I don't think you're doing all that bad.
You and I won't be doing the Olympia anytime soon (or ever), but I think we're a lot better off than 60% of people.
11-28-2004, 08:30 PM #9Originally Posted by hung-solo
I only wish i could get 8hrs sleep. 5 1/2 - 6 hours at most for me. It really ****ing kills me too.
11-29-2004, 05:36 AM #10Originally Posted by Special "K"
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