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    Talking 405 bench 3X! woohoo!

    i never really do one rep max workouts, but i was just curious to see what i'm up to now. my previous high was 340 when i weighed 185. anyways, i loaded up 405 and was able to do it three times, no bounce, perfect form. i know it's probably not a big deal to you guys, but i'm stoked! :thumbup:

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    not a big deal? dude that is huge weight! great job. how much you weigh now? im 170 and max at 250 is that decent?

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    this morning i weighed 216. a 250 max is nothing to sneeze at when you weigh 170.

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    Quote Originally Posted by spkmania
    this morning i weighed 216. a 250 max is nothing to sneeze at when you weigh 170.
    ok i guess im still a peon

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    no, i said it was a good thing!

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    good lifts fellas

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    4 wheels a side, that's impressive bro!

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    That's super good. I am 5-8lbs lighter and my 1RM is 315lbs but I am not one who lifts very heavy all the time as risk of injury increases twofold. And at middle age it is easier to do. But bicep curls I can do 135lb for reps not too bad .

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    congrats bro thats fckn huge, even 340 at 185 is huge im around 180 and i cant do anywhere near that.

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    I was curious to as how tall you were and was that a raw lift? (raw meaning no bench shirt). That is a great lift. I just had friend compete at a power lifting comp and someone your weight lifting more than twice there weight would make a strong contender for the competition. When I hit 405 3xs it was a great feeling but than again, I do not weigh anywhere close to 185lbs. Good Job

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    Good job, bro on the 405 for three. I will be there by my next cycle in March '05, but I am a little bit heavier than you 227lbs.

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    good job bro.. im jealous.. the best i could do on my last cycle was 385 weighing 180... i wanted 4 plates more then anything only 20 more lbs!! but couldnt get it.. next cycle for sure tho... !!

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    405 is killer, i can only do 335 for 3 reps flat bench and 315 for 3 on incline. and 250 for smaller bros in very descent, just keep working and the weight will go up. attitude is very important for me when lifting heavy i get mad at the weight and defy it to keep me from pushing it through the roof! when lifting for max get mean. and never be disapointed at not being able to lift as much as other guys, use it as motivation to try harder, as long as you are giving your all you should feel good

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    i'm 5'11 and i didn't use a bench shirt. i don't even know what one looks like.

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    are u juicing ? or is that 100% natural

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    i dont know what a bench shirt is either

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    Quote Originally Posted by craneboy
    i dont know what a bench shirt is either

    You don't want to know Bro. If it ain't raw it don't count

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    i cant even squat 405 yet
    so id say a 405 tripple at your bw is **** good!

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    Bench shirt.....Think of it a a giant rubber band that when the weight goes down it stretches toward the bottom which then lifts a good chunk of the weight back off of your chest and up to a certain height where they proceed to lock out their arms and consider it a set.

    If they can use bench shirts I want to be able to use a forklift to help me get it off my chest too.

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    Impressive man. What kind of work do you do for your chest? I have been stuck at 405lb as a one rep for a considerable time now and am getting frustrated. What methods have you taken to get over the hump since getting up there in weight. The heavier the weight the slower the progress it seems.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mitch911
    are u juicing ? or is that 100% natural
    no, this is my third cycle.

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    Quote Originally Posted by beyonddriven
    Impressive man. What kind of work do you do for your chest? I have been stuck at 405lb as a one rep for a considerable time now and am getting frustrated. What methods have you taken to get over the hump since getting up there in weight. The heavier the weight the slower the progress it seems.
    i started this routine about six months ago:

    3 sets flat bench
    3 sets incline bench
    3 sets decline
    3 sets incline dumbell
    3 sets of hammer bench
    3 sets of pec dec/flyes/or cable crossover
    3 sets of dips

    i haven't been going to failure on every set, but probably about 60-70% of them.

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    **** that is alot of chest work

    are you currently on a cycle? and what is hammer bench?

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    Quote Originally Posted by spkmania
    i started this routine about six months ago:

    3 sets flat bench
    3 sets incline bench
    3 sets decline
    3 sets incline dumbell
    3 sets of hammer bench
    3 sets of pec dec/flyes/or cable crossover
    3 sets of dips

    i haven't been going to failure on every set, but probably about 60-70% of them.
    **** bro that is allot of sets for just chest....might wanna try cuting some of those out and going more intense..might be surprised at where it well take you...on the other hand you seem to making some pretty good gains

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    Quote Originally Posted by CarvedFromStone
    **** bro that is allot of sets for just chest....might wanna try cuting some of those out and going more intense..might be surprised at where it well take you...on the other hand you seem to making some pretty good gains
    yep, 21 total sets. my max has gone from probably 250-275 to 430 (estimate) using this routine. i'll milk this one for all it's worth, then i can try another routine (maybe less sets, more intensity).

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bound for Muscle
    **** that is alot of chest work

    are you currently on a cycle? and what is hammer bench?
    the hammer strength bench. and i just did my last shot my my cycle yesterday, so i'll be starting pct soon.

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    Quote Originally Posted by spkmania
    yep, 21 total sets. my max has gone from probably 250-275 to 430 (estimate) using this routine. i'll milk this one for all it's worth, then i can try another routine (maybe less sets, more intensity).
    How long have you been using this routine then? B/c going from 275 to 430 is an awesome jump. I would have to agree with the others 21 sets seems like a lot unless you are running a lot of gear IMO but hey it works for you good so stick with it.

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    on incline I did 5 reps with 2 45's and a 35 on each side is that decent?

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    Quote Originally Posted by beyonddriven
    How long have you been using this routine then? B/c going from 275 to 430 is an awesome jump. I would have to agree with the others 21 sets seems like a lot unless you are running a lot of gear IMO but hey it works for you good so stick with it.
    probably about 6-8 months. yeah, it is alot of sets, but i'm seeing improvement every week, so until i plateau, i'm gonna stick with it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MASStermind
    on incline I did 5 reps with 2 45's and a 35 on each side is that decent?
    i do reps with 315 on the flat bench, and reps with 225 on incline. you're doing 205 on incline, so i'd say that's pretty good.

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    whats "hammer benching"?

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    Quote Originally Posted by jgg1221
    whats "hammer benching"?
    hammer strength machine

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    Quote Originally Posted by spkmania
    hammer strength machine
    Great lift spk.

    The hammer strength bench is the horizontal bench machine i assume. Right?

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    Quote Originally Posted by nsa
    Great lift spk.

    The hammer strength bench is the horizontal bench machine i assume. Right?
    i use both the horizontal and the incline. i alternate depending on how i'm feeling.

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    Quote Originally Posted by spkmania
    i do reps with 315 on the flat bench, and reps with 225 on incline. you're doing 205 on incline, so i'd say that's pretty good.
    more like 295lbs

    and yes for 5 reps its pretty dammn impressive!

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    Quote Originally Posted by TRLS63
    more like 295lbs

    and yes for 5 reps its pretty dammn impressive!
    ooops, my bad, i was thinking two total 45's. i always sucked at math.

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    did 405 five times today, still making progress with 21 sets.

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    thats awesome.

    im repping 275lbs at the moment.

    but considering my one rep max was 154 lbs 2 years ago i cant complain... one day strength will kick in.

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    Quote Originally Posted by spkmania
    did 405 five times today, still making progress with 21 sets.
    That's a lot of weight any way you look at it. Anyone else in your gym putting up those #s? I can't believe you made that much progress in 6-8 months, that's incredible. I wouldn't change the program, even though I do think its a lot of sets. Its obviously working for ya and you're still making gains. Mad props bro. You must feel like gold handling that kind of weight. I'm sure people stare.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JdJuicer
    That's a lot of weight any way you look at it. Anyone else in your gym putting up those #s? I can't believe you made that much progress in 6-8 months, that's incredible. I wouldn't change the program, even though I do think its a lot of sets. Its obviously working for ya and you're still making gains. Mad props bro. You must feel like gold handling that kind of weight. I'm sure people stare.
    yeah, people do kinda stop and watch. i don't care for the attention, but at the same time, it's kinda cool to know that people are impressed. i haven't seen anyone where i'm at lift 405 more than once.

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