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Posted 2/17/13
I can bench 20 pounds, max.
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Posted 2/17/13

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I can't even lift the goddamn bench press bar at my school... o.o


Hey now, not being able to lift it takes skill, you should be proud!


Hahaha I shall embrace this unique skill then XD
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Posted 2/17/13

butthurtking wrote:

I can bench 20 pounds, max.


If you do it regularly, that's a bit shocking. Lol.
Posted 2/17/13

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butthurtking wrote:

I can bench 20 pounds, max.


If you do it regularly, that's a bit shocking. Lol.


Last time was in like 10th grade.
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Posted 2/17/13
I think I started out at either 90 or 135 when was 14. Already had a decent build, and I was eating properly. Bunch of friends encouraged me to start lifting. Went up to 155 rep max before I left that place.

I'm 18 and may probably max out somewhere between 80 and 110, if I'm any good. I haven't benched in a while, and I own only a kid's set. So I can't accurately measure my current limit. But I know as soon as I get started again, I'll be back up, even higher than in my prime. I'm just stunted with all the stuff I've got to do, I don't even have time to get all my other schedules done. Weight-lifting, morning and afternoon pills and workouts, acne treatment, all this shit's been pushed into a corner until I can get my head straight.

But honestly, I consider it a good minimum if you can do reps of 100. I'm not like most of the guys at my school. "Do creatine, muscle milk, steroids, etc. and bench reps of 250."
You couldn't imagine the heat I got for telling everyone my max as a freshman. Looking at my skinny body they hardly believed I could press anything. And then again it's also common knowledge that most people who lift should also be able to legpress at least twice their weight.

One day when I get back in shape, I'll be up to benching 45's and legpressing a couple of those at a time like I used to. I'll eventually get back into abs training and all that, and I'll be in more shape than my prime. I call 14,15 my prime because when I left the group that I got all fit at, I steadily slouched back, grew all that fat back, and became a couch potato who could lift 80 at max. I just need to get my driver's license(I'm 18 and still have zero experience) and an anytime fitness or snap fitness membership.

Not to mention I plan to enter the Airforce. I've heard they are the least threatening when it comes to boot camp. As in, they don't push you as much as the other branches do.
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Posted 2/17/13 , edited 2/17/13

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Exactly. Why can't we just get along? I bet Little Bear is a insecure Little Boy inside and that is the reason why he attacks and insults. I bet he thinks I was showing off by stating the level of my strength, which I wasn't. I wast just making statements, nothing more and nothing less.



Zomg, this guy is making me cry so hard right now.

Actually, I was making fun of your dumb ass, for being so sexist about what that girl could lift.

Way to get it wrong and act like an ass.

This message brought to you by someone that doesn't have to act tough on the internet.
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Posted 2/17/13
I can bench ONE rep of 150 pounds, lawl. Yeah, I never lift. All I do are pullups and pushups every day. But, hey, I weigh 135 so that's not TOO bad, is it?
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Posted 2/17/13

Morbidhanson wrote:

I can bench ONE rep of 150 pounds, lawl. Yeah, I never lift. All I do are pullups and pushups every day. But, hey, I weigh 135 so that's not TOO bad, is it?


Naw. That's not bad. Being able to bench over you own weight is good.
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Posted 2/17/13
As far as being able to do one rep, I can probably manage 180 or so.

During an actual workout, I'd put myself closer to 100 or so, though.
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Posted 2/17/13

Mirror-Image wrote:

I can't even lift the goddamn bench press bar at my school... o.o


Well they usually weigh about 45 pounds and you're young, I bet you'll be able to do it in a couple years.
Posted 2/17/13 , edited 2/17/13
Manly thread is manly. I think I did 15 once. /proud
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Manly thread is manly. I think I did 15 once. /proud


Badass.
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Posted 3/29/13
185 bench press, 325 squats, 300 deadlift. I'm only 5'6 and weight 135.
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Posted 3/29/13 , edited 3/29/13
I've been weight lifting about 4 times a week for around 3 months now, and I'm glad that I got back to it (have been off and on for the last few years; this is the longest that I've managed and I doubt I'll stop ). I haven't tried maxing, but I'll guesstimate:
CHEST - Benching: 175 pounds (decline bench - add 20, incline bench - subtract 20), BICEPS - Curling: 85 pounds, TRICEPS - Skull Crushers: 75 pounds, Tricep Extension: 60 pounds, SHOULDERS - Shoulder Press: 105 pounds, Shrugs: 180 pounds, Upright Row: 90 pounds. BACK - Dead Lift: 365, Lat Pull Down: 150 pounds, Rows: 150 pounds, LEGS - Leg Press (can't do squats because my body is unaligned a bit): 450 pounds , Leg Extension: 170 pounds, Lying Leg Curl: 180 pounds.
Those are the main exercises I do for each muscle group - I do others, but some of them are just cable machines or use my own body weight (a bit harder to determine actual weight being lifted). I definitely wouldn't consider myself strong, but I hope that I'm slowly getting there. My maxes were probably about 20-30 pounds less when I started about 3 months ago..maybe a bit more depending on the exercise (like leg presses). I started off pretty horrible with benching, like I'd maybe get up to putting 25 pounds on each side of the bar for my final, harder reps; now I'm putting about 45 pounds on each side. Curling, I probably started at around 25 pound dumbbells per arm.
Glad to hear that you're going to start working out though - I've been enjoying it so far and happy to see the slight results I've received until now. But I'd guess that you'd probably done enough research - go to the gym with a friend that's been working out for at least a little while, and he can probably help you guess how much to start with. After a few exercises with each muscle group you'll have the hang of it

Edit: Forgot to say - I'm white, 6'3", 235 pounds. I think my height and weight give me an advantage with the leg exercises that I listed - my smaller friend that's my workout partner and started around the same time as me can do only a little more than half of what I do with my leg exercises and dead lifts. Weight lifting sometimes depends on your weight and body type (I'm a bit broader, so I am capable of getting more muscle and lifting more than my smaller friend).

Edit x2: Just realized that this is an older thread that seems to have just been recently resurrected...my input probably isn't quite so valid anymore...oh well..haha
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Posted 3/29/13
You guys all seems song strong (for the most part). I weigh 135 and guarantee that I can't bench my body weight. My biceps are as big around as my forearms. Scrawny. Haha.
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