LOL my school is holding a bench comp...need info

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  1. Quiksilver

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    so my school decided that in honor of the grand opening of the new FITNESS CENTER (where i get yelled at everytime i do deadlifts) they're gonna hold a bench comp this friday:

    Bench Press: Most completed reps of either
    1. 140
    2. 185
    3. 220

    i'm gonna do the 140 one (it's basically my speed bench :mamoru: ) and i'm wondering...what should i do until then? i last benched on last thursday....should i do bench today and max out on reps to see where i'm at....then rest until friday?

    if it helps, my lifts are:
    squat: 380
    bench: 230
    dead: 450
    at a bodyweight of about 170
     
  2. cavefish

    cavefish You ain't a crook son, you just a shook one

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    Thats the gayest bench competition I've ever seen.
     
  3. Quiksilver

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    hahaha yea no doubt. it's a small school full of basically runners and hikers. i and only one other guy do powerlifting...and i think he might do the 220 one (that's basically his speed bench)

    oh and this is my first strength related competition ever....it's a shame it isn't a real power meet but i'll take what i can get
     
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    Sounds neat
     
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    I would probably lose that competition
     
  7. Quiksilver

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    so should i rest or lift?
     
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    Depends how you are for recovering... I'd be able to bench tuesday then be fresh for friday. Get in lots of food and rest and I don't see why not go today.
     
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    You do speed bench @ 140 pounds but your best is only 230?:ugh: Why are you even doing speed bench?
     
  10. Quiksilver

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    yea good question. i was actually gonna make a new thread asking about my bench program. i hate having such a low bench :wtc:
     
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    just do it for the fun of it. then you can point out who are the real lifters and their goes a training partner. or just to see if their are big ass mofos around town
     
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    Word.

    You're basically obligated to participate since you've now implied it's a pussy competition.
     
  13. Quiksilver

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    ya that's what i was thinking.


    and yea guys i realize that the comp is not exactly the greatest, but this is dartmouth and we're not really known for our physical prowess. i've basically been doing powerlifting here all alone and the only comments i get about my lifting is how i'm making too much noise or whatever. so this is my first chance to actually "compete" and i'm gonna give it my best.
     
  14. Quiksilver

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    well it's only open to the school (4000 undergrads) and i know everybody that goes to the gym consistently. i have yet to find someone other than the other powerlifter that lifts heavy.
     
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    You should use your massive academic skills to lift the bar with your mind.
     
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    darthmouth mass?
     
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    Why not compete in all 3 and try to win everything?
     
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    DCyamaha O-line found

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    i'll bet there are some big guys who don't even use the school gym

    or commuters who use another gym
     
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    In for the football players to come and win the competition and call all you girls.
     
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    speed bench is a waste of time for us weak vaginas
     
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    :hsugh:

    Did you notice the name of the school?
     
  23. cavefish

    cavefish You ain't a crook son, you just a shook one

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    Heh one of my buddies from high school plays football at Dartmouth. He was a smaller guy, plays tailback.
     
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