maxing out

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  1. JohnJohnJohnson

    JohnJohnJohnson Effetely Sipping My Latte OT Supporter

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    If you can bench 205 6 times, then what should your max be? I heard that it goes 5-pounds per rep, so
    205/6 reps
    215/4 reps
    225/2 reps
    230/max

    But then some guy told me that if i was doing 205 6 times i should be able to hit 250 once. :noes:

    I think I can't do more than 225-230 right now though so i don't know...
     
  2. SteveO

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    I don't know, how about you try it and let us know
     
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    that would make too much sense though
     
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    Should be right around 235 or 240, but I don't understand why you don't just see for yourself.
     
  5. JohnJohnJohnson

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    Rephrasing. If you can do 205 6 times, is it possible to lift 250 once? What are people's experiences maxing out? Right now I am maxing at about 230 so I was concerned that I'm weaker proportionally at higher intensity than expected.
     
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    i dont think you could do 250 if you can do 205x6...

    think about that.. thats 5 lbs off from adding another 25 lb plate on each side
     
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    i think you could do 250

    my maxes are usually 25% more than my 5RM
     
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    Judging by the last time I maxed over my normal rep weight, 250 would be just about right.
     
  9. cavefish

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

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    Some people are better at performing 1RM's, some are better at rep work. Theres really no way to tell.
     
  10. MaineSucks

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    exactly... every person is different.

    my reps cut out around 365 but I can max over 400. its up to the individual
     
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    you ever post pics?
     
  12. MaineSucks

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    one or two somewhere... lemme see if i can dig one up
     
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    When I did 405x6, I barely budge 455. (deadlifts)
     
  14. MaineSucks

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    not like i'm a BB or anything

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    sexy nice forearms
     
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    someone who can actually back up a claim of benching 400, congratulations
     
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    It really has to do with how your muscle fiber type is distributed, people with a more fast twitch will be able to 1rm more than the predicted 1rm for what they can do rep work with. Also good powerlifting form precludes one from doing too many good reps on a bench. Anyway, there arre plenty of published charts that deal with this sort of thing if you google it.
     
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    Guessing 235-250 but 235 might be it from my experience....max out, now I'm curious
     
  22. MaineSucks

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    Hell you look like you could bench more than that. Was 405 the heaviest you ever went?
     
  24. MaineSucks

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    no... 435 is the highest I've ever done raw. I'm gonna start messin around with a shirt soon and I have my sights set on 510 in a competition in March
     
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    Oh and I did it the day that picture was taken

    this is the first time in my life I havent had to put my training on hold for football season so I'm really psyched to see what kind of gains I can make. Basically my life consisted of football... being lazy until january, not really going heavy - team offseason all winter/spring, going on my own routine as soon as I got home from school... adding another 85lbs to bench over the three months during the summer, then losing it all again during season :hs: soooo glad I'm done with college ball
     
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