My one WEAK spot... chest...

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  1. about:blank

    about:blank Whether you think that you can or that you can't,

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    I've been weight training off and on... 2 years ago my maxes were:

    5'10 175lb
    205 bench :hsugh:
    305 deadlift (only because I couldn't do much more without straps)
    495 squat

    Right now I'm at 190lb (fatter and weaker than before) and got back to lifting about 2 months ago. I'm still at the same problem as before. I am not progressing in bench at all. I'm stuck at ~200 for as long as I can remember. I can do more on an incline or millitary press than I can do on a flat bench, triceps are not the problem. Currently I'm going about 3 to 5 times hitting chest 2x (1 light, 1 heavy) a weeks and arms 1x (heavy) a week.

    Any suggestions on what I can do?
     
  2. Mojo

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    doing more sets could help. warm up set, moderate, 80% of your max, then hit your max, bring it back to 80% weight, and go max again? :dunno:
    one member from wannabebig gave me a routine like that to increase my max bench, but idk about the people over there.


    great digits on the squat, i hope those arent blinger squats though.
     
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    KIDRR Duck dog>* OT Supporter

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    If you post pics I bet you have alot more weak spots than just chest.
     
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    I've got a huge feeling they are, judging from his DL #
     
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    NoXeN You can find me up on one

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    Yeah you don't squat 495 and dead 305 and bench 205
     
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    G-n-P New Member

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    meh its not impossible......but just highly highly unlikely that the squat broke more than 1/3 of parallel
     
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    ACURA TL-S OT Supporter

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    I smell blinger all over again.
     
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    fixed. :mamoru:
     
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    about:blank Whether you think that you can or that you can't,

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    Those are my old stats :hs:

    Squats were done using freeweights. Once I improved my form, my max jumped from 395 to 455 and then rose to 495 :bowdown: I never attempted to max out my deadlift and have no wish to do so in fear of damaging my back :dunno: I would do 275 x 15 on my last set.

    This is a serious post though :hs:
     
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    about:blank Whether you think that you can or that you can't,

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    2 years ago I did... I wasn't trying to show off, I was try to make a point of how weak my chest is in comparison to the rest of my lifts.
     
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    about:blank Whether you think that you can or that you can't,

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    only one I found :hs:

    when my stats were:

    5'10, 160lb

    Bench: 205
    Deadlift: 275
    Squat: 395

    I'll try to take some pics today, but imagine that form with more flab :hs:
     
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    That kid squats 395??????????

    ?????
    ???
     
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    495, apparently
     
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    about:blank Whether you think that you can or that you can't,

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    what is an acceptable method of proving your maxes on this forum?

    should I just take a picture of my legs/ass?
     
  18. ACURA TL-S

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    Video.
     
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    video of squats of course.

    pics could help too. im sure you have enormous thighs/legs though..?
     
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    I doubt that he touched 495, though I won't hate for now, as I got laughed upon when I posted my pics after 3 years of not lifting and had previously done 50 pounds more
     
  21. SteveO

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    :rofl: that body does not squat 495, unless you are some freak of nature
     
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    He could definately quarter squat it :bigthumb:
     
  23. SteveO

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    here's the deal, if you post a video of you seriously pushing 495 lbs (parallel or below). I will post a video of me eating my own shit
     
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    LOL, this just made it more interesting
     
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