Personal Best - Bench 180kg

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  1. Rumbaar

    Rumbaar Inherent Omniscience OT Supporter

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    Well I don't have a training log on here, and I know how you guys hate single 'log' threads but I was happy with my lift and thought I'd share ... and brag a little ;)

    Been getting back into it hard with a mate, he's actually paying for my membership, so we can push each other better (I have a free gym at work). So been make some great gains together.

    Last week was hitting some good flat benches, after incline and pullups, but feeling very strong. Was scared to try 180kg/396lb on my own with him just spotting (he's only 75kg), so un-racked but didn't try a full lift then.

    But last night got additional assistance, tried and pushed out a personal best of 180kg bench. I was happy with the lift, had done 160 X 2 just before. I know single rep, but the most I've pushed in a flat before and I'm very happy with it.

    I can remember when I was struggling to pull up 180kg in a dead, let alone with just arms/chest involved.

    ... sorry no video. Flame on.
     
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    delete this thread and post in the "brag or complain" thread....fucking christ...
     
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    that's a lot of weight
     
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    congrats.
     
  5. gsxtasyd

    gsxtasyd Lift Big........Eat Big........Sleep Big........GE

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    solid bench dude. :bigthumb:
     
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    Rumbaar Inherent Omniscience OT Supporter

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    Sorry, forgot about that thread. It's so huge I don't even notice it anymore.

    To the others, thx.
     
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    Judging by your deadlifts and other lifts on vid I can't say I nor many people believe you. Props if true though.
     
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    I find it hard to believe as well but if it's real that's sick as hell. Take a vid next time you bench.
     
  9. MaineSucks

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    SCOT DID 1350 OFF A ONE BOARD TODAY RAW!!! SORRY NO VIDS!!!!

    -LIL MENDEEEE
     
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    yea...a 400lb raw bench isn't exactly common among gym rats....
     
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    Was your spotter screaming ITS ALL YOU BRO at any point during the lift?
     
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    :rofl:
     
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    whats your bodyweight?
     
  14. Rumbaar

    Rumbaar Inherent Omniscience OT Supporter

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    I don't talk shit about my lifts, and I've always come through on any previous callouts, so I don't mind those. Yeah I've gotten stronger since my last video, which was at least 4 months ago. No spotter yellin' either, but I sure as hope he wasn't liftin'.

    It's hard enough to get 2-3 people to help, let alone getting one to video tape it as well. But I'll try next time. I'll try for a weekend, as international chest day (Mondays) is hard for that kind of thing.

    Also it's 396lb :p

    Around 215.
     
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    Why do you need 3 people to bench dude lol

    Get a video. I'm guessing there is some problem.. just like your DL video showed a no-good deadlift. It's always good to video.
     
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    Keep in mind I;m not hating, just based on past videos it's hard to believe.
     
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    Rumbaar Inherent Omniscience OT Supporter

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    Well I said 2-3, my main spotter is only 75kg. If I fail I don't want him to be the only thing between me at a lot of weight. Also I've seen full blown powerlifters lifting comparable weight fully suited to the max with 3 spotters, so I guess a general gym rat trying to push more than he's ever done before shouldn't afford the same kind of protection for a 1RM.

    Maybe if I suit up it would look a whole lot different, and easier. Yes it was a no-good competition lift last time I dead lifted 500lb, 4 months ago. I've seen a lot worse and I've seen a lot better, but I've also gain more strength and technique since then. That was raw also, no belt, straps, etc.

    No more harder than me. I've never pushed this much before, but I've been more focused and training with a duely focused partner. We feed off each other. It's been a great few weeks, and both have seen great gains.

    Previous I'd been training at work with no-focus individuals. Who couldn't lift half I lift, so there hasn't been the motivation or ability to go harder and stronger. Also at this public gym there is more equipment, more weight.

    But that being said, flat bench has always been my strongest exercise.
     
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    :rofl::rofl::rofl:

    why is that such a common phrase :rofl:
     
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    Having love troubles, jonnoboy?
     
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    link to no good deadlift?
     
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    Uglybob69 I miss beer.

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    we need to make posting a PR thread without a vid a bannable offense
     
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    from Bill Star.
     
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