Why can I do more pushups than benchpresses?

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  1. scrotomus

    scrotomus you're a scumbag

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    I weigh 180 and a pushup would be around 140lbs or so? However it seems I can do way more pushups at that weight than I can bench presses at the same weight


    why is that? :hs:
     
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    :werd:

    Take a physics class and figure out how much you're actually moving. It's not that much.
     
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    grampositivecocci New Member

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    ahahahahahaha
     
  4. KingGargantuan

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    i did pushups on a scale once. The weight you're pushing varies at different points of the pushup.
     
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    because you touch yourself at night
     
  7. Ceaze

    Ceaze https://hearthis.at/DoYouEvenUplift Moderator

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    no it wouldn't
     
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    LMFAO!! :rofl:
     
  9. cls

    cls Though I have fallen, I will rise. Though I sit in

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    I want to know why I can do dips with significantly more weight (bw + added) than I can do on a decline bench. Shouldn't decline be easier with the bench stablizing you?
     
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    comparing different exercises is futile and pointless
     
  11. Ceaze

    Ceaze https://hearthis.at/DoYouEvenUplift Moderator

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    because you're as weak as a girl
     
  12. Ceaze

    Ceaze https://hearthis.at/DoYouEvenUplift Moderator

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    150????? holy shit :eek5:
     
  13. Phineas Q Stork

    Phineas Q Stork Active Member

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    If your squat is something that I can bench, it's pathetic
     
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    now stop posting, kthx
     
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    Devil I have become my terror. OT Supporter

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    i think this is right up there with "does ronnie coleman use steroids"
     
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    no way man. Now if your squat is something I can bench, THAT'S pathetic.
     
  18. Devil

    Devil I have become my terror. OT Supporter

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    if your squat is more than my bench, i have a pathetic bench :wtc:
     
  19. Phineas Q Stork

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    Don't kid yourself buddy. I think I hold the worst bencher title in this forum if you take bodyweight into consideration.
     
  20. Devil

    Devil I have become my terror. OT Supporter

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    no, that'd be me
     
  21. Phineas Q Stork

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    Can you beat [email protected]? I think not! It's been awhile since I took a number on rawwwwwwww bench though so I'd imagine I could hit 280 now.

    However, I'm close to 260 now
     
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    i can push press more than i can bench :(
     
  23. Phineas Q Stork

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    Oh god, you win
     
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    Holy :coolugh:
     
  25. MaineSucks

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    how much do you weigh? jesus
     
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