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    Max Out day tomorrow






    Friday I'm going for my max bench. When I started this journey 4 months ago I was pressing a grand total of 160lbs. I'll be putting up 200+ if all goes well tomorrow. This is very important to me as I set this goal 4 months ago.

    What intervals should I start at? eg. How much weight, how many reps before going for the max?

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    Good luck with your max!

    I went for 300 Monday and I did somehting like this.

    2x 10 bar
    2x 10 135
    1x 5 185
    1x 3 225
    1x 1 275
    1x 1 300
    1x 1 315<miss>
    1x 11 225 burn out

    I'm not sure how it would break down for you, but it worked for me.
    If the bar aint bending your just pretending!

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    Good luck, bro!
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    Best of luck to ya!

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    I am trying to break 315 in the bench press. I have been stuck.
    I am trying hard work paitence and not being to wrapped up about it. Really...what does it matter?
    Enjoy, Live and love large and if you can...bench big!

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    I wanna get back up to the 250 i did a couple years ago, bench press has never really been on of my stronger points, although i'm really not that strong in general, oh well
    -Sack Up-

    "If you don't eat your meat, you can't have any pudding. How can you have any pudding if you don't eat your meat?" Pink Floyd, Another Brick in the Wall

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    Quote Originally Posted by largepkg
    Friday I'm going for my max bench. When I started this journey 4 months ago I was pressing a grand total of 160lbs. I'll be putting up 200+ if all goes well tomorrow. This is very important to me as I set this goal 4 months ago.

    What intervals should I start at? eg. How much weight, how many reps before going for the max?
    I'd warm up with the bar first. Then go to about 60% of your projected max and do 5 reps. Then load 75% of your projected max and do 3 reps. Now go to a weight you KNOW you can do a triple (roughly 90% of 1 rep max), and do a single rep. After that, GO FOR IT!

    Let's say your projected max is 205 (here is a good calculator - http://www.strengthdisk.com/OneRMCal...5&KEY=&ATCLID=).

    bar x 10
    125 x 5
    155 x 3
    185 x 1
    Try 205

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    Thanks for your support guys.

    Today I got up 215 lbs. I damn near shit myself. I know this isn't much weight for a lot you but my previous max was 185 lbs 3 weeks ago. Jersey I did almost as you said (not seeing your post).

    15 x bar
    10 x 115
    6 x 155
    3 x 185
    1 x 205
    1 x 215
    1x 225 (just missed it)

    I think I could get 225 up next time I was just a bit worn out. Also I only rested 1 minute between 215 and 225 because I felt so good putting up 215.
    That I'm sure was a mistake, but hey we live and learn. 225 will go up by the end of the month then I will set a new goal.

    Again thanks for everything! Without this board I would not have the motivation to do this on my own.

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    Congratulations on 215! It sounds like if you had omitted the 215 set, you would of had 225 no problem. Next time I would go a bit lighter on your warm up sets. Something like:

    bar x 10
    135 x 5
    170 x 3
    205 x 1
    new max at 225

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