225 bench test

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    225 bench test

    I use to love doing this once a week when I was lifting heavy.
    On my light chest day all I did was one or two sets of 225 to failure. It seemed to really help my bench go up.
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    what if 225 is your max -

    (or above your max)

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Monkey Man
    what if 225 is your max -

    (or above your max)
    Then the 0-5 option is for you
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    right now i can only do this once, but give me some time....

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    I believe I hit 225x6 before I hurt my shoulder. Hopefully I will surpass that with ease this time around.
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    I was never able to do it more than 20 times. Don't even try now.
    Alot of pro football teams use this as a guide of strength when trying out for a team.




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    What about those of us who don't get tired using something as light as 225?

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    thats like 2 45s on each side plus an oly bar right? I would guess i could probably hit about 3-4, i wouldnt normally go that high in training though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Prodigy
    What about those of us who don't get tired using something as light as 225?
    Oh wait! Did he mean bench...darn I thought he meant barbell curls.

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    You ought to have had a '0' option (ie : never)

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    no one can do it 21 times? damn.
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    Quote Originally Posted by dg806
    Alot of pro football teams use this as a guide of strength when trying out for a team.
    what is considered strong?

    I heard about some Clemson player who could do it 40 something times...
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    Interesting, I think I will try this next week. I have not done it to failure. I have done two sets of 12.

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    I thought I would add to this but smith machines don't count.

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    Quote Originally Posted by min0 lee
    I thought I would add to this but smith machines don't count.
    How many can you do it for weakling?
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    The same day that I hit my max ever bench about 7 years ago I also did a max reps set with 225 and did 28 reps. I have not tried it again since then but feel pretty confident that at any time I could do at least 20.

    That said, I really am a horrible "repper" as a whole.

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    My max bench doing a pyramid is 265 for 2 reps. I can probably get more cheating with a spot but I hate spotters.
    I have never tried doing 225 to failure.
    I am too anti-social to ask for a spotter

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    Quote Originally Posted by min0 lee
    My max bench doing a pyramid is 265 for 2 reps. I can probably get more cheating with a spot but I hate spotters.
    I have never tried doing 225 to failure.
    I am too anti-social to ask for a spotter
    Is that Raw and not on a smith??
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    The best in the draft ever was something 56 reps by some linebacker from I think Maryland.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ForemanRules
    Is that Raw and not on a smith??
    I never use the smith machine for benching. I hate to ask this but what do you mean by raw.

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    Quote Originally Posted by min0 lee
    I never use the smith machine for benching. I hate to ask this but what do you mean by raw.
    No bench shirt
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    Quote Originally Posted by min0 lee
    I never use the smith machine for benching. I hate to ask this but what do you mean by raw.
    Raw is unshirted, and no machine.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ForemanRules
    No bench shirt
    Hell no, I even stopped wearing gloves a while back.

    Do they even work those shirts?

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    Quote Originally Posted by min0 lee
    Hell no, I even stopped wearing gloves a while back.

    Do they even work those shirts?
    Yea, they work.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ihateschoolmt
    Raw is unshirted, and no machine.
    No machine at all. I tried using it a couple of times for incline help but I don't like the way it feels.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ForemanRules
    Is that Raw and not on a smith??
    Why? Is that bad?

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    Quote Originally Posted by min0 lee
    No machine at all. I tried using it a couple of times for incline help but I don't like the way it feels.
    Were you on the juce when you did 265x2 or natural??
    Thats a good natural bench.....you could hit 275 for 1 easy.
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    Super high reps fuk me up, but I remember doing either 27 or 29 once just for fun as a speed bench scenario.

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