How much ya bench?

This is a discussion on How much ya bench? within the Off Topic & Humor Discussion forums, part of the The Back Porch category; Originally Posted by motorhed66 This post is really about fitness training. Intrested in what fellow forum members do to keep fit. I train with Russian ...

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    Quote Originally Posted by motorhed66 View Post
    This post is really about fitness training. Intrested in what fellow forum members do to keep fit. I train with Russian Kettlebells, sandbags, sledgehammers, tires, logs, wieght vest...long walks, jump rope ..might get back to the boxing gym a couple days a week...what do you do?
    holy god man, reading all you do makes me feel even worse about having no free time and absolutely no motivation to work out. hahah :D


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    I go to the gym, two on, one off. A long, long time ago I used to bench 405 for reps 8-10, never tried heavier because my elbows hurt too much. That was in a different life, before Diabetes got a hold of me. I went from 240 to 135 before I knew what hit me. I thought it was AIDS. I am back up to 185 but have no plans on training like I used to, even if I could. Now I just train with dumbells,except for being sidelined from a car accident,my right arm is messed up pretty bad for the time being (I hope).

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    Quote Originally Posted by PNUT View Post
    I go to the gym, two on, one off. A long, long time ago I used to bench 405 for reps 8-10, never tried heavier because my elbows hurt too much. That was in a different life, before Diabetes got a hold of me. I went from 240 to 135 before I knew what hit me. I thought it was AIDS. I am back up to 185 but have no plans on training like I used to, even if I could. Now I just train with dumbells,except for being sidelined from a car accident,my right arm is messed up pretty bad for the time being (I hope).
    you have said diabetes under control right? type 1 or 2?

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    Quote Originally Posted by mutumbo View Post
    you have said diabetes under control right? type 1 or 2?
    Type 2 v,technically, I make a tiny amount of insulin. My pancreas was damaged by a viral infection, got it under control with no meds for a few years then I got a shot of cortisone in my knee and been on insulin since. I have an insulin pump, worth every bit of 10k, the best invention since the gun.

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    ok good, as long as its under contro man, that is NOT something you want running rampant, it will mess you up bad.

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    I dont bench. Im in my early forties and not a powerlifter or bodybuilder . Im really trying to focus on weightloss and and conditioning . lots of very intense short duration workouts . I would say my workouts are 50 percent bodyweight excercises with kettlebell work thrown in . I was size and strength focused for a long time . The workouts I do now make me reget every smoke, beer, slice of pizza since grade school .

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    I lift weights either at the gym with the boys or in my basement. I stick to the big lifts- bench, squats, deadlifts, shoulder press, etc. It's my thing, and it takes priority over everything except for family.

    That being said, my daughter loves hanging out with me and playing with her toys while I lift. That makes for a good day :)
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    Quote Originally Posted by Patti View Post
    My two jack russels take me on a spastic two-mile run every day....zigzagging from sewer drain to sewer drain.

    And God help me if we see a rabbit.
    my dog is the same with voles and squirrels, god does he hate squirrels

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    Since I don't compete anymore, I go to a little independant 24 hour gym in town. For some dumb reason I've been getting back into 'competitive' shape, scares me to think of stepping on the mat again.

    To answer your question, I suppose on a good day I can max at around 510-525
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    I had been lifting heavy for a long time, but lately I've been doing more and more cardio and trying to do better at watching my diet. I got lazy over winter and ballooned big time. I managed to cut off a good 10 lbs in the last month so I guess I'm doing ok, but I still have a good 20 lbs to go.

    Once I'm satisfied with the blubber loss I'll get back to hitting the bar heavier again. It's a huge difference energy-wise. I had MUCH more quick, explosive power when I was lifting heavy. Only problem was that to keep adding weight to the bar I really had to pound down the food.

    Now while doing all this extra cardio type work I'm struggling to keep myself going through the day and I'm still putting down around 3200 calories a day.
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    Quote Originally Posted by sigmanluke View Post
    I ride my bike a lot, (20 miles a day) weather permitting. And I swim as much as I can, but not enough. Lifting is my favorite, but since I broke my collar bone snowboarding 10 years ago, I am still not back to my best bench max. During my senior year of high school, I put up 295, the best Iv'e been able to get since the accident is 245. Not bad but I'd really like to break the 300 lb. mark.
    food and sleep my friend. Food and sleep are your best and worst friends depending on how you use them. I was stuck at 220 for seemingly forever. Then I discovered the power of food and sleep. Pound it down. I did the math the year that I really started adding weight to the bar and on average I was putting down close to 5000 calories a day...and that was good calories(chicken, fish, whey, veggies), not sodas and junk. Sleep is tough too. Most folks don't take that into account, but it's HUGE. No good sleep, no recovery. No recovery = no gains.

    Then again I haven't had a broken collarbone. Ouch.
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    I lift weights 5 to 6 nights a week with a half hour to an hour of cardio (mostly elliptical machine or stationary bike on the random setting) each night that I am in the gym.

    In the spring/summer/early fall I replace the gym cardio and 2 nights of weights with riding my bicycle. I ride and average of 100 to 150 or so miles per week, with a little more right towards the middle of summer, have to take advantage of the fat burning properties of riding in the extreme heat!

    5 foot 8, currently weigh in at 173 pounds, 14.7% body fat. Lowest weight achieved when I shed the weight was 154. This was done only through restricted caloric intake of about 1500 calories a day and mass amounts of cardio. The almost 20 pounds I have put on since my lowest has been all muscle. Used to weigh 325 pounds, approx. 30% body fat.

    Here's a before and after pic for you:


    2 years apart to the day.....I am not that scrawny now.

    Oh, and like I said, I weigh 173, I bench 145 currently. I don't lift heavy, not trying to get huge, just bigger than I am and a good definition.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dany View Post
    Since I don't compete anymore, I go to a little independant 24 hour gym in town. For some dumb reason I've been getting back into 'competitive' shape, scares me to think of stepping on the mat again.

    To answer your question, I suppose on a good day I can max at around 510-525
    Hey a fellow North Dakotan. Im from the Minot area. Willow city if you know where thats at. Im in the sandbox right now though but my wife is back home untill i return. Then its back to OK.

    The Army gives me plenty of cardio.
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