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    What were you benching when?

    a) You first started training seriously (+age as well)
    b) 3 months into your training
    c) Now (+age as well)

    Please give answers in kg and how many reps you were doing. I've been training properly for a few months so:

    a) 35kg, 10 reps (15 years old)
    b) See below, as I have only trained for about 2 months seriously.
    c) 50kg, 10 reps (still 15!)

    Would really help to see how everyone else was doing so I could kind of gett an idea.
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    a) 50kg 3x5, 18 years old
    b) 67.5kg 3x5
    c) Don't know. I've regressed a lot. I can push press 50kg 3x5 so my bench should be at least that.

    I'm fail at benching if you hadn't already noticed.
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    a) 30kg 3x10, 16 years old, maybe a month before I turned 17
    B) Not sure, maybe just under 60kg, probably less...
    c) now, 100kg x1 18 years old
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    I was benching 120kg during my first three months of serious training, that's for two reps. Mind you I have an excellent chest and its an area I have always done good in.
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    a) 50/60kg 3x10 (19)
    b) Probably something similar, didn't really progress for quite a while. 60/70kg 3x10
    c) 100kg 3x5 (23)
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    1) 40kg 3x10 (17)
    2) 90kg 3x5
    3) 70kg 3x10 (I know lol)
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    1.) 30kg 3x12 (15)
    2.) 50kg 3x8
    3.) 75kg 3x8 (19)
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    a) Literally 25kg barbell or something, argos weights - 16, 117lb 5ft11 rofl
    b) Can't remember
    c) 40kg DBs x5 - 19
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    a) 60kg 17years old
    b) 75kg which was my BW
    c) 110kg at my peak (before my interest in going to the gym totally disappeared)
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    a) 40kg (Sept 09 - 16)
    b) 60kg ish
    c) 65 kg (Still 16)
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    (Original post by Jay™)
    a) 40kg (Sept 09 - 16)
    b) 60kg ish
    c) 65 kg (Still 16)
    What are your long-term goals? I'm aiming for a bench of 70kg by the end of summer 2010.
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    a) 38kg (4x10) at 16
    b) um 45kg? (4x10) ... first three months I wasted, pretty much
    c) now a year and a half later and I'm at 72, 4x8

    never really benched much, but I'm going to have to get better now that I've lost my legs :/
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    (Original post by yodude888)
    a) 38kg (4x10) at 16
    b) um 45kg? (4x10) ... first three months I wasted, pretty much
    c) now a year and a half later and I'm at 72, 4x8

    never really benched much, but I'm going to have to get better now that I've lost my legs :/
    your sig is quality - what kind of programme do you follow?
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    (Original post by Asheeers)
    your sig is quality - what kind of programme do you follow?
    first few months I didn't really follow a program and just got used to all the movements and got used to finding the weights I could deal with at various reps etc.

    Since then I've just done the basic starting strength(+ one session per week of a lighter load 3x15 and not to failure) and with a few small minor tweaks depending on how much time I've got for a session etc. etc.

    I'm currently trying to re-work my program as I had my legs amputated this summer and therefore have to create a program solely for upper body, with focus on triceps, delts, lower pecs and core for use of crutches (I have prostheses) , wheelchair and generally lifting myself around.

    I still in the middle of working it out, but I want to try and alternate between 5x5 days for strength and 3x15 days for endurance - I'm going to talk to my physiotherapist on friday about it.
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    a) Bench - 50kg First started training seriously about 2 months ago (age 20)
    b) 2 months into training, can bench 75kg for reps and 90kg 1RM
    c) and now, see above.

    And in terms of weight ive gone from 11 stone to 12.5 stone, which isnt bad
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    (Original post by Asheeers)
    What were you benching when?

    a) You first started training seriously (+age as well) Id say second year of uni I actually started serious training, I trained for say 2 years before that, but didn't have a clue what I was doing - Age 19.. Um say 75-80kg? When I first stepped foot in a gym, started on the smith machine, then moved onto free weights, started with 40kg, quickly progressed to 60kg
    b) 3 months into your training- umm when I first stepped foot in gym, id say 60ish. When I was training seriously, probably got up to 85-90
    c) Now (+age as well) - 20, umm 1 rep is around 130, so reps would be around 115-120

    Please give answers in kg and how many reps you were doing. I've been training properly for a few months so:


    Would really help to see how everyone else was doing so I could kind of gett an idea.
    see bold
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    a) Age 18, Late august, early september..60x5 maybe?
    b) 75x3x5
    c) 82.5 3x5 Age 19
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    You are too young for weight training.

    1) I started at age of 16 I was benching about 36kg x 14 reps
    2)3 months later I was benching 54x12
    3)I am 19 now and benching 88kg x6
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    (Original post by Julian90)
    You are too young for weight training.
    stfu
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    (Original post by Julian90)
    You are too young for weight training.

    1) I started at age of 16 I was benching about 36kg x 14 reps
    2)3 months later I was benching 54x12
    3)I am 19 now and benching 88kg x6
    how the hell am I too young? loads of people start young, it depends on a lot of stuff.

    Get your facts straight
 
 
 
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