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Can anyone explain this?? pushups/bench press Watch

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    i can pretty comfortably do 40 pushups, and ive just set myself in a push up position, with my hands on my scale and it showed 48kg, so presumably i should be able to easily bench 50+ kg

    but at the moment i can just do about 10 reps at 45 kg for 3 sets on a barbell bench, so does anyone know why this is, is my bench technique way off??

    i weigh just less than 70kg and am 5,11 if that helps
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    Is this a troll?
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    (Original post by spm)
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    nope im just a noob , hence the thread
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    (Original post by The_TSR_Dunce)
    i can pretty comfortably do 40 pushups, and ive just set myself in a push up position, with my hands on my scale and it showed 48kg, so presumably i should be able to easily bench 50+ kg

    but at the moment i can just do about 10 reps at 45 kg for 3 sets on a barbell bench, so does anyone know why this is, is my bench technique way off??

    i weigh just less than 70kg and am 5,11 if that helps
    im guessing as its at a different angle (more decline), you are doing a bigger ROM on the bench press, more stability needed on the bench press and youre not used to it so it takes time to adapt
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    (Original post by The_TSR_Dunce)
    nope im just a noob , hence the thread
    Unless you have scales which are approx 0.75 of a meter in width your in the wrong position for both a bench press and a press up. Also scales are a measure weight not power or strength.

    Let me put it in laymans terms: If i jump on my scales which go upto 320KG can i squat 320KG? Answer is no.

    There will be almost no relation in the two things you are talking about.
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    Can the press ups. Start deadlifting.
 
 
 
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