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    How much can you bench press?

    A few years back, I could bench 250-275 lbs (113-127 kg) as my max out, now its closer to 180 lbs (81 kg).... I gotta get back in weight lifting shape

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    Last time I tried it was 50 kg, my friend laughed at me and said I was doing it wrong.

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    Barely nothing, because my left shoulder is fucked up.
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    Can bench 80kg for reps. Too scared to push for a 1 rep max because muh shoulders.

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    I benched 30 lbs once. The strain almost caused me to poop myself.

    But seriously though, weight lifting is a useless "sport". If you want to get into shape, do something that is actually useful like learning martial arts.

    Lifting 180 lbs won't actually do anything useful for you in the real world other than get more friends to ask you to help them move.
    Last edited by Saverem; 2017-10-05 at 10:33 PM.
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    can put up 175 2 or 3 times but i only weigh 135

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    thats not interesting

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    Like 40 kg, never tried more.

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    About 500 lbs for reps while only weighing 120 lbs can't match my gainz lol.

    But seriously, I rarely ever max out because of risk on injury. But I barely reached 220lbs about a year ago.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Saverem View Post
    I benched 30 lbs once. The strain almost caused me to poop myself.

    But seriously though, weight lifting is a useless "sport". If you want to get into shape, do something that is actually useful like learning martial arts.

    Lifting 180 lbs won't actually do anything useful for you in the real world other than get more friends to ask you to help them move.
    If you have a sedentary job and lifestyle you're pretty much fucked later in life if you don't take the time to strengthen imbalances. That's my main reason for doing it. + Looking a bit better and feeling confident is never a negative.

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    All of it.


    But really I think my max is around 180 lbs. But I'm kinda unsure about the whole rules around what counts. I only count it myself if I can do my 10 reps. Could probably do a bit higher if I was only doing 1, and was one of those guys who only lower the bar halfway.
    Last edited by Very Tired; 2017-10-05 at 10:45 PM.

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    14 months ago it was 150 kg, haven't touched weights since. I would be lucky to bench 100 kg now.

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    I'd say 310+ for reps, but that's with a hoist machine so it only goes to 310, and they are notoriously poor at exact calculations to convert the work weight through the pully mechanism. It's probably closer to 280 or so.

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    Quote Originally Posted by durrtygoodz View Post
    If you have a sedentary job and lifestyle you're pretty much fucked later in life if you don't take the time to strengthen imbalances. That's my main reason for doing it. + Looking a bit better and feeling confident is never a negative.
    I definitely get that, but my point is why bother just lifting weights and getting stronger, when you can get stronger while also learning a useful skill like martial arts for self defense?

    Joining say a BJJ gym would both help you get physically stronger while also teaching you how to take down people several times your weight class should the situations ever be needed.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Saverem View Post
    I definitely get that, but my point is why bother just lifting weights and getting stronger, when you can get stronger while also learning a useful skill like martial arts for self defense?

    Joining say a BJJ gym would both help you get physically stronger while also teaching you how to take down people several times your weight class should the situations ever be needed.
    Martial arts are useless for self defense.

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    Quote Originally Posted by durrtygoodz View Post
    If you have a sedentary job and lifestyle you're pretty much fucked later in life if you don't take the time to strengthen imbalances. That's my main reason for doing it. + Looking a bit better and feeling confident is never a negative.

    Seems like people that do a lot of cardio tend to live longer than powerlifters. Lifting weights is pointless, if you want to be healthy just run around the neighborhood.

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    Martial arts are useless for self defense.
    Bulk up and fight Conor McGregor and show me how much that weight advantage helps you.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jaylock View Post
    A few years back, I could bench 250-275 lbs (113-127 kg) as my max out, now its closer to 180 lbs (81 kg).... I gotta get back in weight lifting shape
    Back in my prime, I could get 320lbs, but I played football and lived in the weight room. FF to now with a wife and 3 kids, and I max at 225lbs, however honestly most of the time I just do extra reps with 135lbs, because I dont want to kill my self.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pateuvasiliu View Post
    Bulk up and fight Conor McGregor and show me how much that weight advantage helps you.
    What? In self defense situations you aren't fighting in a ring with rules. I've never said weight advantage helps either. I said martial arts are useless for self defense. Martial arts are good for fighting or sparring against people following the same rules.

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    Right shoulder prevent me from benching as much as i could :/ Have to stop at like 75-80 lbs

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