Race to a 455lb bench press

Discussion in 'Powerlifting Forum' started by Perrin Aybara, Oct 9, 2019.

  1. Perrin Aybara

    Perrin Aybara Member

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    I'm think just touching your chest and no help from a spotter is good? Nothing too crazy with coming up off the bench, no turning it into a decline press. Pause or not up to the lifter since we're not all used to meet standards. Sound good? Let's get it.

    Like I said in the other thread I hit 395x3 last night and 405x2 last week, I'm expecting 420-430lbs at my meet next weekend. I am gonna be cutting weight for a couple months after, so I'll be a little behind for awhile.
     
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  2. Fuck all 4 of ya... LoL
     
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  3. Mac11wildcat

    Mac11wildcat Member AnabolicLab.com Supporter

    If we don’t talk, best of luck on the meet bro. Looking forward to results.

    my most recent gym bench PR was 405x3 but it seems to be an anomaly as I haven’t been close since.
     
  4. I hate when that happens. I hit 285 on incline last week. Didn't even come close this week.
     
  5. Perrin Aybara

    Perrin Aybara Member

    Thanks, Mac. I'll definitely let you know how it goes.

    Those once in a blue moon phenomenal days can be a mind fuck. You base your next heavy session on them and get crushed, lol. 405x3 would damn near put you at 455lbs though.
     
  6. Brandaddy

    Brandaddy Member

    I'll follow this one, but with how weak my bench feels right now I'm not expecting to hit it any time soon. Lol.
     
  7. Fryguy

    Fryguy Member

    Hit 405 × 2 not long ago. I'll post my best attempt next week.
     
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  8. 420! No pun intended...
     
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  9. Perrin Aybara

    Perrin Aybara Member

    We're all pretty close to one another. Kinda makes me wanna cancel this post meet cut and just bulk to a 455lbs bench, lol.
     
  10. Mac11wildcat

    Mac11wildcat Member AnabolicLab.com Supporter

    Go get your meet total. Lifting with a purpose always added some adrenaline/performance gains for me.
     
  11. Perrin Aybara

    Perrin Aybara Member

    Absolutely does in my experience, too.

    Normally I wouldn't flat bench in the off season, but after like two and a half years of being unable to bench without pain and now it seems fine I think I'm gonna stick with it awhile.
     
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  12. Mighty-mouse

    Mighty-mouse Member

    Thought I commented on this! Count me in
     
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  13. Perrin Aybara

    Perrin Aybara Member

    Where you at now on bench?
     
  14. Mighty-mouse

    Mighty-mouse Member

    Currently working on trying to increase my 1RM

    A couple weeks ago did a touch and go prob 1 sec pause or less no bounce at 425lb

    Tried 405 today and only got one.... sore as shit!

    Been doing pause reps to help at the bottom end worked up to 3 sets of 3x365 prob add 5 lb next time. - rest till heart rate levels out so about 3 min or so.

    Currently 5’4 218- 220 lb

    Been doing floor dumbbell presses got up to 105 today 2 sets of 8 with a 2 sec pause with elbows on floor.

    My coach has this thing on floor presses and he won’t help ya get them set. So if you can’t kick one up with your thigh it’s too heavy.
     
  15. Fryguy

    Fryguy Member

    Soo...

    Successful 405lb bench



    And unsuccessful 455lb bench


    Totally failed with that chick watching too...
     
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  16. Mac11wildcat

    Mac11wildcat Member AnabolicLab.com Supporter

    Is your sticking point usually the bottom or was 455 a fairly big overshoot of your max?
     
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  17. Fryguy

    Fryguy Member

    Big over shoot. ~425 was probably more realistic. Typically sticking point is right after I get it off my chest.
     
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  18. Mac11wildcat

    Mac11wildcat Member AnabolicLab.com Supporter

    I should probably document a max effort attempt here for reference, huh?. Tonight’s push, see if I have a spotter i can trust.
     
  19. Worf

    Worf Member

    That 405 was nice. Would have passed at the meet I was just at. They were calling press command quick but if your butt looked at all like it was comin up they’d red light. You probably have 420-430 in the tank
     
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  20. Mac11wildcat

    Mac11wildcat Member AnabolicLab.com Supporter

    405 flew up. 425 fail. Between feels and vid it looks like I barely missed. But still a miss. Realizing I have no idea how to upload vids.