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Old 04-16-2007, 02:27 PM   #31 (permalink)
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Bench Pressing doesnt get you in shape in the first place so are you gonna be a weightlifter or a fighter? If youre gonna be a fighter then weight training is only supplemental and bench presses are one of the more useless lifts even for that. Push ups are much better for fighting strength, balance and endurance. They work many more muscles than benching does. Also, you wont gain all the muscle in your chest like you do with benching.
I half to disagree bench press is a great tool for grappling again JMHO
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Old 04-16-2007, 04:50 PM   #32 (permalink)
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I can bench 1 rep for 110 Pounds
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Old 04-16-2007, 06:57 PM   #33 (permalink)
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I dont know how much you should be benching but I bench 95 lbs... I am 15, 5 foot 1 inch, and I weigh 95 lbs, So compare I guess. Sorry I cant help more.
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Old 04-16-2007, 07:05 PM   #34 (permalink)
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I wrestle in HS. Im 16 6'1" 170 in season and 180 to 190 out of season. My bench is 205 Ib and rising. My freind is 16 5'2" 103 in season and 115 to 120 out of season and he puts up in the 160's.Bench is not the most important lift for grappaling. Deadlift and squat are more important.

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Old 04-17-2007, 12:49 AM   #35 (permalink)
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Im 18, i can max 325. 6'1, 220. i play foose ball and wrestle. For power you should be bench pressing, close grip bench pressing(killer for jab), and squating. Of course you should be training everything but these 3 excercises with get your very powerful. MMA fighters wonder why wrestler can dominate and are much more powerful. there it is.
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Old 04-17-2007, 12:50 AM   #36 (permalink)
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sorry about the grammar. me am no dumb.
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Old 04-17-2007, 01:27 PM   #37 (permalink)
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I bench 225, but usually just do sets of 200. I'm glad to see that there isnt any obvious E-Stats in this thread....i saw another rediculous thread and apparently 99% of the people could bench over 300 pounds LOL!!....ugh...

Anyways, bench is a little more important than most think. Its good for manhandling people, and pushing people around. Same idea for football, offensive linemen need a good bench press because that shows that they wont get overpowered easily. IMO its a good lift.
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Old 04-17-2007, 02:12 PM   #38 (permalink)
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If you're benchpressing to aid you fighting, use seperate weights. Using a pole ill not help you. Your oponent wont be sat on you with a pole across his chest.
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Old 04-18-2007, 10:53 AM   #39 (permalink)
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If you're benchpressing to aid you fighting, use seperate weights. Using a pole ill not help you. Your oponent wont be sat on you with a pole across his chest.
Weither you use a bench bar, or dumbells, its still going to give you good chest strength. Having a strong chest aids a lot in manhandling people..... Pro Football players bench to be able to block people on their ass, i find it works well for fighting too when you got some dude tryin to grapple onto you or wrestle you.
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Old 04-18-2007, 04:32 PM   #40 (permalink)
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Uchi - there is some solid advice there and some junk. First identify your goal, ie figher, lifter etc...and then see what was said here as being better for that path. But, for all lifting and training, my advice first of all is proper form. don't be concerned about the weight, make sure you can handle any weight in proper form. This will add to your control over your muscles in all you do and help avoid injuries. i lifted more when i was using good form with a good spotter and with consistancy in my training, my eating and my training times. The strength comes, the weights will go up...and when you handle the weight and you KNOW you have it under control, your confidence will rise and you will see steady progress.
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