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post #41 of 49 (permalink) Old 04-19-2007, 08:35 AM
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you should be able to bench 2/3 you body weight so you're not too far off.
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post #42 of 49 (permalink) Old 04-23-2007, 01:12 AM
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you should be able to bench 2/3 you body weight so you're not too far off.
yah as a kid whos 15, 2/3rds is perfect. As your strength train over time, lets say a few years goes by, your active, you still have an active sport your into and you might go to the gym once in a while (realistically) you should be closer to 100% of body weight. that is unless lets say you gain a whole bunch of weight due to poor eating habits or stuff like that, im assuming your going to stay within a low body fat % like no more then 12-13%.

to fight as a sport or to excel in any sport in general (if you use your upper body in it) i would say the gauge of 125% is dead on.
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thats pretty much waht I meant. The avg. guy should be doiing 65-75%. While the athletic or naturally strong guy should be able to do 90+%
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thats pretty much waht I meant. The avg. guy should be doiing 65-75%. While the athletic or naturally strong guy should be able to do 90+%
i think that has a lot to do with a persons frame and such too, i guess there are so many factors really it depends on the body type, age, weight etc etc... too many factors!
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hey i'm 15 at 129, height 5,5 or 5,6 now(been gaining lately ^_^) Anyways, how much should i be benchpressing at my age? Atm i do around 80. This is kinda ahrd for me lately since i'm just starting to get back into traning(Gomi's lsot has inspired me to keep in shape) so yea. since its kinda hard atm my question is

a)How much should i be benchpressing
b)if its not at what i should be doing, how much should i be benching
To attempt to gauge how much you should be bench pressing at 15 is quite futile. Every man's progression of puberty is different, so you could be nearing the initial phase of physical maturity as a man, or you could just be starting puberty.

At your age, you should be focusing on learning proper technique and training volume (especially if you are getting "back into training.")

The bench press is an excellent upperbody power builder, but you should not neglect other movements.

You should check out EliteFitness.com and read the articles posted related to weightraining.

My basic pointers would be to:

1.) improve your squat/hip power by performing box squats because the majority of your striking power comes from hip rotation

2.) improve your bench press max by performing speed bench press (50-60% of your 1 rep max for 5-8 sets of 3 reps with 45-90 second rest periods)

and 3.) improve your triceps power by performing floor presses, rack lockouts, close-grip bench presses and with direct triceps isolation (i.e., barbell/dumbbell extensions, etc.)

Research any terms that you are not familiar with and remember to start light when attempting a movement for the first time.

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I'm 18 135 and I can do 130

Do you take anything? I use gakic and it really helps me but it takes a week or so to see effects. Anyway you should only do as much as you can handle with good reps and form. If your struggling to get it up and not keeping good form your wasting energy and robbing yourself of great gains
i don't take anything, but lately i've been just doing push ups, i can now do 70 in 1 min. trying to reach 100 first tho. then i'll see where i'm at at benchpress

and benchpress, the 90-95 pound now feels alot lighter ^_^

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im 15 5'8" 170 and i maxed at 200 the other day thats the most ive ever done
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i don't take anything, but lately i've been just doing push ups, i can now do 70 in 1 min. trying to reach 100 first tho. then i'll see where i'm at at benchpress

and benchpress, the 90-95 pound now feels alot lighter ^_^
70 push ups in 1 minute...


no you dont

hell you probably cant do 70 push ups in a row, i know i cant and im am very strong. bruce lee could do 200....thats by far the most ive ever heard of...lol 70 in one minute thats one every .85 seconds...right

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yah that doesnt make sense i agree unless they're chick pushups or half push ups
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