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post #1 of 17 (permalink) Old 10-25-2008, 07:24 PM Thread Starter
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How much do you think UFC fighters lift?

You always hear Rogan say things like "the guy is freakishly strong".

I wonder how much, for example, a guy like St Pierre benches? I always wondered that about fighters. If for no other reason just to have a goal. Like "i want to bench XXXlbs because that's how much XXX fighter benches"
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You always hear Rogan say things like "the guy is freakishly strong".

I wonder how much, for example, a guy like St Pierre benches? I always wondered that about fighters. If for no other reason just to have a goal. Like "i want to bench XXXlbs because that's how much XXX fighter benches"
Anderson Silva and GSP probably don't lift much more than their own body weight in bench. That's because they base their game around speed and agility, most of their muscles are fast twitch and not for brute strength. Sean Sherk, Rich Franklin, Brock Lesnar and Jeff Monson on the other hand probably lift a lot, then again these guys aren't exactly the fastest strikers out there.
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Most fighters(especially wrestlers) probably don't lift weights at all. If they do, it would be very light with high reps to build muscle endurance rather than pure strength which will tire you out quicker. That's why you dont see too many body builder types with muscles that have their own muscles fighting since they wouldnt last 2 minutes in a fight before gassing.
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Most fighters(especially wrestlers) probably don't lift weights at all. If they do, it would be very light with high reps to build muscle endurance rather than pure strength which will tire you out quicker. That's why you dont see too many body builder types with muscles that have their own muscles fighting since they wouldnt last 2 minutes in a fight before gassing.
I remember seeing a guy that looked like a bodybuilder once. He used to play on the Calgary Stampeders football team, he was a tank. His forehead got a huge gash on it, must have been 4 inches long, it was disgusting. By the way, I wouldn't equivocate strength with bodybuilding. The strongest guys who are powerlifters generally don't look that jacked.
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Bigger guys lift more than the smaller guys. Like sherk compared to florian. But Even though GSP isn't that big he can lift a fair amount. In one of his workouts, he was doing 110lbs dumbbell press. It is all about what the fighter wants to gain, strength or muscle endurance.
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So lifting less weight with high reps will do what exactly, besides help endurance? Will it make you look better?

I've been going to the gym for 3 months and I'm moving up very good on all my weights, getting at least 2x as strong in the 3months, but I'm not getting bigger or gaining weight. I don't get it ;\
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i wonder how much brock lifts
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So lifting less weight with high reps will do what exactly, besides help endurance? Will it make you look better?

I've been going to the gym for 3 months and I'm moving up very good on all my weights, getting at least 2x as strong in the 3months, but I'm not getting bigger or gaining weight. I don't get it ;\
If you want to get bigger, you should be lifting heavier weight with lower reps(5-8 reps is good). It is also harder to get bigger and a lot stronger if you aren't a very big guy. If you are scrawny, you won't be getting very big unless you start taking a supplement or something. Getting bigger and gaining weight takes a while(more than 3 months) and it takes a lot of hard work.
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If you want to get bigger, you should be lifting heavier weight with lower reps(5-8 reps is good). It is also harder to get bigger and a lot stronger if you aren't a very big guy. If you are scrawny, you won't be getting very big unless you start taking a supplement or something. Getting bigger and gaining weight takes a while(more than 3 months) and it takes a lot of hard work.
I am small, this is a picture of my last week: http://ioj.com/u/get_file.php?id=293...1858f9c0ce.jpg

I am keeping a photo journal for the past 3 months so I can keep track. I def got a tiny bit bigger and I also lost a bunch of fat. I also take protein and creatine. I just thought I'd be bigger by now ;[
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Weightgain is about eating more calories. No reason to think he needs a supplement, though it couldn't hurt.

Tank Abbot and Jimmy Ambriz are the strongest guys I can think of.

Tank Abbott = 600 pound raw bench.

I think this vid speaks for itself
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mTO2QfZdjO0

Also Houston Alexander has supposedly a like 500lb bench which is ridiculous considering the isn't that big a guy.
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