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    What % of body weight do you lift when doing a push up?

    Say I weigh 150lbs, obviously I'm not lifting 150 lbs when doing a push up. What % would you say you actually lift when doing a push up, 60%? So with that said, if that's true, I should certainly be able to bench 90lbs?
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    yeah prob like 60%
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    i just put my hands on a scale and thats how much you can do for PUSH UPS bench press is TOTALLY different there is no way you will start where how much you can do with push ups
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    77% percent...not a made up number actually read that
    I bodybuild, I don't powerlift, as far as how much I can lift goes it doesn't matter to me, it's how much I grow.
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    you can also weigh yourself on a scale...then go in push up position with hands on the scale...then do a simple calculated to get percentage...and there you go
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    Originally Posted by sb8160 View Post
    i just put my hands on a scale and thats how much you can do for PUSH UPS bench press is TOTALLY different there is no way you will start where how much you can do with push ups

    Originally Posted by skaffer View Post
    you can also weigh yourself on a scale...then go in push up position with hands on the scale...then do a simple calculated to get percentage...and there you go
    Cool, I never thought about using a scale, I guess that'd be accurate enough.

    I hope this will at least give me an idea of how much weight to use when i start benching
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    Originally Posted by skaffer View Post
    77% percent...not a made up number actually read that
    I tried the scale thing... Turns out I pushed 73% in the starting pushup position.

    pretty close
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    Originally Posted by skaffer View Post
    you can also weigh yourself on a scale...then go in push up position with hands on the scale...then do a simple calculated to get percentage...and there you go
    This is a very creative way to work it out.
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    Glad it worked out for you brah
    I bodybuild, I don't powerlift, as far as how much I can lift goes it doesn't matter to me, it's how much I grow.
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    Dips > pushups in every way.


    Dips = 100% of your BW and then whatever weight you add.
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    Originally Posted by sb8160 View Post
    i just put my hands on a scale and thats how much you can do for PUSH UPS bench press is TOTALLY different there is no way you will start where how much you can do with push ups
    nice logic (Y)
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    i use around 70kgs now, that i weigh 97. so yea a bit more than 70%, also used scale to figure out but benching and pushups are different... i can easily do around 20 push ups in a row if i am determined enough, yet i can only bench 70 once if i try my best. its a good indicator if you minus around 20kgs from your push up id say, and bench with that 3x10, or whatever set arrangement you follow.
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