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    Can't bench more than 60kg?

    I'm 19, have been going gym for around 1 year now. Last few months I have been going about 4, 5 times a week doing different muscles each day. I have seen a big difference in all areas but I am stuck at lifting 60kg on the bench press, I go on my own and nobody I know goes there, so having a partner is not possible, I can't lift more than 60kg and when I try I just fail after about 4 reps which can be bad when on your on. Any tips on how to break this barrier, my routine is 10 mins cardio, then chest press with free weights, chest press on machine then pulleys on the multi trainer. Thanks
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    At 80lbs you are very light!

    Anyway, you have some options:

    1. Switch to dumbell presses. This will help you lift to max with no worries about failing. Will also help you get past this sticking point.
    2. Bench as normal, just dont put sleeves on the end of the bar - if you fail, bring the bar to the chest, tip one side up and let the weights fall free. not best advised but good in an emergency.
    3. Ask someone to spot you. Most people will be happy to do so on any of your heavy lifts.

    good luck
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    Ok, cheers for you advice, I will give it a go! I think I weight a bit more no also aha
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    Agree with the other dude, stick to dumbbell presses if you can't get a spotter cause trying out your maxes with a barbell without a spotter is suicide.
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    You need to eat more and gain some weight otherwise you can't grow any muscle. Are your stats correct -? 80lbs?? Or is that 80kg?
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    Originally Posted by SuffolkPunch View Post
    You need to eat more and gain some weight otherwise you can't grow any muscle. Are your stats correct -? 80lbs?? Or is that 80kg?
    No way in hell is he 80 pounds, unless he's a midget.
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    Originally Posted by Bez36 View Post
    I'm 19, have been going gym for around 1 year now. Last few months I have been going about 4, 5 times a week doing different muscles each day. I have seen a big difference in all areas but I am stuck at lifting 60kg on the bench press, I go on my own and nobody I know goes there, so having a partner is not possible, I can't lift more than 60kg and when I try I just fail after about 4 reps which can be bad when on your on. Any tips on how to break this barrier, my routine is 10 mins cardio, then chest press with free weights, chest press on machine then pulleys on the multi trainer. Thanks
    if you are 80lbs for real then that's your problem. eat more food.
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    If he's 80lbs, ghosts have figured out how to use the interwebs. Awesome!
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    Haha yes thought it was Kg! I'm about 85kg now, also lifting about 85 on the bench press! Cheers for everyones advice
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    Originally Posted by Bez36 View Post
    Haha yes thought it was Kg! I'm about 85kg now, also lifting about 85 on the bench press! Cheers for everyones advice
    So you weight 85kg and you bench 85kg...that's not bad. Try doing some triples on your bench day say a 3x3 instead of your normal routine.
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    Originally Posted by Jasonk282 View Post
    So you weight 85kg and you bench 85kg...that's not bad. Try doing some triples on your bench day say a 3x3 instead of your normal routine.
    I am 62 kg and i bench press 85 kg max (6 reps, 80 kg 8 reps) but i use a belt and a spotter, OP as recommended try to use a spotter and make him help you to add more weights and lift it to break your chest plateau, i've been stuck on my chest weights too, a spotter helped me to increase more.
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    Originally Posted by Jasonk282 View Post
    So you weight 85kg and you bench 85kg...that's not bad. Try doing some triples on your bench day say a 3x3 instead of your normal routine.
    By triples do you mean on a higher weight? So instead of say 3x8 on 60kg?, 3x3 on 80kg?
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