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    First bench press competition

    So there's a local bench press competition that I was considering entering. It's about 2 weeks away. I am currently 180lbs (168-180 weight class) and can max at about 275 on a good day. Is that pretty good for my size or do you think I'd get destroyed?
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    i would say at 180 you should be putting up at least 315 for competition.....but entering isn't going to hurt, have fun
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    Originally Posted by edeedon View Post
    So there's a local bench press competition that I was considering entering. It's about 2 weeks away. I am currently 180lbs (168-180 weight class) and can max at about 275 on a good day. Is that pretty good for my size or do you think I'd get destroyed?
    I don't know much about these but just my .02. 275 is really good weight for someone your size considering I can only get 250. But IMO people that do these competitions train specifically for them and with that said, I think they'd move closer to more than 300. I mean, it's not like you would look dumb--it's still big weight. I just don't know if you'd place. Good work though
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    If you are going raw, I think thats pretty good. In my Power lifting gym this is exactly what we train for. I max 2 weeks ago raw was 300lbs even and 176lbs. I have been working to get there for a while. But I say take a shot cause there are a lot of little tricks and rules that you need to learn in order to do well. But Go for it brah and kick ass.
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    Wouldn't hurt to try. Might meet people who could help you before your next go at it.
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    Most cases you will have a weigh in...then a rules meeting...some have equipment checks...if it is a full meet...then the order will go: squat, bench, and then the deadlift.
    Most places will have a warm-up room...what you do in between the rounds is up to you...just make sure you get your next attempt turned in and listen for your name to be called out.
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    you'll do great keep working hard!
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    i would train with some lighter weight on bench and work on getting alot of reps, and also dumbell press to help stable you.

    i weigh 161 and my max is 310

    But you can still give it a shot and learn from it and see how you do.
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