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    That's what my friends are telling me too lol. I...

    That's what my friends are telling me too lol. I do have a history of "over preparing" for a max. Same thing happened when I first hit 385, 350, and 315. Only time I grinded on a max was for 365, and...
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    Just did 385 for 3 at an RPE 9. I'm gonna try 405...

    Just did 385 for 3 at an RPE 9. I'm gonna try 405 next week, feeling pretty good about it.
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    My gym takes Covid pretty seriously, no spotters,...

    My gym takes Covid pretty seriously, no spotters, mask always on, all that.

    And people who bench over 405 should be able to give me a rough estimate.
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    How close to 405 Bench?

    So I've been out of the gym for a year, due to injuries, life, being lazy, and covid. Even after a full year off, my nagging injuries are still acting up, rotator cuff, back and shoulders. 6 weeks...
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    How come nobody uses 5x5

    I've always wondered why nobody (after the newbie stage) uses 5x5 on Bench. I always see people say that there are "much better" programs out there. Although I do think you should modify 5x5 a little...
  • I wouldn't reccomend quitting stronglifts, I've...

    I wouldn't reccomend quitting stronglifts, I've seen the 5x5 work wonders for many people I know, myself included. You're probably not doing enough volume. Bench 3x a week and do every accsessory...
  • Bench press program that got you to a 405 bench?

    I've been doing the basic 5x5 for the last 2 years. Seeing progress but it's starting to slow down. Trying to get to the 405 milestone. What program did you use to get to a 405 bench? Currently at...
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    Honestly don't really have a program for...

    Honestly don't really have a program for deadlifts. Usually just hit 405 for max reps then 455 for max reps
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    Deadlift help

    My deadlift has been progressing slower than ever recently. I'm feeling strong on every other lift but my deadlift. I've deadlifted 545 before, but right now I can barely get 500 up. I did take a...
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    Is 21 years old late?

    Used to want to powerlift in High School, never did. Turned 21 recently, been hitting the gym somewhat, was consistent for half a year, fell off for half a year, but even when I was consistent I...
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    Yeah I never really worked on leg drive like...

    Yeah I never really worked on leg drive like that, should probably try to learn how do use it properly.
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    2x Bodyweight Bench press (Video)

    Touch n go
    https://youtu.be/E6HCOxb4rK4

    Who else has a 2x bw bench?
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    Bench progress

    9 months since I've started lifting again, gonna try a 2x bodyweight bench next week. Here's a video of my last workout instagram.com/p/Bh8O_OtAtx-/

    My strength has been progressing smoothly even...
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    Did 5x5 and 10x3 till 385, could of kept doing it...

    Did 5x5 and 10x3 till 385, could of kept doing it to atleast 405 but was forced to start cutting (Military) It only took about 4-5 months to get from 275 bench to a 385 bench with my program.
  • @ 16 inch arms amd 2x bw comment, I blame it on...

    @ 16 inch arms amd 2x bw comment, I blame it on the fact that I've been inconsistent with lifting my whole life, and never had time for my arms to grow, only been in the gym for 2 years total with...
  • I've always been a pretty good bench presser, but...

    I've always been a pretty good bench presser, but my advice has worked on all my friends, so I know it's not just me. I used a simular formula in High school, got a 325 bench at 183 lbs as a Jr,...
  • I'll be honest, after High School I stopped...

    I'll be honest, after High School I stopped hitting legs consitently, but my all time best squat was 435 and a few months ago I trained deadlift a bit and got up to 545, used to squat and deadlift 2x...
  • Would you rather be strong or in shape?

    So I'm just wondering what you guys prefer, a few months ago I was benching 385 at 210 lbs (strength was still increasing rapidly)but I was slow af, and would be out of breath walking some places....
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    Your 405 bench experience

    Trying to bench 405 by the time new years rolls around, benched 315x6 and got an iffy 7th rep, spotter swears they didn't touch it but idk.

    What was your sets looking like when you benched 405? ...
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    I will be doing more horizontal pulling since my...

    I will be doing more horizontal pulling since my shoulders naturally go forward a bit now, but I was hoping for more advice about improving my bench.
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