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    Realistic Bench Goals

    If I focus on purely bench what would be a realistic timeline for me to hit 225 for 10 reps If I can hit it for 2 reps right now?
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    2 reps is about 93-97% of your 1rm and 10 reps would be around 75-70%. so that means a 20% increase in strength, thats a lot of progress. i would say around 18 months if you train and eat correctly, and it could be less than a year if you're a good bencher.

    I went from 225 for a few reps to 10-12 reps in about 12 months. but then again its impossible to say how fast or slow your progress will be.
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    Originally Posted by MrBuIk View Post
    If I focus on purely bench what would be a realistic timeline for me to hit 225 for 10 reps If I can hit it for 2 reps right now?
    How long have you been training? If you just started it may not take long at all. If it took you 5 years to get to 225x2 then it may take several more years.

    I'm guessing you haven't been lifting that long. I recently went from 405x2 to 405x10 in about a years time, and I 'focused on bench press' like you are saying, but I didn't focus on 405. I just brought my top end strength up, and it happened on its own.
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    Originally Posted by ohthelulz View Post
    2 reps is about 93-97% of your 1rm and 10 reps would be around 75-70%. so that means a 20% increase in strength, thats a lot of progress. i would say around 18 months if you train and eat correctly, and it could be less than a year if you're a good bencher.

    I went from 225 for a few reps to 10-12 reps in about 12 months. but then again its impossible to say how fast or slow your progress will be.
    All of this and you need to make sure you are on the correct program and gaining weight. If you are just going in there and benching once per week with a routine not focused on strength training and eating in a similar fashion it will take a lot longer.

    I gained 20 pounds and started 5/3/1 and my bench exploded.

    Search this site and Google; there are a lot of great strength training plans. Find your maxes, do your calculations and eat!
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    This question is something none of us can really answer it depends on genetics body mass how your training amount your eating etc . Everyone is different I hit 405 three months from when I started lifting but everyone is different anything is possible go hard go heavy
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    I agree with what all others have said. Too many factors.

    Why are you trying to get 225x10?

    Strength takes time. Lift smart. Avoid injuries.
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