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    2x weight benchpress (How long will it take?)

    Hi guys im looking to hit 2x my weight bench press which is 140kg. How long will it take and is it possible to do within 1 year? I currently weight 70kg and im pretty new to gym. I recently hit 107,5kg and im training about 6 months. It took me about 4 months to hit 100kg so i think i have decent genetics also im 17yo still growing up so it might help. What to you think? Is 1 year enough to do it?
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    Originally Posted by LittleGibby View Post
    Hi guys im looking to hit 2x my weight bench press which is 140kg. How long will it take and is it possible to do within 1 year? I currently weight 70kg and im pretty new to gym. I recently hit 107,5kg and im training about 6 months. It took me about 4 months to hit 100kg so i think i have decent genetics also im 17yo still growing up so it might help. What to you think? Is 1 year enough to do it?
    I think you know the answer is 'it depends.'
    Given that you are relatively new and you are looking to add 33kg/65lbs to your lift, a year is not unreasonable if you work both smart AND hard. The fact that you are 17 heading into 18 means the answer is very unpredictable. You could easily crush it if your body develops quickly, but I can't even guess at that.
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    Every one will be different only way of to try
    I got my first 2x bench 4 years after I started training. Did 275@137bw.
    When I got it one guy at the gym told me "you're rid of you can bench press 2x your body weight............ 10 times." So naturally I had to do that next.
    Couple years ago I came close to a 3x body weight (raw)bench in competition 475 with a 158lb weigh in but missed it
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