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Discussion in 'Strength & Conditioning Discussion' started by TheLionsDen240, Jul 23, 2005.

  1. TheLionsDen240 Mayhem McEndree

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    3 Questions:

    How many bench press reps should I be doing?
    And how do I determine what weight to stay at?
    Should I just do 1 like they do on weight lifting contests or more?
     
  2. Urban Savage Mystic

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    3 questions:
    for what goals?
    how much do you squat and deadlift?
    what the hell are you talking about? in bench comps you usually get at least three attempts (not including warmups) and training for them is a lot different than competing in one.
     
  3. Urban Savage Mystic

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    and have you read the stickies?!
     
  4. TheLionsDen240 Mayhem McEndree

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    They only bench press once, then get the 2nd and 3rd attempt. I jus want to become stronger. I really don't deadlift or squat.
     
  5. Urban Savage Mystic

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    soooo... you're not interested in getting stronger for MMA, or muay thai, or anything... just in increasing your bench numbers?

    Just fyi, it's like nails on a chalkboard to me whenever somebody asks about bench but then says they don't squat or deadlift... I mean really, if you want strength for ANYTHING besides benching, bench is the least important of the big three.
     
  6. TheLionsDen240 Mayhem McEndree

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    I lift at my house and all I have is a bench and like maybe 200lbs of weights. I just moved to Ohio and haven't found anywhere to train yet.
     
  7. mmacoach Guest

    Even at your house with 200 pounds you can do deadlifts. Cleans, powercleans, clean the weight up then do front squats, bears etc. Without oing threse gaining stregth in the bench will come. But it will come slower, and sooner or later stagnate much quicker as well.
     
  8. Funkster Green Belt

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    Now that's a contradiction if I ever heard one.
     
  9. Ted-P Brown Belt

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    No just ignorance.
     
  10. graedy Brown Belt

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    REad the stickies and after that create yourself a routine.
    Post this routine + your stats + your goals.
    After that been done everybody will help you to improve your routine, based on his knowledge and own experience.
     
  11. Fedorable Continues without supporting Sherdog.

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    Exactly Graedy! (Graedy hits the nail on the head every time and keeps us coming back for more!)
     
  12. Reakt Green Belt

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    whats a 2nd degree black belt in Muay Thai?
     
  13. Todd Gack Dutch

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    You must deadlift!
     
  14. graedy Brown Belt

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    :icon_excl
     
  15. Barut Banned Banned

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    I was wondering about this too?
     
  16. eljabo Guest

    you should try alternating db presses, incline/dceline & flat. Why not improve your puching power at the same time.We dont punch with both hands.
     
  17. Cmart Aspiring Milo

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    Terrible logic. That's like saying "Don't squat - we don't run with both legs."

    Bench press isn't a major improver of punching power because the muscles worked by the bench aren't the major drivers when punching.

    But take a person who has good punching technique and a good core, and add the strength gained from heavy benching, and you do create an even more powerful punch.

    ...oh, and I've seen guys punch with both hands, a la Sakuraba, so you're wrong anyway.
     
  18. Plum Brown Belt

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    What???

    Take your asinine advice and go home.
     
  19. Wild Dan Hibiki Black Belt

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    lololol so u like fighting with one hand tied behind your back?
     
  20. rEmY Needs to eat more

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    i punch laying down on a bench as well.
     

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