Bench Press Competition

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  1. hsmann87

    hsmann87 Top Contributor

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    Saw this floating about on facebook so decided to give it a go

    Bodyweight bench press
    As many reps as poss in 2 minutes
    Bar must touch chest every rep
    Arms must fully lock every rep
    Bum stays on bench throughout

    Here is my attempt:

     
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  2. TinyTim

    TinyTim Timothy Sprague-Dawley Top Contributor

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    How many was that?
    I forgot to count. :D
    30-something?
     
  3. TheProducer

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    Will attempt when not a fat fk lol recently did this when i was 92.5kg and got 18 out.

    But vid is solid mate.
     
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  4. hsmann87

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    29 @Righty

    @TheProducer I like it because it gives a good benchmark and forces you to keep bodyfat in check! Unless you're a strongman or Pler of course then it doesn't matter. This is more of a good BBing yardstick IMO
     
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  5. LittleLiam

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    29 to beat...

    I'll be trying this :)
     
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  6. hsmann87

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    Good stuff! Get a video up :)
     
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  7. TinyTim

    TinyTim Timothy Sprague-Dawley Top Contributor

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    Will try this on incline bench next week on Fortitude's upper "pump" day.
    Not doing flat bench as it sucks balls.
     
  8. hsmann87

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    Lol yeah I was a bit hesitant too as I havent flat benched in two years but the challenge is for flat bench! Go on mate do a flat bench one too see how it goes

    I'll give the Incline one a shot too but different incline benches have different incline angles which is the only bummer to take a fair test...
     
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  9. TheProducer

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    Yeah true, plus doing rest pause sets like this are get for muscular stimulation. Just as an FYI my one was just all out no rest 1 set. Actually be quite fun doing 2 minutes. Will see what I can get done on monday as will be training at work and should be someone to film. Would probs end up doing lots of sets of 5 as so not to burn out too quick lol.
     
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  10. TheProducer

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    inb4 @Righty creates 6 topics based on single lifts for 2 minute challenges :rofl:
     
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  11. TinyTim

    TinyTim Timothy Sprague-Dawley Top Contributor

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    It has given me a good idea for a bodyweight-based video challenge the whole forum could do mate - something that could
    a) run for a while and be a great competition
    b) decide once and for all who is the strongest pound-for-pound on this board
    c) combine P/L and B/B rep ranges to cater for both (and provide a harness against both, too)

    Will talk to Simon when he rises from his coffin.
     
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  12. LittleLiam

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    Isn't this a decline bench?

    With that plate under the front foot?
     
  13. hsmann87

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    No it's flat. Floor is fucked so need to use the plate to make it flat. Trust me I'm so anal I even used a spirit level to check lol
     
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    Ah shitty gym floors. Everyone has "that spot".

    Good to know. Carry on
     
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    I'll give this a shot tomorrow, not sure what I'd get.

    Working weight will be 112.5kg.
     
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