Lyda L Benched 120lbs on my first go at this. Still a ways off from my bodyweight, but DAMN!
Whether you use a bar, dumbells or a Smith machine, this is a fantastic achievement that anyone would be proud of.
Key things to remember:
Work your way up to it gradually by increasing weight when you're ready
Grab a friend to spot you incase you lose your form and to help with those few reps you struggle with at the end of the set
Warm up and stretch before attempting this exercise
Bench Press Your Body Weight Challenge rules
- Flat bench only
- 10 reps to a set, not just 1 rep max.
- Not all types of physical activity are suitable for everyone. Users take Challenges and training advice at their own personal risk.
Training for the following exercises will be automatically logged against this Challenge:
“I am 78kg and I benched 80kg. About 60 was my top weight before then I am now looking to get to 100 kegs. Thanks for this challenge, it got me off my little plateau.”
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Justin M This is closer than I thought, a month and a half ago I was 80kg benching 65kg. I don't weigh myself all that often but I now weigh 71kg. 6kg away! WOOO!
David B I am 78kg and I benched 80kg. About 60 was my top weight before then I am now looking to get to 100 kegs.
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Pete C This challenge will take me a while, i am trying to add 5lbs a week and i'm now up to 180lbs, so only 40lbs to GO!
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Why not ask for some advice from other Challenge takers, or read some of the Challenge guides first?OK, I'll keep working at it!
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