Matteo R encouraged this.
Can you bench yourself? One of the upper body bragging abilities this one, requiring good strength to weight ratio.
Challenge is simple - using free weights, fully bench press, only once, your own body weight. The leaner challenger probably has an advantage on this one!
Try and attempt this with a spotter to make it safer.
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“Yeeahhh... completed this a while back and never came back to click complete. My advice is to keep at it, benching seems to increase by itself as you do it for a while. ”
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There is more technique to bench pressing than meets the eye. Keep the weight low until your balance with the bar becomes natural. Vary hand width to hit different parts of your chest. I like to position myself on th...
Kylee F encouraged this.
Teresa D p.b. of 3x 60kgs yesterday - need to lose a few stones ...this is gonna be a long drawn out challenge! ;o'
David D weighed in at 187.5 .. wearing a hat, white tee, shoes, and gym shorts. hit 225 for 6 in my first set after warmups. it says one rep max is 270 ... I feel that's a little high, probably a one rep max of 255. First time benching today in over a year and a half lol Reminder : Push ups, go a long way!! I remember when 20 was difficult a couple months ago, now I don't feel comfortable unless I bust out a 50-rep set. Work harder gentlemen. ladies, get ur pushups in when you can, don't stress em ;)
Rhys T Weight 77kg. Managed 3 reps at 70kg... Getting close now.... Might go for the 1RM 77 this weekend!
Steve S 97 kg in weight pressed 91 kg Saturday. Just failed at 92.5 kg on Monday. 10 at 40 kg warm up 10 at 72.5 kg, 4 at 82.5 kg then 1 at 92.5 kg (failed) A couple of months training needed methinks ;)
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!