Kylee F 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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Im rather new with working out with weights, any tips for starting bench lifting, any programs that you might recommend me,any tip or advice is welcome :)
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 ;)
Arnold S Attempted this today but still 20 lbs short! Jean Luc C is right, really have to start eating right :P
Robyn S encouraged this.
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!