Steve S got the bar off the rack but no press attempted. Need to train a lot more ;(
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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“lol actualy did this one without knowing it. Got to the gym and sum guy was like "come join us here. we doin a super set". I weigh like 75kg so it isnt realy all that, but rushing to lift your own weight shouldnt be rushed. Pace yourself!”
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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.
Matteo R Actually my body weight is 78.8 kg and I can do 8 or 9 reps with that weight. Easy to complete :)
Sam J Did a 60Kg set today, was able to get just 6 reps out of it, need to add 15Kg to bench my current weight, 2 more weeks...
Alan E I'm benching 90 lbs. for 5 sets of 5 reps. I weigh about 175 lbs., so I've got a ways to go, but I'm getting there!
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Alan E I'm benching 90 lbs. pretty easily for 5 sets of 5 reps. I weigh about 175 lbs., so I've got a ways to go.
Jen C Got 100# up yesterday 6 reps 1st set 5 reps 2nd set and 4 reps 3rd set, but needed an assist on the last rep of my 3rd set. Next mini goal is to get up 135 and the big boy 45 plates! That one I hope to get a picture of!
Jen C I managed to get 95# up yesterday! This challenge is going to take a while but I can't wait to get a picture of me rocking this challenge!
Cricky C After looking cautiously at the bench press for 20 minutes a very ripped young gentleman asked if I needed a spotter and he showed me how to do this... I only got to 105lbs but I was very proud of my progress!
Andrew M Well if it's only once, I'm going to do it ex-bar (checked and the light bar is about 10kg, and other is nearer 20kg)
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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