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  • I've just benched 95#!

    So, took me good 3 years or even longer, but I worked my way up from 92 lbs to 95 lbs bench (body weight was 133.3 lbs this morning). That's the first serious plate, baby! Yeah, it was an ugly lift with my ass hanging high in the air, but I have never been able to push it past the sticking point before. Fingers crossed that it is my new training approach working, not some fluke!
    My Journal: http://www.marksdailyapple.com/forum/thread57916.html
    When I let go of what I am, I become what I might be.

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    congrats! be sure to focus on using proper form. the harder you push yourself with heavy weights, the more critical form becomes. wouldn't want you to set a new pr, then hurt yourself on your next session

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    • #3
      Woohoo! That's impressive!
      My journal: http://www.marksdailyapple.com/forum/thread82833.html

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      • #4
        THANK YOU!!!

        I don't really count it as a PR until the butt stays firmly planted on the bench! my 'normal' last lift before trying 95 was 2x89, so I hope to work up to the proper 95 in a few weeks (as much as I just want to skip the progression).
        My Journal: http://www.marksdailyapple.com/forum/thread57916.html
        When I let go of what I am, I become what I might be.

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        • #5
          Awesome!!!!!

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          • #6
            Wow, you are strong. I'm stuck at 75lbs.
            Female, 5'3", 50, Max squat: 202.5lbs. Max deadlift: 225 x 3.

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            • #7
              Originally posted by sbhikes View Post
              Wow, you are strong. I'm stuck at 75lbs.
              Are you currently doing 5 sets of one rep at 75 pounds, or 1 set of 5 reps?

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              • #8
                Congratulations! Lifting your butt from the bench makes it more similar to a decline press which is less stressful for your shoulders! It's "cheating" though...
                "All truth passes through three stages. First, it is ridiculed. Second, it is violently opposed. Third, it is accepted as being self-evident."

                - Schopenhauer

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by eKatherine View Post
                  Are you currently doing 5 sets of one rep at 75 pounds, or 1 set of 5 reps?
                  I cannot do 5 in a row at 75. I think I got 4 last time. I did get 75 x 3 sets of 5 a long time ago but I have never been able to do it again. I can do a single rep at 80lbs.
                  Female, 5'3", 50, Max squat: 202.5lbs. Max deadlift: 225 x 3.

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                  • #10
                    Well done Leida!
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                    • #11
                      Hurrah for you, Leida! congrats
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                      • #12
                        Thanks, folks, you are great!

                        Sbhikes, I guess one of the things that I am alluding to is just how frigging slow the next # on the lift could be. It is also good to do pure strength checks targeting sets of less than 5 reps.
                        My Journal: http://www.marksdailyapple.com/forum/thread57916.html
                        When I let go of what I am, I become what I might be.

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                        • #13
                          Congrats at your success!
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                          • #14
                            Eeek congrats!!


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