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Your combine - bench press

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Before gout and a few injuries, I was getting about 15-20 reps at 225. Now since I haven't worked out too much in the past few years... I'd say maybe 2-4 times. lol

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I changed routines every 4 weeks, actual prefer dumbbells as you can go deeper in the press, also works on those stabilizing muscles more. More freedom to hit different angles, particularly good for getting all three heads of the triceps.

I use to do the same to shock my body.

I use to work out with 210 all the time but never really maxed to see.

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.00000000000000000000044. Dont hate.

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In HS I did 20. Now I can't even do 2.

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I feel your pain ....last time I was at the gym (1/5/11) I was on my last rep of a preacher curl and heard a loud "snap" and watched my bicep shoot up to my shoulder like it was the space shuttle Discovery taking off. Seems my bicep did not like being attached to my bone anymore. Worst experience of my life.

After a $25K surgery that left half my arm numb for life most likely, I now get to go to physical therapy 3 times a week to learn how to do fun things like open and close my hand. In about 3 months I will begin weight training with 1lb. dumbells that will most likely be pink. Yipee!

I will never try to max out in weight training again. Especially not on the bench press....saw a guy detach his pec muscle one time doing that. Nastiest thing I have ever seen.

This is why I do multiple reps of light weights, rather than trying to max it.

Oh and to answer the question - I've no idea, I've never tried to lift 225lbs. Who in their right mind would?!

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I only do sets of 225x10 when I workout so probably about 20.

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Does lifting my ass of the couch count?

If it does, I can put up 310 at least 18 times a day.

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For a few years after high school, I could do 12 or 13. I was a pretty good football player too.

That was a while ago though, and I havent been to the gym in a while. I'm sure I'm still good for a couple reps though.

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Used to bench 225lbs about 12-15 times. Then I got greedy, tried to bench 350lbs, my right shoulder popped out of my socket and the bar nearly killed me. Have not benched sense. Every time I think about benching, I look at my bar and it have a nice dry bloody spot on it. Good reminder not to be greedy.

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