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5, but I'am healing up from a neumothorax in the right lung, had 2 chest tube's in august, so I won't be doing any lifting any time soon. It hurt a little...lol

I... Guh. WTFBBQ... Hippo!?!??!

I Withdraw due to the fact you draw breath!

I hope you get that cleared up.

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When I was benching regularly i could do 4 reps of 225. But I'm an old guy.. then I messed up my shoulder and now don't even get on the bench.

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ALL at once?

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7 and now my arms hurt just typing.

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No, I got to the nearest ER, they put a chest tube in, got me to UK hospital. It really was a work injury. But I only missed 2 week's.

Too bad, paramedics live to decompress- it doesn't happen very often.

The coolest stuff you can do as a Medic is the rarest and probably the easiest, decompressions and surgincal crics are gold.

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bench press is a waste of time.

Not really, its a great exercise for a lot of reasons. A lot of guys do it to show off, but its still a great upper body exercise. Its compound, so it works plenty of muscles. Pair it up with pull-ups and you've got pretty much everything worked.

Can it be substituted with other exercises? Of course, but so can anything else.

Edit: How it relates to playing football? Not a very strong correlation I'd say. I don't see why they don't do more explosive type of lifts (cleans?).

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I agree with Sparty... it's certainly an overused exercise by a lot of people but it has it's place in a workout plan... I usually do flat bench every other time I work chest, combined with other barbell, dumbell, machine and cable exercises.

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I break the 225 into 3 75s and then I can do it a bunch of times

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Not really, its a great exercise for a lot of reasons. A lot of guys do it to show off, but its still a great upper body exercise. Its compound, so it works plenty of muscles. Pair it up with pull-ups and you've got pretty much everything worked.

Can it be substituted with other exercises? Of course, but so can anything else.

Edit: How it relates to playing football? Not a very strong correlation I'd say. I don't see why they don't do more explosive type of lifts (cleans?).

no.

there's a reason you see so many out of shape people doing bench press. because it lifts your ego, but it doesn't do anything else for you. it doesn't matter if you can bench press 1,000 lbs. if you can't dead lift or power clean you're not doing it right.

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bench press is a waste of time.

If you're a limp wrist or a girl.

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40-yard dash

The 40-yard dash is the marquee event at the combine. It's kind of like the 100-meters at the Olympics: It's all about speed, explosion and watching skilled athletes run great times. These athletes are timed at 10, 20 and 40-yard intervals. What the scouts are looking for is an explosion from a static start.

Bench press

The bench press is a test of strength -- 225 pounds, as many reps as the athlete can get. What the NFL scouts are also looking for is endurance. Anybody can do a max one time, but what the bench press tells the pro scouts is how often the athlete frequented his college weight room for the last 3-5 years.

Vertical jump

The vertical jump is all about lower-body explosion and power. The athlete stands flat-footed and they measure his reach. It is important to accurately measure the reach, because the differential between the reach and the flag the athlete touches is his vertical jump measurement.

Broad jump

The broad jump is like being in gym class back in junior high school. Basically, it is testing an athlete's lower-body explosion and lower-body strength. The athlete starts out with a stance balanced and then he explodes out as far as he can. It tests explosion and balance, because he has to land without moving.

3 cone drill

The 3 cone drill tests an athlete's ability to change directions at a high speed. Three cones in an L-shape. He starts from the starting line, goes 5 yards to the first cone and back. Then, he turns, runs around the second cone, runs a weave around the third cone, which is the high point of the L, changes directions, comes back around that second cone and finishes.

Shuttle run

The short shuttle is the first of the cone drills. It is known as the 5-10-5. What it tests is the athlete's lateral quickness and explosion in short areas. The athlete starts in the three-point stance, explodse out 5 yards to his right, touches the line, goes back 10 yards to his left, left hand touches the line, pivot, and he turns 5 more yards and finishes.

Does anyone else think they could come up with some better tests?

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Does anyone else think they could come up with some better tests?

bench press after 100 push ups (timed event)

40 yard dash suicides (40 yards down and back, twice - consecutively, no rest) only the first and last sprints are timed individually, but the entire event is timed as well

put the vertical jump as part of the 3 cone drill - get to the top, then jump

...just to make the event a little harder to train for.

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