What do you think is a good 1RM on bench for a guy 6ft, 180 lbs, with one year of lifting?
2pl8 at a minimum, probably a good deal higher, but I am a manlet so I don't know if having long-ish arms would make that very difficult or what.
I'm at 245 lbs 1RM after a year, if that helps (SL to 5/3/1 BBB). I personally feel like I have a weak chest.
dont get discouraged bro
i was 6'3 fluctuating from 145-155 last year, could ever get my bench to lmao 1pl8 and this summer finally committed myself to gaining weight and keeping it on, now 6 months later my 1RM is 185 and body weight is around 170-175. U just have to push yourself to gain weight and ull see the results, i know 185 still isnt a lot but its a lot better than when i couldnt even hit 1pl8 beginning of the summer
I'm a 6'4" ecto lanklet at around 90kgs/200lbs, been lifting for a bit over 2 years and my 1rm is just under 100kgs/225lbs. I always thought that was decent because I've seen about 2 guys at my gym benching over 225 and I bench more than guys who are bigger than me but reading all you guys here.. am I still gonna make it?
It..it's.. it's just that I have a longer ROM guys ;_;
I can do 2 plates barefoot, raw, high bar, calves pressed against hammies for 13 reps at 5'8" 139 pounds. My deadlift is 370 for 5 reps.
I have literally 20 inch thighs and still put up these numbers. I'm not dissing you for being more muscular than I am, but perhaps it is t be expected for someone with inches and pounds more muscle to lift as much in much less time.
Your arms might be an inch or two shorter than a lanklet, but no more. It's a very small difference. Clavicle length and chest depth have a much bigger impact on bench leverage/ROM, generally.
6'2" 185 - 195 Lbs here. I always get injured, distracted, or simply undisciplined every time I get near 200 Lbs bench. I always end up back at 155 or so, building back up.
I dunno, I must have a weird emotional issue around it. In my first eight months or so of lifting, I went from a 95 Lbs bench (was previously higher, just got really weak in the upper body) to doing a single rep of 225 Lbs, but only to parallel, not all the way to my chest.
That was like three years ago, and I've never been back.
These threads are absolutely retarded. With every one being built different and at varying degrees of strntgth and muscle before entering a gym, there is no way of saying or knowing what "you should" be able to do.. body weight for reps is sufficient. Anyone who says 250 and up at a year for anyone who isn't a fat Manlet is high. Worry about progress, there is no norm.
>friend goes to aa
>was 240 lbs of whiskey and fat
>stops drinking and routinely hits gym with me
>9 months later hee is at 190lbs, looks rad
>hits 225 for one struggling rep max on bench
I wanna see what someone who benches 315 after a year of lifting looks like. I can't picture anything other than meat wad dude from aqua teen
He looks like a dude who benches 3 plate. Vitruvian Physique, for example. Or Greg Fallagher. Slightly smaller than those guys.
Those guys have lifted for 10 years though. They probably only hit a bit over 2 plates in their first year.
Depends on a lot, if you're benching regularly. How your form is, shoulders and arm length.
I would say around 200 if you have long arms and started benching shit. If you started quick maybe as much as 2 plate. But if you're not training strength for bench it would be lower.
I do dumbell press more often and can probably do more combined with DB than I can with flat. I can do 90s for 13-15 reps but could not do 180lb bench for that many.
I'm 6ft 185 and hit 305lbs yesterday. I've been lifting for a year as well but I've also done competitive gymnastics for a lot longer.
Insecure, no. But you are a hungry skelly, and you bench double body weight you dip. That's what is unbelievable about it. You don't see it happen often. I wanna mire, but you won't post
Look up Christian Guzman, the dude is 6'0, 160 and benches 315. He looks about 180 because he's ripped as hell. That's basically me, it's possible. You must be a New Years resolutioner
>Tfw max binch is 80kg
>Tfw 76kg and 1m83
>Tfw 1 year lifting
What the fuck, how do I become strong, OHP is doing well, why is binchpriss not going up
You stop being 76kg and 6 feet tall. 76kg is crazy light for a strong guy at that height. Shit, anything below 105 is considered being below your proper weight class. Some would even extend that out to 120, but that assumes a willingness to get damn fat.
Well anon, coming Jan.18th ill be 10months into lifting.
Im 6'3, weighing in at 215lbs - but im chunky around 20%bf. If i was 10% bf i'd probably weigh near 190lbs.
My bench 1RM 245. The first 8 months i was literally getting my form down. When my technique started to improve it shot up, even now it's increasing - been focusing on repping 2 plate for failure sets.
I'm 6'1" 200lbs. I started at 165lbs.
It took me over a year to reach 200lbs then another year to hit 225 (for sets of 5)
I have a very weak bench compared to my other lifts. My 1RM after 3.5 years is 270, which I've only attempted 3x.
It's different for everyone, OP. Just keep in mind that you want to continue improving regardless of how much you can lift.
depends what you started at..
I use home gym and so I dumbell press cause of no lifesaving spotter.
I just started lifting a few weeks ago and I max at 80 pound dumbbells ... Does that mean I could barbell bench 160 pounds if I had a spotter and would attempt it?
5 7 160lbs fridgemode manlet
>for your height
Is benching really that much harder if you're around 6'?
I'm 5'11 165 lbs and after 10 months lifting have a 1RM of 220. I've never thought that my bench was bad because of height.
No. There is no cutoff. Some Manlets have long arms and some lanklwts have short ones.
Lanklets with long arms have the advantage of being able to hold more muscle, making their long term potential higher.
It mostly depends on where you start, as several people have pointed out.
>157 lbs (71 kg)
>225 lbs (100kg) x 3
wish i lifted more, but progress is progress
If you start as a skinny fat bitch, shirt or tall, who ate poptarts and played N64, Ps2, Halo and Runescape his whole childhood, like me, the only way you're going to bench over two plates after year one is if you bite the bullet and balloon up to 25% bodyfat before you cut down.
Athletic and thin people don't need to worry about getting fat, so they can bulk to the heavens.
What was your starting bench? Mine was about 30kgs or 1/2pl8. My justification is I have a super small frame for my height and I barely look like I lift despite gaining about 20kgs since I started but maybe I'm just weak.. bench powerlifting style too with a massive arch and heaps of leg drive and everything :'(