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Re: Bench Press Max
« Reply #50 on: November 09, 2017, 04:50:34 pm »

Next time I have a shoulder injury I'll just point my orthopedic surgeon to your post for guidance, Benny.
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Re: Bench Press Max
« Reply #51 on: November 10, 2017, 08:17:17 am »

I've used this method, and it's helped me a lot. I've had 2 rotator cuff surgeries on my right shoulder and have a bone spur pressing against my rotator cuff on my left shoulder. So needless to say, I have shoulder problems. Using this method, it hasn't aggravated my shoulders at all.

https://www.t-nation.com/training/bench-press-grip-the-magic-number
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Re: Bench Press Max
« Reply #52 on: November 11, 2017, 02:45:48 am »

I've used this method, and it's helped me a lot. I've had 2 rotator cuff surgeries on my right shoulder and have a bone spur pressing against my rotator cuff on my left shoulder. So needless to say, I have shoulder problems. Using this method, it hasn't aggravated my shoulders at all.

https://www.t-nation.com/training/bench-press-grip-the-magic-number

I'd caution against everybody using exactly the 1.5 factor, but yeah, that's basically what I was describing. The wide grip puts more strain on our shoulder, a fully tucked puts more strain on your triceps, so  you want somewhere around that 30-40 degree angle out from your body for your angles which is right around where your link describes.

If your doctor says your shoulders are too far gone to do such an exercise, by all means, go with your doctor. However, if your shoulders are healthy enough, using proper form you will not risk further injury.
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Re: Bench Press Max
« Reply #53 on: November 20, 2017, 11:18:50 am »

All time max was 345 at 220lbs.
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Re: Bench Press Max
« Reply #54 on: December 15, 2017, 12:55:25 am »

50 years old and hit 345, 225 23 reps
Work those triceps and helps push the weight
Dont see this lasting long though, gonna have to increase cardio to get ready for beach season in next two or three weeks.  With that happening the weight will fall off me and my lifts
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Re: Bench Press Max
« Reply #55 on: December 15, 2017, 08:24:11 am »

I had just started getting into heavy bench the last couple years and I think that is the reason I have issues because of my age.  I did hit 350 back in the summer of 2015 then I would change my eating habits and drop 15 to 20 lbs and lift moderately to let my shoulders and tendonitis heal a bit.  I got back into heavy bench last summer after a long break and ended up doing 365 at a body weight of 210 which was 5 lbs lighter then when I benched 350.  I also started experimenting with the keto diet earlier this year and dropped back down to 195 and felt awesome with the way my energy levels would be constant with the high fat intake.  I then got back to carb loading and lifting heavy this spring and within 3 months I could bench 380 at a body weight of 207.5 which is lighter then when I benched 365.  I have come to a conclusion that every time I hit a new bench press personal record I could diet down for a few months and comeback stronger each time at a lower body weight and I am considering starting heavy again early next year to see if I can hit 400 at a lower body weight then 207.5 and believe me I do not take any anabolic steroids lol.
Interesting stuff. So basically sounds like body weight cycles when hitting a peak or personal record seem to push you to a new level. Iíve never heard of anything like this but sounds pretty cool.
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Re: Bench Press Max
« Reply #56 on: January 10, 2018, 01:28:07 pm »

I do not bench press.  All body weight exercises.  However, I can pass the Presidential Physical Fitness Test at my age.  Saw neighborhood elementary school doing it.  Thought I would take on the challenge too
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