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2003/12/01 23:06:31 (permalink)

2 questions about Bench Press

I am 6'6" and I think my bench is quite poor compared to squat and deadlift but I notice that generally people's benching weight is lower than the other two so not sure whether this is normal or due to my long limbs so:

1)How much of a disadvantage is having long arms when Bench Pressing?

2)What is the usual ratio of maximum weight lifted between Bench Press/Squat/Deadlift

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    RE: 2 questions about Bench Press 2003/12/01 23:35:26 (permalink)
    1. Its a bit of a disadvantage but no excuse.
    2. It always different but I'd say alot of the time somewhere around 100 pounds more in the squat and dead then bench press is what I see alot. Doesn't really matter though.
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    RE: 2 questions about Bench Press 2003/12/02 09:52:14 (permalink)
    You are no less disadvantaged depending on your torso build. If you have a thick chest and back then you are ok, if it is skinny then you have further to lift the weight and therefore disadvantaged.

    But you are no different to a shorter guy who has long limbs and skinny torso or a shorter guy with a thick torso depending on your disposition.

    Hope that makes sense[?]
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    RE: 2 questions about Bench Press 2003/12/03 15:36:31 (permalink)
    in my case bench and deadlift are similar and my squats around 40kg more this is common with the larger powerlifters, im only 77kg so my excuse is if your built to bench your arms are short so deadlifts have to travel further and you have to start lower, duno if anyone else agrees?
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    RE: 2 questions about Bench Press 2003/12/04 12:48:45 (permalink)
    what sort of poundage are you pushing? cos its worrying if you are worried about your bench when its the same as your dead!!!! my split is.....
    bench 125kg
    deadlifts 230kg
    squats 160kg

    al of those are for 1-2 reps. i know im not particularly strong on my bench, but it aint close to deads
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    RE: 2 questions about Bench Press 2003/12/04 13:12:44 (permalink)
    my proportion is very similar to pete except my squat is bigger and very close to my dedadlift
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    RE: 2 questions about Bench Press 2003/12/04 18:39:52 (permalink)
    my best bench is 210kg at 77kg bodyweight by nxt xmas im aiming for 250 not sure i can keep my body weight that low though in order to do it
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    RE: 2 questions about Bench Press 2003/12/04 21:05:39 (permalink)
    just out of interest mate how do you control your weight? purely diet? or avoiding higher reps or lots of cardio or wot?
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    RE: 2 questions about Bench Press 2003/12/04 23:11:33 (permalink)
    mostly low reps, not much of a negative phase to the lifts help stop hypertrophy and training the same body part 3-4 times a week, having said that i started training west side style a few weeks ago and im eating alot more so i mite put a few pounds on (especialy as im right at the bottom of my weight division at the mo)
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    RE: 2 questions about Bench Press 2003/12/05 10:58:22 (permalink)
    Yeah, you could do with fattening up a bit
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