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Old 03-03-09, 09:12 AM   #1
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Hit 200 lbs on BP today.

Hit 200 lbs on BP today.

I know, I know - that is nothing to a lot of you, and some of you don't even believe in the bench press.

But, years ago, I used to do 220 on the BP, then I dropped to around 175. I vowed to get back up, and, on my journey there, I did get to 200 lbs today.

So, there!!

We 69+'rs CAN improve.
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Old 03-03-09, 09:20 AM   #2
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I though BP was "blood pressure." Perhaps a little Lopressor in your future?
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Old 03-03-09, 09:22 AM   #3
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yeah i don't get it either.
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Bench Press/Blood Pressure. Is there a difference?
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Old 03-03-09, 09:35 AM   #5
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Bench Press/Blood Pressure. Is there a difference?
Heck yeah, I've been told to avoid the BP as it may elevate the BP.
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Oh 200 on the bench press. At how many reps? Very good job. I was definitely confused there for a minute.
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Old 03-03-09, 09:43 AM   #7
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Oh 200 on the bench press. At how many reps? Very good job. I was definitely confused there for a minute.
One time max. Started at 180 - 185 - 190 - 195 - 200. Failed at 205.
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Old 03-03-09, 09:58 AM   #8
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Well congratulations. I doubt that I could do that.
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Alright Dnvr.! Keep it going. 205 can't be far away.
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I am impressed, Denver.

For me, one benefit of being temporarily (I hope) retired is that I have had time to lift weights at the YMCA every third day. Now that my rotator cuff tendon problem is abating nicely, I am almost back to where I was on the military press. I would like to blame my uninspiring bench press performance on the injury, but I honestly cannot.
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Was that one rep/one set?

Seriously, I benched 225 in my college football days but I doubt I could do 150 today! Mrs. DnvrFox must like those pecs of yours!!
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Nice job Dnvrfox. I bet the most of the guys in the gym noticed what you did, even if they didn't say anything to you.
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Nice job Dnvrfox. I bet the most of the guys in the gym noticed what you did, even if they didn't say anything to you.
Nope. This I did on my home gym.

What they notice at the gym is when I add 50 pounds with a weight belt and then do 10 dips, followed by 20 pushups.
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Nope. This I did on my home gym.

What they notice at the gym is when I add 50 pounds with a weight belt and then do 10 dips, followed by 20 pushups.
Single reps @ max, by yourself with no spotter? You are a hardazz! I have to sneak in my squat sets in the basement when my wife is upstairs. Our boy's told her I needed a spotter therefore I have "orders". At least I keep my reps @ 10 - 12 per set and under 200lbs.
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Single reps @ max, by yourself with no spotter? You are a hardazz! I have to sneak in my squat sets in the basement when my wife is upstairs. Our boy's told her I needed a spotter therefore I have "orders". At least I keep my reps @ 10 - 12 per set and under 200lbs.
I use a safety cage. You can see it in the background. Perfectly safe. The safety bars catch the weight if/when you fail.


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I though BP was "blood pressure." Perhaps a little Lopressor in your future?
That's what I thought too, thankfully it was a Bench Press. Quite an accomplishment I'd say.
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That is great.
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