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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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    I though BP was "blood pressure." Perhaps a little Lopressor in your future?

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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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    Quote Originally Posted by DnvrFox View Post
    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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    Quote Originally Posted by X-LinkedRider View Post
    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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    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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    Quote Originally Posted by Allegheny Jet View Post
    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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    Quote Originally Posted by DnvrFox View Post
    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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    Quote Originally Posted by Allegheny Jet View Post
    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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    Quote Originally Posted by Kerlenbach View Post
    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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