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    I lift really fat babies. Zat count?

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    Quote Originally Posted by MonkeyGrass View Post
    I lift really fat babies. Zat count?

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    Lifting fat babies will help you build a strong upper back and biceps.

    Cats work too


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    So I seem to be stuck on benching at a rather light mark.

    I'm at around... 120lb which to my knowledge is not heavy enough that I should be having issues. In any given session I'll fatigue in about the same time give or take a couple lifts.

    I've been aiming for 3x5 which seems to work nicely for my other exercises but I'm thinking of scaling back my weight to maybe 110 and increasing my lifts to maybe 3x8 for benching. Thoughts?

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    Dumbbell presses: Gotta be the best way to increase your bench press.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Feops View Post
    So I seem to be stuck on benching at a rather light mark.

    I'm at around... 120lb which to my knowledge is not heavy enough that I should be having issues. In any given session I'll fatigue in about the same time give or take a couple lifts.

    I've been aiming for 3x5 which seems to work nicely for my other exercises but I'm thinking of scaling back my weight to maybe 110 and increasing my lifts to maybe 3x8 for benching. Thoughts?

    Variety and shock.

    Work the dumbbells. Temporarily change the amount of rep/sets. Do pushups.

    Make sure you are working the whole body also. Big titties with chicken legs looks a little weird.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wolfy View Post
    Lifting fat babies will help you build a strong upper back and biceps.

    Cats work too

    She looks like she's about to eat fluffy.
    I think I think more than you think I think.

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    Quote Originally Posted by avolkiteshvara View Post
    Variety and shock.

    Work the dumbbells. Temporarily change the amount of rep/sets. Do pushups.

    Make sure you are working the whole body also. Big titties with chicken legs looks a little weird.
    Alright, thanks. I'll try those.

    I do a number of lifts with full body motions (ie. squats) so I think I hit everything. Benching has just been a point of frustration because I expected fairly rapid improvement until it got much heavier.

    But it might also be an issue of food, or rest even. Who knows.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Feops View Post
    But it might also be an issue of food, or rest even. Who knows.
    Possibly a combo of both, also make sure you're using proper form. Try to focus on dumbbells more instead of using the bar, it forces more stabilizer muscles to work. Focus on expanding your chest when coming down with the weight and then squeezing it tight when coming up. Don't go too heavy to where you're hurting your form and cheating yourself to get the weight up, but at the same time, don't baby yourself.

    I had a problem with increasing my bench. It has definitely been the most frustrating as far as lack of progress goes. I still can't bench heavy, but I've definitely seen some improvements (which I had virtually seen none of before) and I attribute it mostly to dumbbell usage. Make sure you're doing inclines as well!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Beat View Post
    Dumbbell presses: Gotta be the best way to increase your bench press.
    Try weighted dips. Your bench will soar if you integrate these into your routine.

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    I have to give pelvic power lifting a try,

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