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    Default "It's pretty good if you can bench press your own weight"

    That's what people have said, and everyone's heard at some point I think. When people say this, do they mean if you can max your own weight, or do a solid 10-12 reps with it?

    Just curious. I've always wondered.

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    10 reps. 1.5 times your bodyweight for a max.

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    Alrighty, thanks.

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    Yeah I can't even lift 1/4 of my own weight, so I can't wrap my head around this.

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    I think that most would assume that 1 rep at body weight is pretty good. I guess it depends on your weight also to a degree. It wouldnt be impressive, but pretty good.
    Im out, its been fun

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    Doesent sound like much to me, only thing that comes to my mind is lol standards has gone down. Dunno how much i can lift from bench, but i dont have any problem handling rotors that weight as much as i do(putting bearings on them and carefully inserting them into motors). But i dont weight much..
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    Quote Originally Posted by YWIR View Post
    Yeah I can't even lift 1/4 of my own weight, so I can't wrap my head around this.

    /fatass
    Hottie.

    You're a girl, so this doesn't apply to you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by INTP View Post
    Doesent sound like much to me, only thing that comes to my mind is lol standards has gone down. Dunno how much i can lift from bench, but i dont have any problem handling rotors that weight as much as i do(putting bearings on them and carefully inserting them into motors). But i dont weight much..
    Welp, I suggest actually bench pressing and seeing if the theory holds true. You might be surprised, or you might not.

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    Quote Originally Posted by swordpath View Post
    Welp, I suggest actually bench pressing and seeing if the theory holds true. You might be surprised, or you might not.
    Well i tried it once in 7th or 8th grade and could lift about what i weight now, so i really dont see any problem there..
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    Quote Originally Posted by INTP View Post
    Well i tried it once in 7th or 8th grade and could lift about what i weight now, so i really dont see any problem there..
    Cool.

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