Do You Bench Press?

@elmiko (6640)
United States
July 23, 2008 8:54am CST
I'm not bench pressing right now but its one of my weak points when it comes to weight lifting exercises. I blame my long arms. No seriously people with shorter arms do better at the bench press. The most i've benched is 295. I almost got 300 but barely missed and it came sinking down to my chest and had to roll the 300lbs off me. Its not like it slamed on my chest. It slowly came down so I had some control. I had to go down in weight because I overloaded and have not tried to get past 300 because theres too many other weight lifting exericises i'm good at.
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• United States
23 Jul 08
I have very long arms and I don't have a hard time bench pressing at all, but I could use a spotter for the heavier weights. I don't use heavy weights at all anymore. But, on one of those machines that you can put stops on so that the weights won't fall on you, I have been able to bench press my own weight. But, I don't do that anymore. I don't really need. My weak spots are my shoulders, but they look very well defined, so I don't mind not being able to lift a lot of weight with them. I used to do bodybuilding, but I decided to stop as I have a health condition that makes my body burn muscle sometimes and that just doesn't help with bodybuilding.