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    Discussion in 'Training' started by Canellesao, Jul 11, 2012.

    1. Canellesao

      Canellesao Well-Known Member

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      Okay, so some of you know I had shoulder surgery. The doctor that did my surgery said I would make a 100% recovery, and I would be okay to go back to powerlifting when I felt I was ready. But the physical therapist said he thinks I should never bench again no matter what. Well I’m ready to make my return, because I’ve yet to meet all the goals I’ve set for myself, or reached the potential I know I’m capable of. But I want to change how I workout. Although it was football that ultimately did my shoulder in and caused the blow that would cause me to have surgery, years of benching heavy every chest workout caused the wear to even cause the instability in the first place. I basically told the therapist he was an idiot, canceled my remaining appointments, and took things into my own hands. A lot of people don’t know I’ve been in therapy for my left ankle, both knees, and both shoulders, so I pretty much knew the drill of how to continue my therapy on my own. So the question is, can I still get stronger by doing reps with light weight? For example, my old powerlifting workout was 12 sets of 3 with 90% of my one rep max. Could I change it to say, 4 sets of max reps with 50% of my max, and still see progress? I know it wouldn’t be "fast" progress. But that’s a good thing. the doctor said one thing that caused my shoulder to become unstable in the first place was that my bench was going up to fast for my joints and ligaments to keep up with the strain, because my bench made a jump out of nowhere from 455 to 505 in 4 weeks natty. I’m not sure how it happened but oh well.

       
    2. parnassto

      parnassto Well-Known Member

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      I ask you a question about bench press. mind = blown.

      You'd probably find that you would get better at repping, rather than your 1RM increasing.

      Say you started off doing 3x25 at 50% of your 1RM, you might end up doing 3x25 at 60% of your 1RM, with your 1RM staying fairly constant.
       
    3. casse

      casse Well-Known Member

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      I ask you a question about bench press. mind = blown.

      Just wanted to say if you chopped yourself in half you'd still be bigger than me.

      I'll be going now.. to eat moar
       
    4. jailynn24hb

      jailynn24hb Well-Known Member

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      I ask you a question about bench press. mind = blown.

      that makes sense. but my 1rm would have to increase at least a little? what if i started at 50% of my 1rm and moved it up by 5 pounds every other week?
       
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      Korporalegq Well-Known Member

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      I ask you a question about bench press. mind = blown.

      What was jacked with your shoulder specifically?
       
    6. Raleoxilevz

      Raleoxilevz Well-Known Member

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      I ask you a question about bench press. mind = blown.

      overhead press - 315x3

      dafuq
       
    7. defelqy

      defelqy Well-Known Member

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      I ask you a question about bench press. mind = blown.

      labrum tear

      over 400 on the smith.. just didnt have the stability to do it free weights.
       
    8. defelqy

      defelqy Well-Known Member

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      I ask you a question about bench press. mind = blown.

      and here you are asking for advice on a forum full of broscientists

      notsureifsrs.jpg
       
    9. masoven4u

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      I ask you a question about bench press. mind = blown.

      I trust some of them. like spidey up there. and da1111, because i can see he knows what hes talking about. but most are idiots.
       
    10. masoven4u

      masoven4u Well-Known Member

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      I ask you a question about bench press. mind = blown.

      Yeah he's strong as fuark.
       

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