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average 14 year old bench press?

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loganrd69
loganrd69
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Joined: 2007/03/31
United States
2007/03/31, 09:48 PM
ok im 14 i weigh 129 5ft6. I'm now just starting bench pressin 85 how can i bench more? I've been 50 doing push ups a night.
darkwolf77
darkwolf77
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Joined: 2007/04/22
United States
2007/04/23, 06:22 PM
I'm 14, 5'11 and weigh 152, max press 165. Pushups are good for improving your max, but in the end, they do not help too much as they are such a low weight. To increase you max bench you have to do just that: Bench. A good bit. Start with something you can rep about 10 times and then switch it up a little, you know do one day heavier weight and another lighter weights. If you continue this you will see your max shoot up maybe by ever 100 pounds in the next year.
ecle5c
ecle5c
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Joined: 2003/07/10
United States
2007/04/24, 09:18 AM
Work on your triceps, and your shoulders. Do pullups for your back. All of these play into your bench press. There is much more to it than just the chest.
darkwolf77
darkwolf77
Posts: 4
Joined: 2007/04/22
United States
2007/04/24, 08:34 PM
yeah ecle is exactly right. triceps are just as important as chest in a bench press, many people which weak triceps cannot can their real max because they reach a sticking point.
crixballer
crixballer
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Joined: 2007/04/18
United States
2007/04/24, 09:24 PM
im 5'6, 110 pounds, very skinny teenager

i can do 85X10

i can max at 105

i just started to work out...


if u keep benching, u will get better and better

good luck

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-Chris-
jbennett
jbennett
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Joined: 2001/02/28
United States
2007/04/25, 03:37 PM
Why are you concerned the 'average' bench for a 14 year old? Are you looking to be average? Look around. Every 14 year old is different; I know - I'm an 8th grade teacher. Don't compare yourself to others.

Now, if you want to improve your bench, forget pushups. Sure, they're great for a bodyweight exercise and for warm-up/cool-down purposes. However, if you want your numbers to go up, then you need to lift more weight during your training sessions. If 85 is your 1RM now, don't try 'maxing out' (I hate that terminology) for about 2 more months. Increase the number of sets you perform and decrease the reps. Keep your reps on multi-joint movement exercises at 15, 12, 10, 8, 6. At your age, you don't need to worry about doing anything crazy. Keep it simple and eat right to fuel your body. You'll see results soon.

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--JBennett
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davo.p
davo.p
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Joined: 2010/03/30
Australia
2010/03/30, 05:58 AM
i'm 5'8 176 pounds

i can do 100X10

i don't know max but know it's over 110

just started bench press.
tokaychris25
tokaychris25
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Joined: 2010/12/16
United States
2010/12/16, 10:45 PM
im 5'6 weigh 145 im a running back in highschool and i can max out at 225 i agree with everybody to forget the pushups i got my max up so high by benching 20 reps of 95 15 of 115 10 of 135 5 of 185 and 1 at 205 then i went back back down like a pyramid i saw results very fast and im up to
Heilbeig
Heilbeig
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Joined: 2011/06/16
Germany
2011/06/16, 10:55 PM
im 5'6 and abot 120 my max is 140 and about ten reps of 125. its not realy how big you are just how long you have lifted i strted 3 months ago lifting 90x10 and weighing 110 now gained 10 pounds and can lift a lot beter. it is also in your form beter form beter results.
bjelly84
bjelly84
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Joined: 2011/09/28
United States
2011/09/28, 10:38 PM
I'm 14 , I'm a freshmen and I'm 5'7 and bench 150. You'll start to get stronger and stronger the more you lift. Just do more power workouts.
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