GoLdeN M 07 wrote:
Yea and hear is an easy way to find out ur bench max ( I found this out a few months ago and maybe a few of u ppl know it).
Ur bench max= 2(sum of both weights when repping dumbell chest presses)
ex. if u dumbell chest press (rep) with 60 pounds in each hand 60+60=120 and 120 times 2= 240. So ur bench max would be 240 lbs.
...ummm no, that's not how it works, firstly you're trying to compare what you rep
to what you max out on
with a barbell
. Too many variables there. What I've heard is, if you're rep'ing x weight for dumbbells, say 70lbs in each hand, then you should be able to rep about (2x + 50)lbs on barbell press, which would be about 190, that seems reasonable. It's not directly multiplicative because dumbbells are harder because you have to stablilze them alot more than you do the bench barbell, but the difficulty of stabilizing them does not increase terribly much with added weight (unless it's just too much for you to handle).
I hope this has made some sense, I guess I was kinda rambling.