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  1. #1
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    Bench Press/push up equivalent weight

    Hi Guys,

    This may be a difficult question but just out of curiosity, what do you think the equivalent weight would be going from push ups to bench press?

    At the moment I am doing 3x10 reps with 25 kg's (55 pounds) in a backpack on the top half of my back. I currently weight about 202 pounds with most of my fat situated around my mid section.

    while I understand bench press requires less use of your core strength, what do you reckon the equivalent bench weight would be?

    At a guess I would say about 155 pounds?

    Cheers!

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    Hi JTM,

    take a look here:
    bench press and overhead press same day

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    I tihnk I read in the NROL that pushup is equal to a bench press of 60% of your body weight. So, I'd be more like 175 for bench.

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    Wow, that's really bizzaire, because I asked a question almost identical to this, only a little while back

    It's worth checking out:
    http://training.fitness.com/weight-t...ses-25889.html
    Hmm, I don't remember those last 2 posts being there =/

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    i will say what i said in that thread again. They are completley different movements, so dont bother to compare them too much.

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    And I can confirm that, as I did quite a lot of both today

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    If you want to determine how much resistance (load) a pushup is, simply perform one with your hands on a bathroom scale. I weigh about 172# and when I do a pushup the scale reads 75#.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FastLane View Post
    If you want to determine how much resistance (load) a pushup is, simply perform one with your hands on a bathroom scale. I weigh about 172# and when I do a pushup the scale reads 75#.
    Wow, that's got to be the best idea I've heard in a long time!

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    Wink hand positioning

    also dont forget hand positioning, if ur gonna try to equate a pushup to a wide grip bench press then you gotta use a wide arm pushup

    kinda obvious but some people may have passed over this small detail

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    Also you can try elevating your legs,as this will incorporate more weight

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    Hi JTM,

    take a look here:
    bench press and overhead press same day

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