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Old 12-13-2013, 08:12 PM   #1
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Default How much can tennis players bench press?

Just curious.

Agassi sometime claimed he could bench presses around 300 pounds, but I doubt it at the time.

Do the top players even bench press? Probably spaniards and americans do some moderate bench press at some point of career, to build upper body strengt. But I can't picture, for example, Murray or Novak bench pressing more than 100-120 pounds.
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Old 12-13-2013, 08:27 PM   #2
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believe me or not but we already have a thread about it
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Old 12-13-2013, 08:41 PM   #3
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believe me or not but we already have a thread about it
It's true, I just found it!

It's not the same as my thread, but is similar.

http://www.menstennisforums.com/show...ighlight=bench

Serena can benches 180 kg?
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Old 12-13-2013, 10:03 PM   #4
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Paire today. 110 kg
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Paire today. 110 kg
are you Paire ?
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Paire today. 110 kg
110 kg is huge, but looks like he's almost dying.

But how in the hell had 110 kg there?

Barbell looks like those 10 kg's ones. White plates with 25 kg and black plates with 12.5?
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Default Re: How much can tennis players bench press?

I don't buy it. I don't think Paire can bench press 110 kg. Even for 1-2 reps.
I bench press on a weekly basis, for 2 years, and I can barely benchpress 90 kg.
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Default Re: How much can tennis players bench press?

for his body structure 110 looks too much, a way too much . specially because he has long arms
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I don't buy it. I don't think Paire can bench press 110 kg. Even for 1-2 reps.
I bench press on a weekly basis, for 2 years, and I can barely benchpress 90 kg.
I agree. Probably he did it with a good help from the spotter.

110 kg is a lot, actually is my record at bench press, 50-50 and a barbell of 10 kg

Usually I make with 80 (8 reps) or 90 kg (6 reps) too.
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Default Re: How much can tennis players bench press?

Who cares? Bench is overrated anyway. I mean for pure mass, maybe, but for even body development, go with the pushup.

Push up a much better overall upper body exercise with chest focus.

I prefer push ups with weights on the back.
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Who cares? Bench is overrated anyway. I mean for pure mass, maybe, but for even body development, go with the pushup.

Push up a much better overall upper body exercise with chest focus.

I prefer push ups with weights on the back.
I would rather say pull ups, full ROM wide grip pull ups are for me the king.
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Who cares? Bench is overrated anyway. I mean for pure mass, maybe, but for even body development, go with the pushup.

Push up a much better overall upper body exercise with chest focus.

I prefer push ups with weights on the back.
you see Groove. Guys ranked inside top 100 doing bench press while unranked guys doing push ups with weights on the back
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I would rather say pull ups, full ROM wide grip pull ups are for me the king.
I do pull ups also. And chin ups with the other grip.

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you see Groove. Guys ranked inside top 100 doing bench press while unranked guys doing push ups with weights on the back
Well we gonna see what's going on.
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Who cares? Bench is overrated anyway. I mean for pure mass, maybe, but for even body development, go with the pushup.

Push up a much better overall upper body exercise with chest focus.


I prefer push ups with weights on the back.
Johnny.

Push ups is for girls or a complementary chest exercise in the workout at most.

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I would rather say pull ups, full ROM wide grip pull ups are for me the king.
Good one. But pull up is a back exercise, not chest.
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Johnny.

Push ups is for girls or a complementary chest exercise in the workout at most.
We will just agree to disagree on that.
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