How long would it take to go from a 225lb bench to 315lb bench?

Provided you attained the 225lbs bench from linear progression and are running a good program for strength such as 5/3/1?

  1. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Add 2.5lbs per workout and you'll find out

  2. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    It's genetic.
    Same diet, same training, same recovery, but genetics determine how fast you progress.
    In the end WAGMI.

  3. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I’ve been lifting for about 3 years and benching consistently and currently max out at 295lbs. The progress from 1pl8 to 2pl8s was dramatically faster than the progress from 2pl8s to 3pl8s in my experience. If you had perfect training and diet you could probably get to 3pl8s in under 3 years to be honest.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      did you bulk throughout for the 2pl8 to 3pl8?

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      This but also heavily depends on your bodyweight and how big you are willing to get

  4. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    FOR A SINGLE REP 1-2 YEARS IF YOU STILL TRAIN THE OTHER COMPOUNDS,
    IF SOLE FOCUS IS BENCH 8-12 MONTHS PERHAPS

  5. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Took me 2 years to make 2 plates. 4 to make 275. Most I've ever benched no spot was 290 and now I'm at 8 years. ngmi

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Took me 10 months for 2pl8s

  6. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Not sure but I went from 255-315 in a year.

  7. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    idk, I've been lifting for 6 months and rep 255x8. I bet I could hit 3pl8 for one.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      You're fat.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        yes. i never said I wasn't

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          Then it doesn't count.

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            if only skinny twinks or roiders count, then 90% of people should just accept that they will NEVER reach 3pl8

            • 3 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              Kek, not everyone has to be a fat piece of shit to bench 315, it's not even a lot.

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                yeah that's what my original point was, it's not hard to reach since I got there in 6 months. thanks for the backup bro.

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            if only skinny twinks or roiders count, then 90% of people should just accept that they will NEVER reach 3pl8

            by "90% of people", I mean 90% of lifters btw

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        You could mass reply everyone ITT with that comment (except me) and it would be accurate

  8. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    i just started benching again, ive never trained that seriously, maybe 4 months is the longest ive gone being semi reliable in my regimen.
    My PR bench was 205
    how long will it take me to get to 2PL8.. i just started again this week and repped 150 about 10 times.

  9. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    IMO you won't get there doing linear any time soon.

    I did 3x5 until I hit 275 and could not get over it. Started Hard/Medium/Light rotation and now I am adding reps every day.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      please explain what hard/medium/light is, frend

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        one day is heavy weight low volume, next bench day is medium weight medium volume, last day is lower weight high volume.

  10. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >good program for strength
    >5/3/1

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      okay what is a good one?

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        http://www.canditotraininghq.com/free-programs/

  11. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Took me about eight months and gaining 35 lbs until I was uncomfortably fat but I’m natty.

  12. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    To many of you fuckers neglect forearm strength. After increasing my forearm strength I was able to make the jump from 275 to 3pl8 in a month after being stuck at 275 forever.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Not possible, you were most likely just sandbagging

  13. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    It took me 5 six week bench program cycles. Although some of these cycles were spread out and there was time in between when I was only doing OHP since I didn't had access to bench. Then I started going to gym with bench and then covid started (this was when i was benching around 300lb and at the end of that cycle I should have hit 315lb). So all in all it was spread across 1 and a half years or 2 years.
    I was doing 6 week HLM program. Monday - Heavy day, wednesday - light day, Friday - medium day
    slight caloric surplus and mediocre sleeping pattern.
    hit triceps like crazy since I bench with closer grip.
    1st cycle: 220lb to 270lb (100 to 120kg) first try of this program bench exploded
    2st cycle: 270lb to 285lb (120 to 130kg) didnt do a lot of benching between 1st and 2nd cycle, but did a lot of OHP
    3rd cycle: 285lb to 300lb (130to 135kg) managed to get a bench and bench press every training
    4th cycle: 300lb to 310lb (135 to 137.5kg)
    5th cycle: 310lb to 315lb (137.5 to 140kg)
    6th cycle sometime later: 140kg to 145kg, after that hardest plateau off my life.

    Observation: I hit plateau because my chest completely atrophied. My bench is completely done with tricep and a little bit of chest and I didn't do any kind of DB press, dips or chest flies. Thus Im weak of chest.

    Google HLM bench program or I can post it if anyone wants, its great for going from beginner to intermediate.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Post it man, I'm curious. I'm currently doing something similar pic rel, what do you think?

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous
  14. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Forget programs. Pic related.

  15. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    lifting 4 years now just do 4x8 bench adding 2.5s to each side whenever i can never any change in reps or chasing my 1rm benching 290 4x8 now is that good or bad?

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      if you weigh less than 240 yes.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        yeah i bult to 200 then drop to 180 in the summer

  16. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    a long time if you weigh 150lb . if you're fat/roided a few months

  17. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    If you gain 1lb of bodyweight a day, you should be able to make that progress in a few months

    The secret is to get to like a 365bench while getting fat, then cut so you still have a lmao3pl8 bench and a nice physique
    Then you do the same exact thing to get to lmao4pl8

  18. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    My bro sent me a video of him benching 275 for 17 reps. He doesn't know how strong he is. He just like to push.

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