I can do a few sets of 90 lb dumbells but can only do 215 2 times on normal bench
funny how that works. i"ve had similar problems before. For a couple months a year or two ago, my bench was good but my DB bench wasnt that good. Then i was doing good DB weight, but my flat bench wasnt improving… I’m finally at the point both are going up
But DB’s are always harder to do. I can rep out 100 for 7 but on flat i can probly do 235 for 7. Its harder to stabilize individual arms.
For me getting stronger is “cool”, but when I really look at my goals it is not too important. Overall I want to be healthy and get bigger, and I take strength as a bi-product of that. Don’t get me wrong I like it when you are adding weight to the bar, it sort of reassures you the hard work is paying off…but overall I want to be healthy and put on some muscle
For me I do like to be healthy and such, but i dont do that much cardio during winter, only summer months with sports. Winter is for bulking and jan/feb is my strongest time of year
But i lift not only to get that muscle look and be somewhat healthy, i lift for strength/power. I push hard and when i’m not gaining, which does happen alot for me since i find it hard to gain power since i’m not adding weight to the body :), i get all pissed and frustrated. I’ve always been a smaller kid, and that kinda bothered me. Now 160lbs or so, but i’m not very happy with that. I really wanted to be more like 180-190 but i dont think that will happen.