One of the real tests of Strength Endurance is the test used by National Rowing Teams back in the 1980’s. That is, the upright row on a bench for 200 reps with “only” 80 pounds.
“Only” 80 pounds.
Sounds easy for the first 10 reps, maybe 20. And then…
Well, I’ve always been a “push” guy, not a “pull” guy.
In the video below, we have Mike Rashid hitting 200 reps on the bench press. Starts out with 245 lbs, with 20 X 10 lb plates, 10 on each side. Then doing a drop set all the way down with 10 reps at a time… And then putting the weight back on at 100 reps (half-way), all the way back up to 245 lbs.
That’s 200 reps with extremely short breaks until completion.
The full uncut 20 minute video is below. I am wondering if doing a Ted Talk is easier!