SHOW: When I first started out, I wasn’t benching 500 pounds. I think the first time I ever benched, it was about 350 pounds. Then, I would do one- to two-rep sets, trying to go heavier, giving myself plenty of rest in between each set. When you’re trying to put that kind of mass on, it’s a different theory than high reps. It’s low rep, heavy weight and controlled. If you’re going to be a legit bencher, it’s not bouncing the weight off your chest like some kind of goofball screaming in the gym. The guy I like to watch work out is John Cena. He throws around a massive amount of weight and you’d think he’s sitting there doing his taxes. He’s not a yeller or screamer in the gym. He’s a very efficient weight lifter.