How much can you bench?

Discussion in 'Training & Safety' started by BulletFist, Jul 26, 2007.

  1. BulletFist

    BulletFist New Member

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    How much can you bench press? How much do you think someone *should* be able to bench press for training purposes?
     
  2. bkt

    bkt New Member

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    Ideally, you should be able to press at least your own body weight.

    Speaking of which, anyone looking for an interesting and vigorous routine that changes every day might want to check out Crossfit.
     

  3. Spartan

    Spartan New Member

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    bench

    i do five pounds im a leprechaun lol
     
  4. Bear_Down

    Bear_Down New Member

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    I have not weighed the wife lately. No seriously I couldn't tell you.
     
  5. MarkoPo

    MarkoPo New Member

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    I am sad to say I can only bench about 2/3 of my weight. I'm not proud of either number. If you have a BMI of between 10% and 20%, you weight should be a good number to go for.
     
  6. GlenJohnson

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    I can probably bench press twice my age, which is a lot better than a lot of people I know. :cool:
     
  7. matt g

    matt g New Member Supporter

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    I have a buddy that lifts a lot, but I haven't lifted since I was in the army. I surprised us both when I put up over 300 pounds a couple of weeks ago.
     
  8. Flint Rock

    Flint Rock New Member

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    Give me 20

    If you can grunt out 20+ proper pushups, well that's good enough.
     
  9. h&k bigdaddydieseldan

    h&k bigdaddydieseldan New Member

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    as long as you are hanging and banging in the gym trying to keep youselves in shape that's all that should matter :rolleyes: :rolleyes: :rolleyes: :rolleyes:
     
  10. fapprez

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    I always heard that you were to be able to press out at least your body weight. Now, if that amount is for regular training or your max, I have no idea. I can press my weight and then a little more, but it's not spectacular:)
     
  11. juicetree

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    The last time I bench pressed was about 5 years ago and I was able to lift 255 lbs which was a little more than I weighed at the time.
     
  12. cpttango30

    cpttango30 New Member

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    About 16oz. is all I lift anymore.
     
  13. chorst294

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    I've recently gotten back into the gym after a 3 month break. I didn't do too bad lifting 275 lbs. I'm trying to work my way back up to 300+. I think young to middle aged people should be able to lift their body weight 10 times. I shouldn't say anything because I can currently only lift my body weight 6 times, but I'll fix that in the coming months. Good overall physical condition is important when defending ones self.
     
  14. brointheknow

    brointheknow New Member

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    I can bench 295lbs. I rep 225x10, 245x8, 265x4, 295x1RM

    I workout 5-6 days a week.
     
  15. RL357Mag

    RL357Mag New Member

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    LMAO...I find that time spent on the "reloading" bench gives me a distinct advantage over those who spend it on the weight bench!
     
  16. gorknoids

    gorknoids New Member

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    With 2 screwed-up shoulders, I have a hard enough time lying down to sleep, let alone to lift weights.
    I squatted 502 clean in high school.
     
  17. RL357Mag

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    Last time I squatted was in the woods...