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How Much Can You Bench?  
User currently offlineDeltaOwnsAll From United States of America, joined Jul 2001, 1173 posts, RR: 1
Posted (8 years 1 month 1 week 3 days 7 hours ago) and read 3026 times:

The title is pretty self-explanatory...i'm bored and curious to see if there's any other lifters on here and what you can do. My max right now is about 225x1, the best I've ever been is probably 225x4...not huge but decent for my meager 6', 170lb frame. Anyways, lets try to keep this reasonably truthful/on-topic.

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User currently offlineTuffGong From Canada, joined Jan 2006, 472 posts, RR: 3
Reply 1, posted (8 years 1 month 1 week 3 days 7 hours ago) and read 3016 times:

When i was doing bench on a regular basis about two years ago I was pushing 255lbs 10 reps with a spot. Now i only do free weight, no bench and I am doing 90 lbs dumbbells ten reps no spot. I have a 5'10 195 lbs body, been playin Ice hockey and lacrosse for about 17 years.


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User currently offlineUsnseallt82 From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 4891 posts, RR: 52
Reply 2, posted (8 years 1 month 1 week 3 days 6 hours ago) and read 3003 times:

Quoting DeltaOwnsAll (Thread starter):
How Much Can You Bench?

I can hold my own.  Big grin



Crye me a river
User currently offlineAGC525 From United States of America, joined Sep 2004, 989 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (8 years 1 month 1 week 3 days 6 hours ago) and read 3000 times:

I was pretty big into powerlifting, My max was 515 x 1 about two years ago. Now I've slacked off greatly, I'm around 350. At the time I was 240lbs. I've started to get back into it, I forgot what a long road it is!


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User currently offlineJfkaua From United States of America, joined Aug 2004, 1000 posts, RR: 3
Reply 4, posted (8 years 1 month 1 week 3 days 6 hours ago) and read 2993 times:

I weigh 130ish, max 210x1

User currently offlineMt99 From United States of America, joined May 1999, 6609 posts, RR: 6
Reply 5, posted (8 years 1 month 1 week 3 days 6 hours ago) and read 2993 times:
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Whats more impressive.. being able to lift 2 x 225lbs or 12 x 135lbs..

Which is better for that matter?



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User currently onlineEA CO AS From United States of America, joined Nov 2001, 13634 posts, RR: 62
Reply 6, posted (8 years 1 month 1 week 3 days 6 hours ago) and read 2990 times:
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Best is 315 x 3. Added 40lbs to it just to see if I could do it and that bar pinned me like a little girl.


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User currently offlineA332 From Canada, joined Feb 2005, 1644 posts, RR: 2
Reply 7, posted (8 years 1 month 1 week 3 days 6 hours ago) and read 2990 times:

I bench a lot... keeps the blisters away.


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User currently offlineANCFlyer From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 8, posted (8 years 1 month 1 week 3 days 5 hours ago) and read 2978 times:





 bigthumbsup 


User currently offlineLOT767-300ER From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 9, posted (8 years 1 month 1 week 3 days 5 hours ago) and read 2974 times:

Of course ANC, your hat benches alot, it has to bench you everday!  Silly

User currently offlineDeltaOwnsAll From United States of America, joined Jul 2001, 1173 posts, RR: 1
Reply 10, posted (8 years 1 month 1 week 3 days 5 hours ago) and read 2966 times:

Quoting Mt99 (Reply 5):
Whats more impressive.. being able to lift 2 x 225lbs or 12 x 135lbs..

Which is better for that matter?

I would say that 2x225 is considerably better...I would be hard pressed to do 225 more than once or twice right now, but i could most likely do 135 at least 20 times.


User currently offlineDL021 From United States of America, joined May 2004, 11447 posts, RR: 75
Reply 11, posted (8 years 1 month 1 week 3 days 5 hours ago) and read 2958 times:

How much does your mom weigh?  duck   Wink




I could probably bench the bench..........



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User currently offlineLHMARK From United States of America, joined Jan 2000, 7255 posts, RR: 46
Reply 12, posted (8 years 1 month 1 week 3 days 5 hours ago) and read 2958 times:

Dunno, how much does Dmitri Young weigh?

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User currently offlineJGPH1A From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 13, posted (8 years 1 month 1 week 3 days 5 hours ago) and read 2958 times:

Quoting Usnseallt82 (Reply 2):
I can hold my own.

That wasn't the question, that is simply assumed - spare us the sordid details of your lonely desert life !  Smile

Bench ? Benches are for sitting on. Therefore I "bench" one, I suppose.


User currently offlinePROSA From United States of America, joined Oct 2001, 5644 posts, RR: 4
Reply 14, posted (8 years 1 month 1 week 3 days 4 hours ago) and read 2943 times:

I've done 225 x 10, which works out to a single rep of 300 pounds. The most I've done in an actual single rep is 275, though when doing it I could tell I wasn't near my limit. I've also done ten reps with a pair of 100-pound dumbbells.

Here is a chart showing typical bench press amounts by bodyweight. The bodyweight amounts correspond with the weight categories used in powerlifing competiton:
http://www.exrx.net/Testing/WeightLifting/BenchStandards.html
[Edited 2006-09-12 22:10:47]

[Edited 2006-09-12 22:16:03]


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User currently offlineAa61hvy From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 13977 posts, RR: 57
Reply 15, posted (8 years 1 month 1 week 3 days 4 hours ago) and read 2931 times:

Might as well ask

"How big is your penis?"

Think people will tell the truth? Nah.



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User currently offlinePROSA From United States of America, joined Oct 2001, 5644 posts, RR: 4
Reply 16, posted (8 years 1 month 1 week 3 days 4 hours ago) and read 2922 times:

A couple of bench press factoids:

One of the tests given to prospective NFL players at the annual Combine is the number of reps they can manage at 225 pounds. Quarterbacks, wide receivers, kickers and punters are exempt from the test. Most men manage between 10 and 35 reps, with linemen at the top and cornerbacks at the bottom.

Outside of powerlifting, the athletes with the best bench presses as a function of bodyweight probably are Olympic gymnasts. I have read that essentially all of them can bench in excess of double bodyweight and some approach triple bodyweight.



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User currently offlineBMIFlyer From UK - England, joined Feb 2004, 8810 posts, RR: 58
Reply 17, posted (8 years 1 month 1 week 3 days 3 hours ago) and read 2913 times:

Quoting Usnseallt82 (Reply 2):
I can hold my own.

Same here Big grin

I'm slowly working my way up the scale, but as with everything good, it takes time  Wink


Lee



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User currently offlineIFEMaster From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 18, posted (8 years 1 month 1 week 3 days 3 hours ago) and read 2903 times:

I don't bench press. I catch the weights as they are running away from me.

Signed,

Chuck Norris


User currently offlineVikkyvik From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 10095 posts, RR: 26
Reply 19, posted (8 years 1 month 1 week 3 days 3 hours ago) and read 2896 times:
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The most I've ever benched is 170, at about 3 or 4 reps. I've never tried to max out and actually see how much I could bench for one rep.

I've also never lifted for more than bout 2 or 3 months at a stretch. Get bored of it too quickly.

I'm 5'10", and was around 150 lbs when I benched 170.

~Vik



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User currently offlineDeltaOwnsAll From United States of America, joined Jul 2001, 1173 posts, RR: 1
Reply 20, posted (8 years 1 month 1 week 3 days 3 hours ago) and read 2895 times:

Quoting PROSA (Reply 16):
A couple of bench press factoids:

One of the tests given to prospective NFL players at the annual Combine is the number of reps they can manage at 225 pounds. Quarterbacks, wide receivers, kickers and punters are exempt from the test. Most men manage between 10 and 35 reps, with linemen at the top and cornerbacks at the bottom.

Outside of powerlifting, the athletes with the best bench presses as a function of bodyweight probably are Olympic gymnasts. I have read that essentially all of them can bench in excess of double bodyweight and some approach triple bodyweight.

Interesting...I've heard of a similar practice in the NBA, only the weight is 175. Apparently Shaun Livingston (of the clippers?) couldn't even do one rep...pretty incredible for an NBA player.


User currently offlinePROSA From United States of America, joined Oct 2001, 5644 posts, RR: 4
Reply 21, posted (8 years 1 month 1 week 3 days ago) and read 2870 times:

Quoting DeltaOwnsAll (Reply 20):
nteresting...I've heard of a similar practice in the NBA, only the weight is 175. Apparently Shaun Livingston (of the clippers?) couldn't even do one rep...pretty incredible for an NBA player.

Indeed there is such a practice, though the weight is 185. Here is a list of the most recent results:

http://www.draftexpress.com/viewarticle.php?a=1352

I was quite surprised to see just how low some of these numbers were.



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User currently offlineRichPhitzwell From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 22, posted (8 years 1 month 1 week 3 days ago) and read 2865 times:

[quote=Aa61hvy,reply=15]Might as well ask

"How big is your penis?"

This is the most disgusting reply I have ever read....and yes I can bench it very well.








Again, what does 2.5 inches weigh....no reason just asking  eek 


User currently offlineUsnseallt82 From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 4891 posts, RR: 52
Reply 23, posted (8 years 1 month 1 week 3 days ago) and read 2864 times:

Quoting JGPH1A (Reply 13):
That wasn't the question, that is simply assumed - spare us the sordid details of your lonely desert life !

Then I'll repeat my response before....I can hold my own.  Big grin

Quoting Aa61hvy (Reply 15):
"How big is your penis?"

Depends upon the temp and who I'm looking at.  bigthumbsup 



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User currently offlineFlyMIA From United States of America, joined Jun 2001, 7212 posts, RR: 9
Reply 24, posted (8 years 1 month 1 week 2 days 23 hours ago) and read 2847 times:

255lbs 1 rep.

Quoting DL021 (Reply 11):
How much does your mom weigh?

LOL  Smile



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25 DeltaOwnsAll : Interesting...looks like Shelden Williams is a beast@25 reps...
26 Jaws707 : I can bench 335 one time. Sometimes for fun I'll do 215 about 10-15 times, and 135 30+ times. I am about 6'1 and weigh 210. It took me 4 years of hard
27 DL021 : OK.....is that something you read? That's probably what you can benchpress, then. If you really want to know what you can do then get a spotter and s
28 Usnseallt82 : Nowadays, only from the occasional chief looking to stir something up.
29 Post contains links PROSA : That's using the one-rep-max calcuator at Exrx.net: http://www.exrx.net/Calculators/OneRepMax.html It's not 100% precise, but I've found it to be rea
30 Post contains images DL021 : I'm not sure you understand in what way I'm mocking you....but I expect that from a Navy guy.............
31 Post contains images Vikkyvik : Not if it ain't big enough to make her happy.
32 Post contains images Usnseallt82 : Oh, I understand quite well....but I figured I answered that with my temp and who I'm looking at comment.
33 FDXMECH : Like the saying goes, "Who do you expect to satisfy with that lil' thing"? Answer - "Myself"[Edited 2006-09-15 06:48:02]
34 BaylorAirBear : The most I've ever benched was 430 pounds, and that was only once. That was my freshman year of college, and I was 6'4'' at 339 pounds, and trained ev
35 DeltaOwnsAll : Well...I've been taking a new product called "Anator" by Muscletech for about a week now. Like any other weightlifting supplement it has huge hype, bu
36 Post contains images JetMech : In my younger days, I would do 3 or 4 sets of 10-12 reps with about 220lbs. My best ever was a set of about 5 reps with about 310lbs. Only did that on
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