View Poll Results: How much can you bench in relation to your body weight?

Voters
349. You may not vote on this poll
  • <half

    15 4.30%
  • half to all body weight

    118 33.81%
  • body weight to bodyweight X 1.5

    160 45.85%
  • body weight X 1.5 to 2 x Bodyweight

    48 13.75%
  • 2 x Bodyweight to 2.5 x Body weight

    5 1.43%
  • >2.5 X body weight

    3 0.86%
Page 1 of 27 1234511 ... Last

Thread: whaddya bench?

  1. #1
    Chupacabra's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2004
    Posts
    1,397
    --
    Hell yeah! Hell no!

    whaddya bench?

    EVERYONE POST YOUR STATS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!




    I can bench two 45lb plates and a 10lb plate on both sides of an olympic bar. I'm going to be on the safe side and say I have a 35lb bar so that's 235 I weigh 200-205 depending on what time it is in the day.

    1X My body weight

  2. #2
    Community Corrections Officer supporting member
    Matt W.'s Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2003
    Location
    Spokane, WA
    Posts
    3,621
    --
    Hell yeah! Hell no!
    My max bench is right at 2 bills, which is also my current body weight. I voted "half to all body" because I do sets of 165-185 which si less than my weight. When I started lifting seriously a little more than a year ago, I could barely do 135 and weighed 10 pounds more than I do now.

  3. #3
    Shuma-Gorath's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2003
    Posts
    6,607
    --
    Hell yeah! Hell no!
    My bench is a terrible 85% bodyweight because I can't find a decent spotter/trinaing partner. That's 85% for 6 reps; 1RM would probably exceed bodyweight.
    Last edited by Dreadnought; 9/23/2004 12:29pm at .

  4. #4

    Join Date
    Jun 2003
    Posts
    230
    --
    Hell yeah! Hell no!
    I weigh 210 and do reps of 8-10 (depending on how I feel) with 250. I don't do 1RM anymore due to old age. I said 1 to 1.5 X's bodyweight.

  5. #5

    Join Date
    Oct 2002
    Posts
    8,046
    --
    Hell yeah! Hell no!
    Aren't olympic bars always 45 pounds?

    Last low rep bench 3 clean reps at 295. weigh ~205 so I guess a one rep would easily be in the 1.5-2.0 range since a three rep is almost there.
    Edit: The next time I got 295*5. That was a compliant spotter so I won't count that.


    Edit: Funny, this actually has a normal distribution.
    Last edited by Dochter; 9/23/2004 1:03pm at .

  6. #6
    Chupacabra's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2004
    Posts
    1,397
    --
    Hell yeah! Hell no!
    Originally posted by Dochter
    Aren't olympic bars always 45 pounds?

    that's what I thought too, but when I originally bought my weights it was supposed to be 300lbs and i had 2-45s, 2-35s, 2-25s, 4-10s, 2-5s, and 2-2.5s. Maybe I got 2 extra 10s and 2 less 5s.

    Really though, I just assumed I had a 35lb bar...

  7. #7
    Phrost's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 1998
    Location
    Cow Town
    Posts
    19,137
    --
    Hell yeah! Hell no!
    Most I've ever gotten up is listed in my training blog in the BBC, but I answered 1.5ish.

  8. #8

    Join Date
    Jun 2004
    Location
    Alcatraz Island, cell #A3390
    Posts
    270
    --
    Hell yeah! Hell no!
    I weight 185 and bench around 220-230 so I put in my weight plus a half just to be safe

  9. #9

    Join Date
    Sep 2003
    Location
    Canada
    Posts
    20,890
    --
    Hell yeah! Hell no!
    My last chest press was Tuesday so:
    300lbs for 7 reps @ BW of 167lbs ( give or take a taco).

  10. #10
    KhorneliusPraxx
    Guest
    --
    Hell yeah! Hell no!
    Where is everyone that chimed in about their 160 IQs?
    I will freely admit that I have never been able to bench my own weight. I would probably blow out an o-ring at 80%.

Page 1 of 27 1234511 ... Last

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  

Log in

Log in
Single Sign On provided by vBSSO