Average bench press
- 07-10-2013, 05:05 PM
- 07-11-2013, 11:34 AM
- 11-30-2013, 12:25 PM
Well I'm 5'4", 132lbs and have a 1 rep max of 275lbs. I was where you were at with 225 for awhile...then I switched to an 8,6,4,2 routine and it shot up.
11-30-2013, 05:05 PM
12-01-2013, 03:18 PM
12-01-2013, 03:30 PM
12-01-2013, 06:58 PM
This is common in everything in life, not just weight lifting sir.
12-01-2013, 07:00 PM
I'll take that.
What I posted wasnt meant to be so blatantly obvious. It sounded different in my head at the time lol
12-01-2013, 07:02 PM
12-01-2013, 07:16 PM
The best classes are 198-242 both raw and geared. There will be some exceptions to this (e.g. Schwab), but those are always the most competitive and best ratios.
M.Ed. Ex Phys
12-01-2013, 08:27 PM
12-02-2013, 11:58 AM
12-02-2013, 12:19 PM
I guess thats why I have been impressed with the smaller weight classes though. Saw 150lb'er press 330. Aint bad.
An old powerlifting record here in TN for the 165lb class for bp is like 420lbs. Just ridiculous. Granted, that was with SLP, which doesnt exist anymore. This is why I never bothered with powerlifting. U either have the genetics to win or u dont. Aint no way I'm gonna get to a 400+ bench without tons of Tren and weighing 180+. Seeing the record numbers was so discouraging.
01-10-2014, 09:50 PM
I don't see a 'new member - post here first' section so guess I'll start here.
Weigh 175 currently, max bench 405 lbs.
01-10-2014, 09:51 PM
Do you compete? Solid bench
01-10-2014, 09:53 PM
01-10-2014, 09:55 PM
01-10-2014, 11:08 PM
01-24-2014, 03:16 PM
03-15-2014, 01:42 PM
Interesting thread. I am currently starting my chest days with Dumbbells. Im up to 125's x 3 reps. I do DB inclines next - up to 105's there x 5 reps on my best set. I do BB's second currently. I get up to 275 x 2. Up to 265 x 1 on incline... Haven't tried max barbell in a while...
03-15-2014, 01:45 PM
10-21-2014, 03:58 PM
11-03-2014, 02:11 PM
I would say if your double your BW for your bench and triple your BW for squat and deadlift your strong
11-03-2014, 02:20 PM
200# guy must put up a 600-400-600 total to be considered strong (no assistance equipment, including wraps)
250# guys get ready for 750-500-750.
I could probably count on one hand the people who can do that without wraps lol.....
11-03-2014, 03:22 PM
I think X 2 and X 2.5 - 2.75 would also be competitive as well. This is especially necessary in the lighter classes that are less than 200lbs.
11-03-2014, 03:33 PM
A roughly 8xBW raw total qualifies as elite. That's definitely something reserved for a very small fraction of lifters.
M.Ed. Ex Phys
11-03-2014, 03:35 PM
11-03-2014, 03:41 PM
11-03-2014, 03:49 PM
Let's think about this, we have a guy on this forum who recently squatted 660 @ 220 with knee wraps.
That also put him in the top 50 on PLwatch (~34 IIRC).
So the top 50 guys on PLwatch may not even have 3x BW squats (considering Sean's 660 @220 is higher than some of the other squats). And again, that was with wraps.....
11-03-2014, 04:17 PM
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