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    I'm pretty new to this site, and was wondering what would be the average bench press for my weight. I weigh 133 and my height is 5' 6"ish, I've been in the gym for about 2 years now. My BP max-225..DL max-325 I don't squat because I got a bad back.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tcombs911
    I'm pretty new to this site, and was wondering what would be the average bench press for my weight. I weigh 133 and my height is 5' 6"ish, I've been in the gym for about 2 years now. My BP max-225..DL max-325 I don't squat because I got a bad back.
    You don't squat due to a bad back but you DL 325?
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    Quote Originally Posted by tcombs911 View Post
    I'm pretty new to this site, and was wondering what would be the average bench press for my weight. I weigh 133 and my height is 5' 6"ish, I've been in the gym for about 2 years now. My BP max-225..DL max-325 I don't squat because I got a bad back.
    If you can bench double your bodyweight then you're Real strong..And you're almost there.

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    Your average Joe probably has a 1:1 ratio of bench weight to body mass so you're way above the rest in that department.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jimbuick

    You don't squat due to a bad back but you DL 325?
    All that weight on the shoulders really puts a strain on me lol. I just really didn't get in to squats to tell you the truth. I know it's an all around workout but I don't like it lol guess I'm weird!
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    Quote Originally Posted by vidapreta

    If you can bench double your bodyweight then you're Real strong..And you're almost there.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tcombs911

    All that weight on the shoulders really puts a strain on me lol. I just really didn't get in to squats to tell you the truth. I know it's an all around workout but I don't like it lol guess I'm weird!
    Almost nobody likes it bro. If you like squat day you're obviously doing it wrong. You're numbers look good, hard to tell because proper form makes a big difference and Idk what your form looks like but if you aren't squatting you're definitely doing something wrong. At this point I would just say start squatting bro, start light and work on technique because you don't want to get hurt but you really do need to squat, and eat more lol.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jimbuick

    Almost nobody likes it bro. If you like squat day you're obviously doing it wrong. You're numbers look good, hard to tell because proper form makes a big difference and Idk what your form looks like but if you aren't squatting you're definitely doing something wrong. At this point I would just say start squatting bro, start light and work on technique because you don't want to get hurt but you really do need to squat, and eat more lol.
    I'll try and get a video of some form Monday so you all can help me out. Yeah I'm gonna start to squat Monday to try and build my legs up. I eat a lot just not as healthy as I should haha,
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    Quote Originally Posted by tcombs911

    I'll try and get a video of some form Monday so you all can help me out. Yeah I'm gonna start to squat Monday to try and build my legs up. I eat a lot just not as healthy as I should haha,
    Do you track macros? You probably should, I notice that people, including myself, tend to think they're eating more than they are until they start tracking it.

    Also depending on your technique your lifts may be significantly higher, or lower, than what is listed.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jimbuick

    Do you track macros? You probably should, I notice that people, including myself, tend to think they're eating more than they are until they start tracking it.

    Also depending on your technique your lifts may be significantly higher, or lower, than what is listed.
    Never tracked macros before. To tell you the truth I've never even heard of it haha! I do the sumo DL and a competitive style bench press. I'll get you all a video to see what I'm doing right/wrong
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    Quote Originally Posted by tcombs911

    Never tracked macros before. To tell you the truth I've never even heard of it haha! I do the sumo DL and a competitive style bench press. I'll get you all a video to see what I'm doing right/wrong
    Have you seen elitefts so you think you can bench series?

    You can get phone apps for tracking macros and total calorie consumption. Its definitely worth doing.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jimbuick

    Have you seen elitefts so you think you can bench series?

    You can get phone apps for tracking macros and total calorie consumption. Its definitely worth doing.
    I haven't saw it. I'll d/l the macro counter right now!! I'm glad I posted this on here now! Thanks guys
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    my mind exploded at the squat bad back deadlift part
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    I'm 5'10" 160lbs and my 1RM is 275... benching your body weight for reps is considered average, double your weight puts you in the top 33%
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    Quote Originally Posted by kdeome
    I'm 5'10" 160lbs and my 1RM is 275... benching your body weight for reps is considered average, double your weight puts you in the top 33%
    Hell yeah! I'm doing a lot better then I thought then!
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    Quote Originally Posted by jimbuick

    Have you seen elitefts so you think you can bench series?

    You can get phone apps for tracking macros and total calorie consumption. Its definitely worth doing.
    Wow, I downloaded the macro app. And I am really not eating enough. Just to maintain I'm suppose to eat 224g of carbs lol. Dose this app really work??
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    Quote Originally Posted by tcombs911

    Wow, I downloaded the macro app. And I am really not eating enough. Just to maintain I'm suppose to eat 224g of carbs lol. Dose this app really work??
    It works for tracking. The calculator in there will give you a rough estimate of your calories required to maintain but depending on the one you got it may or may not let you input specific macronutrient goals.

    What I do is I use the calorie total to start and gauge my results from what I see at that level for a few weeks before I decide if I need to raise or lower total calories. You will also want to change the percentages of macros to suit your goals. Like getting 1g per lb of bw in protein and .3g per pound in fats and then fill in the rest with carbs.
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    Quote Originally Posted by kdeome
    I'm 5'10" 160lbs and my 1RM is 275... benching your body weight for reps is considered average, double your weight puts you in the top 33%
    So you're saying 1 out of 3 people bench double their bw or more?

    Lol I feel a lot like your just making up numbers.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jimbuick

    It works for tracking. The calculator in there will give you a rough estimate of your calories required to maintain but depending on the one you got it may or may not let you input specific macronutrient goals.

    What I do is I use the calorie total to start and gauge my results from what I see at that level for a few weeks before I decide if I need to raise or lower total calories. You will also want to change the percentages of macros to suit your goals. Like getting 1g per lb of bw in protein and .3g per pound in fats and then fill in the rest with carbs.
    Thanks a lot man, I was so confused I didnt know if I was suppose to eat a lot of carbs and a lot of proteins or what.
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    Quote Originally Posted by kdeome View Post
    I'm 5'10" 160lbs and my 1RM is 275... benching your body weight for reps is considered average, double your weight puts you in the top 33%
    It could be true, but statistics like that seem kinda.....random. I mean what kinda sample population was used. I doubt there was a census survey sent out measuring bench press. Or even a survey done at a gym or something. I think these stats are more rule of thumb then real.
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    Well you know that 96.82 % of statistics are made up...

    I can guarantee that nowhere near 33% of people or lifters can bench double bodyweight... Most natural raw powerlifters can't bench double bodyweight. Most non-natural raw powerlifters can't bench double their own bodyweight. In fact Daniel Greene who just broke the all time world record for raw powerlifting at 220 only benched double bodyweight AFTER cutting 30lbs for his competition. The Rhino, Stan Efferding is another one of the top raw powerlifters... he doesn't bench double bodyweight either.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Legacyfighter View Post
    Well you know that 96.82 % of statistics are made up...

    I can guarantee that nowhere near 33% of people or lifters can bench double bodyweight... Most natural raw powerlifters can't bench double bodyweight. Most non-natural raw powerlifters can't bench double their own bodyweight. In fact Daniel Greene who just broke the all time world record for raw powerlifting at 220 only benched double bodyweight AFTER cutting 30lbs for his competition. The Rhino, Stan Efferding is another one of the top raw powerlifters... he doesn't bench double bodyweight either.
    This.

    Btw I thought it was closer to 93.34%?
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    Lol I've started something here haven't I?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Legacyfighter View Post
    Well you know that 96.82 % of statistics are made up...

    I can guarantee that nowhere near 33% of people or lifters can bench double bodyweight... Most natural raw powerlifters can't bench double bodyweight. Most non-natural raw powerlifters can't bench double their own bodyweight. In fact Daniel Greene who just broke the all time world record for raw powerlifting at 220 only benched double bodyweight AFTER cutting 30lbs for his competition. The Rhino, Stan Efferding is another one of the top raw powerlifters... he doesn't bench double bodyweight either.
    I'm 160 benching 315 easy. I can hit 320 for sure and I'm also around 9% bf.
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    Quote Originally Posted by TEH253 View Post

    I'm 160 benching 315 easy. I can hit 320 for sure and I'm also around 9% bf.
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    Quote Originally Posted by TEH253 View Post

    I'm 160 benching 315 easy. I can hit 320 for sure and I'm also around 9% bf.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sean1332 View Post

    Cocky first post.
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    Quote Originally Posted by TEH253 View Post
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    Video please. I am not saying you are lying, but there's a lot of people in this forum claiming nice numbers and never showing videos...and when they do :/ the form is rather bad, not full ROM or competition ROM and they just don't show the numbers/lifts they boast so much about.

    It is amazing you are like this...specially since my team captain is raw, he is the Junior National Champion and just got sponsored to the next Worlds meet...and he has a 335 bench at 180~ right now...so forgive me if I am doubtful.
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    What the hell does that prove?
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    Quote Originally Posted by kdeome View Post
    I'm 5'10" 160lbs and my 1RM is 275... benching your body weight for reps is considered average, double your weight puts you in the top 33%
    lol made up numbers. 1/3 doing double body weight? yea right
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rodja View Post
    What the hell does that prove?
    That he can hold a 315 bar at around 35-40% ROM...
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    or hat he can google a picture
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    Quote Originally Posted by tcombs911 View Post
    I'm pretty new to this site, and was wondering what would be the average bench press for my weight. I weigh 133 and my height is 5' 6"ish, I've been in the gym for about 2 years now. My BP max-225..DL max-325 I don't squat because I got a bad back.
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    Quote Originally Posted by JudoJosh View Post

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    fuk yeah im considered advanced! you just made my day
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    Quote Originally Posted by OnionKnight View Post
    fuk yeah im considered advanced! you just made my day
    I'm proud to be intermediate in Squat, Bench and Dead lol...265 , 205 and 335-345 for now haha. For a 140-145~...yeah I can keep going for advanced !
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    I look at that chart to make me feel better about myself on my down days.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Celorza View Post

    I'm proud to be intermediate in Squat, Bench and Dead lol...265 , 205 and 335-345 for now haha. For a 140-145~...yeah I can keep going for advanced !
    i just got done lookin at the others. im only advanced in bench and thats barely. im still intermediate in everything else lol. im still happy to claim that. ima book mark that page
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    Quote Originally Posted by OnionKnight View Post
    i just got done lookin at the others. im only advanced in bench and thats barely. im still intermediate in everything else lol. im still happy to claim that. ima book mark that page
    Me too, that was a major cheer-up considering I thought I wouldn't even rank intermediate haha. My squat has barely started to go up since late november...had a 225 and barely got a 265 last week. Like they say little by little I guess !
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