This post is for the most part true, except that the more you weigh, the harder it becomes to bench press your body weight. There is no doubt abou this. I've never heard of an 800 pounder who could bench press his weight or otherwise more than his weight. I weigh about 230lbs. I'm in good shape compared to most people, but I'm not claiming to be a weightlifter. I think that I'll be benching 245 very soon and that might be the most I ever press. This is not the only weight exercise I do, but it is the most glamourous one.
Originally posted by Eibro
I don't know what planet any of you are from, but 225 is quite a bit of weight. Mind you, it all depends on your physique... if you're a 300-pounder and you can only bench 225, there's a problem. If you're 140 and can bench 225, that's quite impressive.
It's easy to brag, it's a lot harder to actually do it. I go to the gym 6/7 days a week, just started taking whey protein (it works wonders for those who haven't tried it). I can only bench around 175, although I weigh 135.
For anyone who's interested, the world record is 715lbs.
Edit:: I should elaborate... I'd bet 90% of people cannot bench over 225 pounds. Of those who go to the gym? From what i've seen, I can't really make an accurate estimate.