Bench Pressed 225lbs for 3 reps

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    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.

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    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.
    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.

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    Here's my opinino on it...

    Dean, what you're lifting is pretty good but it's not incredibly impressive. I'll tell you why; you weigh 230 lbs. You are expected to be able to lift your on body weight, which you can not. However, since so few can actually lift 225 I'll give you credit that you are actually lifting quite a bit. Good but not great.

    As for me I can lift about 160 lbs, and I weigh 145 lbs. Not spectacular but it is still above average for people my age (16).

    For people my age here is what I would say people lift...

    up to 75 lbs - 20%
    up to 105lbs - 15%
    up to 135lbs - 20%
    up to 165lbs - 25%
    up to 195lbs - 10%
    over 195 lbs - 10%

    Those numbers aren't perfectly accurate but for the most part that is the way it seems to be.

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    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.
    I weigh about 160, and can bench 225...err...220. I'm rounding up. Anyhow, 220 was my max last I checked, but I'll bet it's gone down since I had to take a month off :-/

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    Oh, we're talking one rep max...
    Normally when people talk about bench press they're talking 4-8 reps. At least that's how it is around here.

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    Well, Ken, I guess you fall in that upper 10%.

    And, Eibro, I usually take it as anywhere from 1-3 reps when people talk about what they can bench.

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    I've always thought max == 1 rep.

    In the case of 3? Mucchhh lower

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    Enough BS. I am picking up a digital camera in a few weeks. The camera will also be able to produce 30 second videos. The truth will be revealed in good time.

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    Make sure it has exceptional zoom features and quality.
    We want to see the generous amounts of sweating oozing from your face.
    Make sure you're zoomed in on your beat-red face too.
    The world is waiting. I must leave you now.

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    I'll zoom in on the plates and the bench, it will be a 245lbs lift. Than I'll simply press it for a couple of repetitions. BTW I can press my bodyweight, I pressed 225 for 3 clean repetitions. In addition as I stated before but it didn't seem to ring any bells, because nobody has common sense. The more you weigh, the more difficult it is to press your bodyweight.

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    http://www.criticalbench.com/chart.htm ... This chart is pretty accurate, at least it was for me. You 1 rep max shouldn't be too much different then what you can do for ~3 reps

    1-3 reps to describe how much you can press? Unless this is how many reps you do when you workout, I don't see why you would use such a number.

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    The only problem is that the chart doesn't even make any sense. It's trying to tell me that I should be able to bench 239 for 2 reps, and 293 for 10 reps? How does that make sense?

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    I could have benched 235 for 1 rep for sure, but it doesn't matter. I will prove it. Note that even if that chart made some sense, than it is designed for athletes. It says that this is what athletes should be able to lift. I know tons of fat people that couldn't even bench 190 lbs, much less 275lbs.

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    How much is 225 in proper weights? Y'know kilograms, I'm trying to work out how many of me your lifting
    Couldn't think of anything interesting, cool or funny - sorry.

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    That chart makes perfect sense. You must have read it wrong... if you can bench 235lbs for 3 reps, then your max is around 256lbs.

    And endo, pounds / 2.2 = kilograms.
    Last edited by Eibro; 09-02-2002 at 10:17 AM.

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