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## View Poll Results: what % of your body weight can you bench press?

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• less than 100%

48 9.13%
• between 100% and 110%

51 9.70%
• between 110% and 120%

55 10.46%
• between 130% and 140%

80 15.21%
• between 140% and 150%

60 11.41%
• between 150% and 160%

103 19.58%
• between 170% and 180%

43 8.17%
• between 180% and 190%

32 6.08%
• between 190% and 200%

22 4.18%
• greater than %200

32 6.08%

# Thread: what percent of your body weight can you bench press?

1. ## what percent of your body weight can you bench press?

ok, i see tons of "what can you bench press" threads, but how about what percent of your body weight can you bench press.

exactly 150% here. i have no idea if this is good or bad or ok.

btw, for those of you who aren't mathematically inclined (or rather, for those of you who are mathematically declined...), to find out just do:

make sure the units are the same when you divide. i.e. don't use your body weight in lbs and your max bench in kilos...=P

-clocky baby

P.S. the intervals on the poll are (, ], so if you land on a right boundary, go up one level...=)
Last edited by clockworks; 10-22-2002 at 06:52 PM.

2. My all time best has been 350 lbs. at a bodyweight of 185. So if my math is correct thats 189%. I did it touch and go.

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I'm between 150 and 160

4. heh i wish it was me but it isn't, one of my friends put up 235 when he was about 120lbs and that was in high school

5. I'm at 133%.

6. right now i am doing, 295 for 1 max rep, and currently weigh around 174 lbs, so thats about 174% if i did the math right, but when i was in college i weighed 185lbs and benched 340 lbs for 1 time. that would be about 183%. trying to get back over 300 lbs, but i have only been back at the gym hard for a couple weeks now.

7. I am right now at 170%, weigh 220 and bench 375 for one rep.

8. I'M 6'5" and i have long arms so i can only bench about 130%,but my friend is 5'9 190 lbs. and I SAW him bench 465lbs

9. Originally posted by rick1979
I'M 6'5" and i have long arms so i can only bench about 130%,but my friend is 5'9 190 lbs. and I SAW him bench 465lbs
holy christ...

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sitting at 200 clean and throwing up 380 as a clean single so right on the brink 190%

-anabolicmyo

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155 pounds and bench 245 so im about 160%

12. I just did 305 yesterday, and i have lost some fat i now weigh about 170. so that would be 179.4% now, woo whoo

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Well shit, I'm only at 104%. I am 215 and did 225 the other day. I dislocated my shoulder a few months ago, so I am working on my strength and stability. My chest and arms are uneven now from having my arm in a sling for 2 months.

14. 170 lbs - But i rep 220 for 5
Max could be 235 i think.

15. 184% weight220 bench 405 one good rep, almost had two reps last week
im 25yrs old been training naturally for about 7yrs

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The last time I maxed out was over the summer
before a small cycle of deca weight 147 max bench 275
after small cycle weight 155 max bench 305
not too bad, but you still don't get much respect at 155lbs.
Approximately 197%

17. 190 % here. Max 370, wt. 195

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weighed in at 210lbz
at 17 years old i'm 19 now
Last edited by Yung Wun; 11-08-2002 at 01:45 PM.

19. 209%..... 415 bench 198 weight.

20. Originally posted by Rugby13
190 % here. Max 370, wt. 195
194.4% now
Max 385, wt. 198

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At 160 I pressed 235. Thats about 147%.

22. 188%

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My goal for JANUARY 3rd 2003 is to bench 500 without a shirt. I weigh 232lbs...so, if you do the math I think that is over 200%

I will let you guys know what I max at after the new year.

Take care all

24. i'm 251lbs, i never max, but i work up to 385 for 4 on flat every monday, incline i bounce 315 for 6, lotsa advil taken pre workout on mondays

25. Originally posted by Little Girl
170%!! Not bad for a chick!! 205@120lbs...
wow!! i'm impressed...=)

26. 167% right now..but my weight is reflecting some added bodyfat due to bulking....no, not an excuse!!

weigh 230....max bench 385x1

27. Hey Little Girl, are you sure that you are not part ant?

28. only 153% here. 205 and i hit 315 3 times a few weeks ago.

29. just got up 295 yesterday, im happy, my goal is 315. i weigh 150 about

30. Looks like we got some honest replies... no undiscovered world records
I am right around 150%, 205lbs 310-315 bench. Hell, the APA Wisconsin state record is only 400lbs at 198.
I'm a horrible bencher... it took me like 6 years to hit 265, then six months to hit ~310 with Westside training.
Little Girl.... daaaammmmnnn. You need to post some links to videos of your past comps... I would love to see you in action. You put about... well ALL of my gym to shame with your %, and about 90% of my gym to shame with your total.
I am so glad this isn't another "if u bench less than 300 pounds u suck" thread
Props to everyone on their accomplishments!

31. Samoth, What is westside training all about............................and my max is 325 and I weigh 250, so I'm only at 130%.

32. 625lbs @240lb bw.

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dont know right now cant move heavy weight real good any more (rotator cuff problems)but my senior year of high school when i weighed 180-185 i threw 405lbs twice

34. Hey powerlifterjay...Damn!! Very impressed! I'm only at about 150%...

35. Thanks here is a pic of me hitting over 600 last March

http://www.geocities.com/xdecieverx/pljay.html

36. almost 200%, maybe next cycle i'll get 340 last time i maxed out i made 315 for 1 nice and slow rep
5'5" 165-170 flux.

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Maybe someone can help me guestimate. I work out with dumbells only right now, and I can do 100 lb-ers 8-9 reps (that's as high as they go at my gym). Haven't tried to max in a long time.

38. i can put up 200 but its not max... ive never tried to max. that would be about 165%

But i can do pullups on just my middle fingers! (great party trick!)

39. Originally posted by numbers505
But i can do pullups on just my middle fingers! (great party trick!)
all i can do is flick em...=/

-- clocky baby

40. 157 lbs, max 250, comes out to about 160%.

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