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How Much Do You Bench?

100 lbs. - 150 lbs.
1 (9.1%)
150 lbs. - 200 lbs.
4 (36.4%)
200 lbs. - 250 lbs.
2 (18.2%)
250 lbs. - 300 lbs.
1 (9.1%)
300 lbs. +
3 (27.3%)

Total Members Voted: 11

Voting closed: August 07, 2015, 01:52:33 PM

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Offline buck

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The Bench
« on: July 28, 2015, 01:52:33 PM »
And I don't want to hear any nonsense about how the bench press isn't a true test of strength or how meaningless it is.  Just answer the question.
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Re: The Bench
« Reply #1 on: July 28, 2015, 02:06:55 PM »
When I was doing it I benched 205 twice while weighing 125.  That was free bar, not some machine.  Problem was I ruined my wrists doing that.  It was too heavy but I did it. 

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Re: The Bench
« Reply #2 on: July 28, 2015, 02:07:08 PM »
I honestly have no idea ... the last time I did a bench was in a competition 7 or 8 years ago and I put up 235lbs once but I only weighed 140 pounds ... now I'm 160 and I probably only put up 200 if I was lucky and really stretched
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Re: The Bench
« Reply #3 on: July 28, 2015, 06:34:29 PM »
Powerlift bench 200 when I weighed 140. (competition lift)
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Re: The Bench
« Reply #4 on: July 28, 2015, 07:33:22 PM »
No idea.
Imagine the good that could be done, if people were less worried about their differences, and more worried about doing good for everyone.

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Re: The Bench
« Reply #5 on: July 28, 2015, 09:30:24 PM »
About 260 ever time I sit on one.

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Re: The Bench
« Reply #6 on: July 29, 2015, 07:15:02 AM »
9/10  :D
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Re: The Bench
« Reply #7 on: July 30, 2015, 10:40:03 PM »
390 pounds the last time I lifted (weighed 220). I'm 20 years older and probably couldn't do even do 300 anymore.
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Re: The Bench
« Reply #8 on: July 31, 2015, 07:03:41 AM »
130kg @165lb.

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Re: The Bench
« Reply #9 on: July 31, 2015, 05:47:04 PM »
Tobus is a beast.
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Re: The Bench
« Reply #10 on: July 31, 2015, 07:26:12 PM »
Tobus is a beast.
He certainly was in his prime, however, he could be sporting a nice pair of moobs for all we know.  ;) ;)
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Re: The Bench
« Reply #11 on: July 31, 2015, 11:09:06 PM »
Both ends of the spectrum from me.

A decade ago, I hit 305 while weighing 146.
Eight years ago, I hurt my shoulder and neck and my bench plummeted.
Seven years ago, we had our first kid and I was tired of being sore with nagging injuries, so I drastically changed my workout routine.
I basically just do pull-ups and push-ups now for upper body strength.
I have not tried to max out in years. Closest I came to was to see how many reps I can get of my body weight while benching
I currently weigh 135 and hit 29 reps of my body weight.

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Re: The Bench
« Reply #12 on: July 31, 2015, 11:20:29 PM »
Little more to the story.

I had an issue with my heart growing up. My first heart surgery was when I was 14.

I had absolutely no cardio/stamina when I wrestled in high school. I only remember making it to the end of three periods once during my senior year. That was due to me scoring points in the first and then stalling the rest of the way.

Anywho, I knew that it was once in a blue moon that I could make it out of the first period. Therefore, I trained to try to get as strong as possible. Heck, it was cardiologist that told me to start lifting weights to put on weight. He thought adding muscle would help me recover faster and fend off minor illnesses I used to get.

So, during middle school and high school, I spent a lot of time lifting weights.

When I was 112, I could bench 175
119, I could bench 205
125, (my senior year) I benched 225 (or 235)

However, that strength only lasted for like the first minute of the match. No quick pin, no win.

When in college, I finally got the heart surgery I should have had years earlier (and the zipper at the center of my chest to go along with it)

After that, I started coaching. I finally has the cardio to feel as close to normal as I could (still have a lot of scar tissue within the lunges due to another issue) so I'll never be one of those folks who enjoys entering 10Ks.

And now, well as stated above, I have drastically changed my workout routine (plus, I'm pretty sure I have obtained a couple of hitchhikers in my gut during my travels) so, my weight has dropped, but I feel pretty healthy.

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Re: The Bench
« Reply #13 on: August 01, 2015, 03:24:18 PM »
I'm liking your story, I was a pretty good staller my own self but that's because I was never in shape.  I'm an old dude but I can still bench like it's my job.
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Re: The Bench
« Reply #14 on: August 01, 2015, 07:18:42 PM »
390 pounds the last time I lifted (weighed 220). I'm 20 years older and probably couldn't do even do 300 anymore.
bullshit
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