What do you bench?

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  1. Kevinr20

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    Time for dick measuring here on GT. How much do you bench? (or in your prime, how much did you bench?) One rep max or for reps or both. Include your body weight.

    I have no room to brag but I know we have some current and former power lifters here so I'm curious about your lifts.
     
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    I try to bench bad ideas. It works most of the time... HH
     

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    My butt. It was always on the bench.
     
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    Best ever was 240, I weighed 132 lbs. I am trying to get back up there since retirement.
     
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    That's a really good lift at 132 lbs.
     
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    My best was 405 at 210lbs.

    I'd be lucky to pass 300 right now.
     
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    I've lifted on and off without much long-term consistency for the last last 10 years but I've never tried to see what my 1 rep max was until recently after a solid year of consistent weight lifting. I did 235 for 2 reps. I weigh 172ish. Not strong at all compared to any intermediate lifter.
     
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    There's this guy at my work gym who's about 160 pounds and doesn't look exceptionally muscular at all. He benches 260 for a single rep. Some people just have good genetics for strength.
     
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    The way my elbow is now I am having problems with 24oz. curls.
     
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    i was a gym rat up through my 20s . back in the 80s . back then at 180 lbs i could max 300. i did reps with 225 . i havent worked out in years other than “work” and that keeps me in decent shape . i always skipped leg day too.
     
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    I weigh 235, my best ever bench press is 315. I don't really try to go heavy on the bench anymore. I do want to see how many reps I can work up to with one big plate on each side (135). I can bang out 50 in one set now, want to see if I can get to 100.

    Goals like that keep me motivated.
     
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    In theory, if you can bench 135 fifty times, your one rep max is around 360 lbs. At 100 reps, your one rep max is around 585 lbs.
     
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    I've seen those calculation tables. I do have a fear or blowing out my once injured left shoulder so I don't see any benefit of trying to go heavy, not a my age.
     
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    I don’t do heavy. After two shoulder repairs, I’m just trying not to have a third surgery
     
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    Don't bench but I do 16oz curls!
     
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    200lbs. My goal is at least 225
    :drink:
     
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    I stayed at the 315 mark for many years (5+) due to shoulder issues. My squats and dead lift went up proportionally, but my left deltoid and intercostals weren't having it.

    I finally had to even give up dips, everything set it off.

    I haven't benched in 16 years, now a heavy drill or carrying a bag in that arm will bother it.

    Getting old sucks.
     
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    44 some odd years ago I could flat bench 230. I weighed 180 then. Having long arms I was never a very heavy bencher. I could still bench my body weight ( 190 ) at age 59 at which point I quit lifting heavy bar bench. I'm approaching 63 now and although I still lift 4 days a week I do it with much less weight and when I bench it's just a few sets with 55 lb dums on an incline.
     
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