General chatter - How much can you bench?




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mazza
10-29-2008, 11:23 PM
So, everyone - what is your maximum on bench press?


stacylambert
10-30-2008, 02:31 AM
I've never tried to find my max. I could do my set of 12 with 70 pounds. Definitely nothing to be gloating about ;)

You may have more luck with this down on the weightlifting section. Those ladies are hardcore :lifter:

MonteCristo
10-30-2008, 10:19 AM
I've never tried my max either. Last time I did any (4 years & +50lbs ago) I could do 2 sets of 12 at 80lb. I did pickup my 155lb sister the other day.....;)


KimL1214
10-30-2008, 10:24 AM
I did some power lifting in college...
3 reps at 225lbs. for bench
10 reps at 375lbs. for squat

FB
10-30-2008, 11:28 AM
I'll have to find out, I too have never tried. But, but, but - my training is paying off - I like to freak my husband out by picking HIM up (he weighs 269 pounds).

Granted, I can't swing him up into the air like I can my 48 pound son - but I can lift that boy and hold him a few inches in the air. It annoys him terribly :lol: I don't think he ever envisioned that when I started my quest for fitness.

nelie
10-30-2008, 11:32 AM
I haven't done bench presses in years. My max used to be sets of 140 lbs (2-3 sets of 12). I can do a few pushups (5 or so) with my current weight which I think is a bit more impressive :)

FB
10-30-2008, 01:19 PM
I think there's a formula somewhere for your one rep max, using what you currently lift. If I find it I'll report back.

Operator265
10-30-2008, 04:27 PM
I'll have to find out, I too have never tried. But, but, but - my training is paying off - I like to freak my husband out by picking HIM up (he weighs 269 pounds).

Granted, I can't swing him up into the air like I can my 48 pound son - but I can lift that boy and hold him a few inches in the air. It annoys him terribly :lol: I don't think he ever envisioned that when I started my quest for fitness.

When I was still married, my X would try to pin my wrists and couldn't do it. Really would irk him. So I say I can "bench" 290 lbs. up to five inches from the floor.:lol: