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Old 10-06-2003, 03:12 PM   #1
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Default How much do you think the average guy can bench press?

Just out of curiousity.... And I don't mean "the average guy who lifts weights". If you just grabbed 100 random guys off the streets of the USA and stuck them in a weight room to see how much they could bench, what do you think the average would be?
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Old 10-06-2003, 03:13 PM   #2
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avg? Up to 75lbs.
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Old 10-06-2003, 03:14 PM   #3
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avg? Up to 75lbs.
i say 185-thats pretty basic for a normal guy

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Old 10-06-2003, 03:15 PM   #4
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Old 10-06-2003, 03:15 PM   #5
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avg? Up to 75lbs.
i say 185-thats pretty basic for a normal guy
I dunno about that. My friend just got a weight bench and neither he nor his roommate can do more than about 75lbs.
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Old 10-06-2003, 03:15 PM   #6
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Default RE: How much do you think the average guy can bench press?

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Old 10-06-2003, 03:16 PM   #7
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Old 10-06-2003, 03:16 PM   #8
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Default RE:How much do you think the average guy can bench press?

You mean average guys that post here.......or average guys?

I would guess a random sampling of the US population would give you a 100-125 pound average.
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Old 10-06-2003, 03:16 PM   #9
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Default RE:How much do you think the average guy can bench press?

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avg? Up to 75lbs.
i say 185-thats pretty basic for a normal guy
No way. Maybe for your average guy that works out. Not your average guy.

<- lifts every day, benches 205(not bad for being 5'6" and 140 pounds)
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Old 10-06-2003, 03:17 PM   #10
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You're on crack.

I'll say for a max press, probably a 35 on each side, so that'll make 35+35+40 (bar) = 110

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Old 10-06-2003, 03:18 PM   #12
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there is no way in hell i could put up 185
and im average in height and maybe a little below average in build
5'10 - 160lbs
i havent tried to bench anything since i was in 8th grade and did like 45 lbs lol
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Old 10-06-2003, 03:19 PM   #13
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I have no idea. I don't even know how much I can press.
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Old 10-06-2003, 03:19 PM   #14
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Man..must be a midwest corn fed thing....most guys around here aren't pussies
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Old 10-06-2003, 03:20 PM   #15
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My guess is ~100lbs.
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Old 10-06-2003, 03:20 PM   #16
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You mean average guys that post here.......or average guys?

I would guess a random sampling of the US population would give you a 100-125 pound average.
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avg? Up to 75lbs.
i say 185-thats pretty basic for a normal guy
You're on crack.

I'll say for a max press, probably a 35 on each side, so that'll make 35+35+40 (bar) = 110
I thought the bar weighed 45
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Old 10-06-2003, 03:21 PM   #19
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On this forum? 25 lbs.
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Old 10-06-2003, 03:21 PM   #20
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Around 80-95 lbs.
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Old 10-06-2003, 03:22 PM   #21
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avg? Up to 75lbs.
i say 185-thats pretty basic for a normal guy
You're on crack.

I'll say for a max press, probably a 35 on each side, so that'll make 35+35+40 (bar) = 110
I thought the bar weighed 45
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Old 10-06-2003, 03:22 PM   #22
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Default RE: How much do you think the average guy can bench press?

Yeah if these random guys were picked up in Bumblefvck, NE, homeland of farmers who physically work everyday for a living, then maybe 185lbs would be an avg... but off the street, no way above 100lbs... I'll stick to my guess of 75lbs.
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Default RE: How much do you think the average guy can bench press?

When I started working out last year, I hadn't lifted weights in years. I started doing sets of 10 with 90-100 lbs. So the average would probably be in the 100-125 range.
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depends on how many reps, like 2 sets of 10 i would say 100lbs just one rep i'd say 130 maybe
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depends on how many reps, like 2 sets of 10 i would say 100lbs just one rep i'd say 130 maybe
That's what I was thinking. Max rep, bust a nut, heave and grunt to get it up kind of bench press.
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