How much do you think the average guy can bench press?

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  1. notfred

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    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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    avg? Up to 75lbs.
     
  3. CT2TXtech

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    i say 185-thats pretty basic for a normal guy

     
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    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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    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.
     
  9. Deeko

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    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)
     
  10. Looney

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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

     
  11. Tetsuo

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    100-115lbs
     
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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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    I have no idea. I don't even know how much I can press.
     
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    Man..must be a midwest corn fed thing....most guys around here aren't pussies :)
     
  15. kazamobah

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    My guess is ~100lbs.
     
  16. Amused

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    The most accurate post yet.
     
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    I thought the bar weighed 45
     
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    On this forum? 25 lbs.
     
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    Around 80-95 lbs.
     
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    they do
     
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    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.
     
  23. Amused

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    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
     
  25. vi edit

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    That's what I was thinking. Max rep, bust a nut, heave and grunt to get it up kind of bench press.