View Full Version : how big are you and how much do you bench?


bobson_215
03-08-2007, 11:56 PM
I am 140 pounds and just benched 1 time max of 200. This is by far my best ever.


*For those of you about to say Boxers shouldn't lift, seriously I am asking about 1 time max. There is no harm in finding out how strong you are for anyone. It doesn't mean you live in the gym, or even do bench press regularly.

I got my bench press up 150 pounds almost entirely throught different kinds of pushup and medicine ball exercises.

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Verstyle
03-09-2007, 12:18 AM
I was doing 280 on bench weighing 140 at age 16. at age 17 i did 300 at 150lbs. then i stopped cause it was a waste of time and my goal was 300.

Bucktown Beast
03-09-2007, 12:23 AM
230lbs don't do much flat bench at all any more, more of a dumbbells guy but I'm sure I can throw up 315 at this very moment.

-Antonio-
03-09-2007, 12:38 AM
I was doing 275-280 going into my senior year of high school. I stopped power lifting after that, and have probably benched about 5 times since then. I probably couldnt do much now.

Underboss
03-09-2007, 02:22 AM
im 165lbs.

i bench 225

bobson_215
03-09-2007, 02:41 AM
cool wow .


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AX Tan BOUNCER
03-09-2007, 02:43 AM
247 6'2 bench 575 x 6

Darkstranger
03-09-2007, 05:57 AM
I'm 6'3" and weigh 238 pounds. I have a personal best on the bench press of 365 pounds for 2 reps without a spot.

boxing4ever
03-09-2007, 07:03 AM
thats nuts guys i can only bench 170 and i am 160-65

BrooklynBomber
03-09-2007, 08:23 AM
160, and I can do 225x5
But I am a dumbbell guy as well. I can do 90s like 7 or 8 times.

Drewcyfer
03-09-2007, 08:57 AM
Seems like there may be a certian degree of bull**** on this thread. Not all, just most. It's funny though.

Verstyle
03-09-2007, 08:59 AM
Seems like there may be a certian degree of bull**** on this thread. Not all, just most. It's funny though.

Theres two on here I dont believe.

-Antonio-
03-09-2007, 09:12 AM
247 6'2 bench 575 x 6

yeah and I squat 900

NewbieRJJ
03-09-2007, 10:02 AM
I dont know why the **** you would lie about how much you bench press, and if you did try to be reasonable.

Bucktown Beast
03-09-2007, 10:24 AM
Ha, don't you know that bench pressing is probably the most lied about or exaggerated activity known to man?

I was never a great bencher and was actually ashamed I could only get up 315 . Wanted to be able to put up mega numbers but that was back when I was ego struck by the super bench press, like most young kids are. Now I couldn't give a ****, its the most overrated exercise ever.

There was this guy on my college football team who benched 600 pounds. Yes, six ****in hundred. Saw it with my own eyes, 6 plates on each side. He was a big Italian dude, and wasn't even that huge. I'd say he weighed maybe 250-260 at the time.

-Antonio-
03-09-2007, 10:35 AM
I feel exactly the way you do on that. Most overrated exercise ever.

SquareCircle
03-09-2007, 11:11 AM
I can rep 290 3 times. I do it about once a month. back when I used to weight train for football, I could throw up, 410 1 rep max. my arms are kinda longer so Ive never been adept at bench press.

i used to squat 625, and deadlift 650, 1 rep max, however. i am convinced that my legs are superhuman. at the health club i went to when i was like 18, i used to put 12 45lb weights on each side of this machine, which was like this angled squat thing at a diagonal angle, towards the ground- that's 1080 lbs- and rep it ten times, no i did not go all the way down and compress my knees, but I did half reps with that weight. talk about sore ****in legs the next day.

guys that worked at that health club, after i made that part of my routine, used to come up to me when I was done and say, 'hey man. mind taking all that weight off there? thats alot of work for one of us to do, getting that off of there.' im bad about that,(leaving weight on the bars)

to close, never done roids in my life. although ive thought about it, ive decided against it. i like my hair, and i want to be a strong old man. juicers get old quick. like who was it, tunney i believe ,who was 92 and punked out 2 20 year old muggers? that would be the ****.

Southpaw16
03-09-2007, 12:30 PM
I weigh 225 and can bench 225 for about 5 reps. This is actually a no bull**** honest number. Not great but I'm also a very tall and long armed guy (6'9") so it isn't all that bad considering.

I've recently switched to dumbells since they are more beneficial to someone like me with super long arms because I can do a full range of motion without being restricted. So far I can do 80 lb ones at 8 or 9 reps.

Hydro
03-09-2007, 01:01 PM
5'10, 5'11, weigh about 155-157 lbs. now, I put up my weight 4 times, generally I put up 135 and do sets of 8-10, whatever I can do.

It's not much, but it's an improvement over before.

IronNick
03-09-2007, 04:54 PM
16 yrs old, 5'10 , 170 lbs. i bench 180. i probly need improvement.

DoctorKillJoy
03-09-2007, 05:22 PM
I can rep 290 3 times. I do it about once a month. back when I used to weight train for football, I could throw up, 410 1 rep max. my arms are kinda longer so Ive never been adept at bench press.


Too bad you weren't adept at it... that must have been pretty embarassing for you to be so weak...:wank:

Southpaw16
03-09-2007, 05:56 PM
I was curious so I did a quick spreadsheet calculation. On average, the people posting in this thread weigh 191.25 lbs and can bench press as a one rep maximum, 283.75 lbs.

Obviously not everyone is lying, but for this to be the average it is a bit hard to believe.

BrooklynBomber
03-09-2007, 06:04 PM
I did 225, 4 and a half reps today.

Verstyle
03-09-2007, 06:07 PM
I have video of me doing 225 like 5 or 6.I did that video cause there was a former poster that was a non believer.and my friend weighing 135 benching 225 2 times. it was last year,time before that I did weights like 3 years ago.it was the last time I messed with weights when I recorded it to prove some1 wrong.

triggnom
03-09-2007, 06:38 PM
yea bench doesnt benefit a boxer much i dont think, i'll admit i used to go hard at i wasnt unbeleivable but decent

im 140 and bench 235, i think im more of an endurance type cause i can do 120 correct push ups

AX Tan BOUNCER
03-09-2007, 06:45 PM
I have done many steroid cycles before I can def bench 575 x 6 but I can only do about 10-15 push ups at a time

Bucktown Beast
03-09-2007, 07:14 PM
I was doing 280 on bench weighing 140 at age 16.

I aint gonna lie, a 140 pound 16 year old benching 280 sounds a bit...well...hard to believe. Not impossible, but just hard to believe.

Verstyle
03-09-2007, 07:20 PM
I aint gonna lie, a 140 pound 16 year old benching 280 sounds a bit...well...hard to believe. Not impossible, but just hard to believe.

when I was 21. now before that I benched my max when I was 17 and my last time take it religiously which I only did for 2 years,cause of wrestling athletics.I weighed 160lbs there.Throwing up 225lbs 5 times with ease,coulda did it about 10 times.I also have shorter arms also.

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Darkstar
03-09-2007, 08:14 PM
I aint gonna lie, a 140 pound 16 year old benching 280 sounds a bit...well...hard to believe. Not impossible, but just hard to believe.

In case you havent heard. The internet always adds at least 2 inches in height, and 50 pounds on the bench press.

IronNick
03-09-2007, 09:17 PM
yea, i hate that why cant people just be honest.

SquareCircle
03-09-2007, 09:42 PM
Too bad you weren't adept at it... that must have been pretty embarassing for you to be so weak...:wank:

im 6'4 and weigh about 260. that is an embarrassing max for a person of my size.

Verstyle
03-09-2007, 09:45 PM
im 6'4 and weigh about 260. that is an embarrassing max for a person of my size.

I used to rep 280 twice senior year. so I guess its sorta bad. I was thinking of trying to max at 400 for another goal but,thats to much work.

phallus
03-09-2007, 10:00 PM
i'm just posting this so u all can get a good laugh out of this. i don't do bench press anymore, i do dumbbell presses on a huge rubber ball, but when i was trying to pump up as a 158 lb 22 year old, my max bench was 215, i think for two reps.

The Donfather
03-09-2007, 10:08 PM
I'm 145 lbs, 15 years old, and can bench my weight once. I think I can do like 5 lbs more though.

I think it is a pretty good number, and I am hoping to do 180 by the summer.

WetSexyLlamaPR
03-09-2007, 10:10 PM
I'm 5'10 weigh 145 pounds I bench 165 for 6 reps. I used to lift weights alot when I didn't know to much about it and while I did get stronger I didn't like how much I bulked up and slowed down. So I quit cold turkey about 3 1/2 months ago. I still exercise regularly but I definitely don't do as many weight exercises as I used to. I do pushups, crunches, heavybag, jumprope, hyperextensions, and pullups. I guess I went more "natural" and I definitely feel quicker, I have more stamina, and see a significant increase in punching power. I used to bench 220 1 rep max when I was lifting alot. I weighed 150 then. But for me personally, I'd rather be quicker, have more stamina and just look naturally fit, not big like Arnold. Plus I definitely would rather punch harder then lift a heavier weight than most people.

c10d
03-09-2007, 10:15 PM
LoL like I've mentioned before, I also belong to a bodybuilding forum and it seems many many members up their "e-stats"

Me personally, will rep 155 10 times. Real impressive, I know.

Btw 5'6" 146lbs

leff
03-10-2007, 07:41 AM
6feet,200lbs and my max is 270 (i weighed 185 at the time) honest

Darkstranger
03-10-2007, 07:43 AM
Its true that the bench press doens't prove a damn thing. I could press 365pounds, but so what?! It doenst mean a thing when I'm flat on my back laying on the canvas. Years of lifting weights has given me strength but has made me slow. Just like a lot of things bench press is also down to technique as well as strength. Different variables come in to play like where you position yours, arching your back, the length of your arms, your diet, supplements etc etc.

For those who feel their bench press is low don't worry about it. Many of the big guys who bench press a phenomenal amount can barely do 10-15 press ups.

mma monster
03-10-2007, 09:49 AM
I'm 5-11 and about 150 and i can max like 130 but once again my trainer for boxing also tells me not even to bench

-Antonio-
03-10-2007, 10:54 AM
Im not lying at all. The summer going into my junior year, I joined a weight lifting program my new football coach intalled called "bigger, faster, stronger" I went from benching 185 to benching 280 the summer going into my senior year. Not to mention I missed 3 months with a bad hamstring injury where I could only lift light weights.

SquareCircle
03-10-2007, 11:03 AM
Bench press DOES affect boxing. ever heard of close grip benching? I guaran-****ing-tee that exercise benefits not only the jab, but all your straight shots. and regular/wide grip bench will make your goddamn hooks stronger.

imo it would be best to do some leg strength training, though. now I feel like hittin some close grip bench though, since i love the jab.

know what else is good for boxing? i just found this out the other day, GOLF,(swinging motion) and baseball.(batting motion) each of these motions simulates when you throw a cross. thats why corrie sanders had that ****ing insanely quick straight left cross. he played golf his whole life...his abs were trained to make that maneuver with the quickness.

dario
03-10-2007, 12:29 PM
There was this guy on my college football team who benched 600 pounds. Yes, six ****in hundred. Saw it with my own eyes, 6 plates on each side. He was a big Italian dude, and wasn't even that huge. I'd say he weighed maybe 250-260 at the time.

Umm just because he had 6 plates doesn't meat it was 600lbs. just to let you know. Still that's a lot, but it doesn't mean anything if you take steroids. And please don't tell me he didn't because anyone to bench that much in college has to be, and him being in football proves my point even more.

My personal best was 240 x 2 when I used to weigh 170 about 2 months ago when I was on a mass gaining diet. Now I'm down to 162 and I doubt it's 240 because I haven't maxed out since then but doing less weight and more reps for the summer.

BrooklynBomber
03-10-2007, 12:33 PM
Umm just because he had 6 plates doesn't meat it was 600lbs. just to let you know. Still that's a lot, but it doesn't mean anything if you take steroids. And please don't tell me he didn't because anyone to bench that much in college has to be, and him being in football proves my point even more.

My personal best was 240 x 2 when I used to weigh 170 about 2 months ago when I was on a mass gaining diet. Now I'm down to 162 and I doubt it's 240 because I haven't maxed out since then but doing less weight and more reps for the summer.

My logic exactly, I wanna be in a good shape not **** up my rotator cuffs.

Trick
03-10-2007, 12:54 PM
know what else is good for boxing? i just found this out the other day, GOLF,(swinging motion) and baseball.(batting motion) each of these motions simulates when you throw a cross. thats why corrie sanders had that ****ing insanely quick straight left cross. he played golf his whole life...his abs were trained to make that maneuver with the quickness.


I agree with that. I was teachin one of my friends some ****, he's a baseball player, and he's not **** or anything for someone who doesn't know much, but obviously he's not so good. But he can deliver there absolutely thundering right hooks that make me quiver when I see them. Haha, 'course it doesn't go so well with the left hooks.

-Antonio-
03-10-2007, 01:59 PM
Umm just because he had 6 plates doesn't meat it was 600lbs. just to let you know. Still that's a lot, but it doesn't mean anything if you take steroids. And please don't tell me he didn't because anyone to bench that much in college has to be, and him being in football proves my point even more.

My personal best was 240 x 2 when I used to weigh 170 about 2 months ago when I was on a mass gaining diet. Now I'm down to 162 and I doubt it's 240 because I haven't maxed out since then but doing less weight and more reps for the summer.

You should know that when a guy refers to plates, he is usually talking about 45 pound plates. And its possible to bench that much without roids. Ive seen with my own two eyes 17 year old kids bench 400+. Just because hes benching 600 doesnt mean hes taking steroids. Stop being ignorant.

Bucktown Beast
03-10-2007, 04:25 PM
Umm just because he had 6 plates doesn't mean it was 600lbs.

Uhhh what the hell are you talkin about...if you lift weights in the continental United States of America you should know that a "plate" = 45lbs. And if you need help with the math, each plate is 45 pounds and so is the bar...45 x 13 = 585. The extra baby weights needed to make it an even 600lbs should be a given.

I didn't say he wasn't takin steroids, cuz I don't know. He may have been. But he wasn't all that huge and even with juicin (on a college football level, not on a Ronnie Coleman bodybulding level) thats an incredible feat any way you look at it. I know people who been jucin for years who can't bench half that.

Kayo
03-10-2007, 04:35 PM
im at 154 and i can max out about 220-225

EC_Raider_07
03-10-2007, 04:55 PM
Wow looks like a lot of BS on this thread.

I don't bench, I do body weight exercises.

kNIVEK2
03-10-2007, 05:03 PM
im 15 yrs old. 5'8 138 lbs. i can max at around 190.

Bucktown Beast
03-10-2007, 05:09 PM
im 15 yrs old. 5'8 138 lbs. i can max at around 190.

At your same age and weight Versatile was benching 280. What the hell are you doing, step it up!

kNIVEK2
03-10-2007, 10:04 PM
At your same age and weight Versatile was benching 280. What the hell are you doing, step it up!

not my fault hes a genetic freak.

Banderivets
03-10-2007, 11:01 PM
I got no idea what I can do now, but this thread really makes me wanna go do it.

My buddy has a bech but he has only enough for 160lb (guys keep borrowing plates and ****) with the bar...Thats no problem I can do that all day.

But I usualy dont bother, because even doing lots of reps of 160lb it just great fatigue on my arms....takes away from my regular work out for the next day. Besides having had great success bulking up even with only 160 I dont see why I should blow all the effort trying to go for some maximum.

Personaly bench drains my energy...I feel ****ing useless if I only workout for like 30min... So I rather stay off that, and have a an hour and a half workout +

Bucktown Beast
03-10-2007, 11:27 PM
not my fault hes a genetic freak.

Don't take me so seriously doggy. ;)

Kayo
03-11-2007, 04:21 AM
Im happy with what i can do...but in reality all that matters is being good at boxing and looking good naked

dario
03-11-2007, 11:31 AM
You should know that when a guy refers to plates, he is usually talking about 45 pound plates. And its possible to bench that much without roids. Ive seen with my own two eyes 17 year old kids bench 400+. Just because hes benching 600 doesnt mean hes taking steroids. Stop being ignorant.

I think anyone would know that any college football player that weighs under 300lbs that benches 600 is on roids. Only college players not on roids are qb's, kickers, punters, and maybe some safeties, cornerbacks, and maybe some wide receivers most of which weigh under or just around 200lbs.

You have no idea how competitive college football is, and if you seriously think someone in college football benching that much isn't taking roids, you need to wake up and snap back to the real world. If this guy weighed more than 300lbs then it'd be understandable, but he doesn't. Honestly, show me a guy that weighs under 300lbs in college football that benches 600; especially in Division I or II.

The Surgeon
03-11-2007, 05:22 PM
I was 187lbs last time i was hittin the weights and i was benching 120K not sure what that is in lbs?

Bucktown Beast
03-11-2007, 07:42 PM
I think anyone would know that any college football player that weighs under 300lbs that benches 600 is on roids. Only college players not on roids are qb's, kickers, punters, and maybe some safeties, cornerbacks, and maybe some wide receivers most of which weigh under or just around 200lbs.

You have no idea how competitive college football is, and if you seriously think someone in college football benching that much isn't taking roids, you need to wake up and snap back to the real world. If this guy weighed more than 300lbs then it'd be understandable, but he doesn't. Honestly, show me a guy that weighs under 300lbs in college football that benches 600; especially in Division I or II.

Well it was indeed a D1 school, and I just googled his name to verify and it listed him at 255lbs.

But I mean...most people who can bench 600 weigh less than 300 pounds. Tank Abbott can bench 600...But even on roids you need the genetics and physical ability to be able to bench that much anyway. Roids will make you stronger ofcourse, but aint gonna make people superhuman man. You don't stick yourself with some test and your bench press goes up 300 pounds. I'm sure I can juice out my ass for years and not be able to bench that much.

Dude was just incredibly strong. All natural or juicin, he was still a powerhouse.

dario
03-11-2007, 08:11 PM
Well it was indeed a D1 school, and I just googled his name to verify and it listed him at 255lbs.

But I mean...most people who can bench 600 weigh less than 300 pounds. Tank Abbott can bench 600...But even on roids you need the genetics and physical ability to be able to bench that much anyway. Roids will make you stronger ofcourse, but aint gonna make people superhuman man. You don't stick yourself with some test and your bench press goes up 300 pounds. I'm sure I can juice out my ass for years and not be able to bench that much.

Dude was just incredibly strong. All natural or juicin, he was still a powerhouse.

Without roids your bro wouldn't lift 500 off his chest. Of course you need decent enough genetics to bench that much on roids (just have to be anything except asian lol jk). But still, saying you bench that much on roids means almost nothing when comparing him to other people. Roids do make you superhuman; have you ever seen the results of roids within a few weeks, and then months? It'll gain so much strength and power for someone in months to what they could have, or not even reached in their liftetime. Roids do make people superhuman, and I can understand him using roids in a Division I school, I probably would too if I played college football, but it's nothing to brag about.

Guy 1 "I just benched 600"
Guy 2 "Really? Damn that's crazy. N/A?
Guy 1 "No, I was on the bottle"
Guy 2 "Oh ok, no big deal then"

See what I mean? Good for him, nothing surprising though .

BrooklynBomber
03-11-2007, 08:21 PM
I knew a guy who, at the age of 16, could do 305(once) while weighting 180. He defo did not do any juice, since I knew him like my brother. Too bad he was introduced to white poney and it ****ed him up and made him weak and skinny. But he kicked it and is recovering now.

Underboss
03-11-2007, 08:23 PM
I knew a guy who, at the age of 16, could do 305(once) while weighting 180. He defo did not do any juice, since I knew him like my brother. Too bad he was introduced to white poney and it ****ed him up and made him weak and skinny. But he kicked it and is recovering now.that's sad :nonono:

Verstyle
03-11-2007, 08:24 PM
I'll say it once again weights r a waste of time. pushups can do 10times what bench can do.

Underboss
03-11-2007, 08:26 PM
I'll say it once again weights r a waste of time. pushups can do 10times what bench can do.
why are weights a waste of time? don't you know that weights gives you the strength to KNOCK someone out?

BrooklynBomber
03-11-2007, 08:26 PM
that's sad :nonono:

Well, he is quite close to what he was strength wise, but he is like 200 pounds now, with the height of 5.11 and 15% bodyfat. He is all right now.

BrooklynBomber
03-11-2007, 08:27 PM
why are weights a waste of time? don't you know that weights gives you the strength to KNOCK someone out?

This is very debatable, and there is no clear answer as to how much weights help you in your punching. My theory that it all depends on your style. BUt I am too lazy to get all complicated and explain.

Verstyle
03-11-2007, 08:28 PM
why are weights a waste of time? don't you know that weights gives you the strength to KNOCK someone out?

I think the bag does that.ahha. 85-88 tyson said he got his extra power from hitting the bag for rounds and rounds.I dont touch the weights,just hit the bag for rounds.

Underboss
03-11-2007, 08:31 PM
Well, he is quite close to what he was strength wise, but he is like 200 pounds now, with the height of 5.11 and 15% bodyfat. He is all right now.wow, 200? damn. i want to reach 200lbs ,im at 170lbs right now.

Underboss
03-11-2007, 08:32 PM
I think the bag does that.ahha. 85-88 tyson said he got his extra power from hitting the bag for rounds and rounds.I dont touch the weights,just hit the bag for rounds.
punching bags? you have got to be kidding me. punching bags are good for your knuckles, to be strong, but the strength to KO someone comes from your biceps and your forearms. ;)

Verstyle
03-11-2007, 08:34 PM
punching bags? you have got to be kidding me. punching bags are good for your knuckles, to be strong, but the strength to KO someone comes from your biceps and your forearms. ;)

u crazy.ahhaa.I feel my biceps being sore if I stop hitting the bag for weeks. it most defiantly strengthens your biceps. who the hell told u it didnt?:rofl: :rofl:

and I believe I have ko power and I dont lift weights just hit the bag. Soooooooo what am I?

BrooklynBomber
03-11-2007, 08:37 PM
u crazy.ahhaa.I feel my biceps being sore if I stop hitting the bag for weeks. it most defiantly strengthens your biceps. who the hell told u it didnt?:rofl: :rofl:

and I believe I have ko power and I dont lift weights just hit the bag. Soooooooo what am I?

Punching the bag (hooks) works your biceps and back as well as shoulders(straight punches)
But big biceps really has nothing to do with a power of a punch.

Underboss
03-11-2007, 08:38 PM
u crazy.ahhaa.I feel my biceps being sore if I stop hitting the bag for weeks. it most defiantly strengthens your biceps. who the hell told u it didnt?:rofl: :rofl:

and I believe I have ko power and I dont lift weights just hit the bag. Soooooooo what am I?not everybody is like that, i've heard from people that the power doesn't come from the knuckles it comes from the biceps. but that's just some people, i dont know about the rest. ;)

Verstyle
03-11-2007, 08:42 PM
not everybody is like that, i've heard from people that the power doesn't come from the knuckles it comes from the biceps. but that's just some people, i dont know about the rest. ;)

brooklyn said it correct,post above u. especially compact hooks.my biceps have gotten bigger,just from punching the bag.

Bucktown Beast
03-11-2007, 08:52 PM
Without roids your bro wouldn't lift 500 off his chest. Of course you need decent enough genetics to bench that much on roids (just have to be anything except asian lol jk). But still, saying you bench that much on roids means almost nothing when comparing him to other people. Roids do make you superhuman; have you ever seen the results of roids within a few weeks, and then months? It'll gain so much strength and power for someone in months to what they could have, or not even reached in their liftetime. Roids do make people superhuman, and I can understand him using roids in a Division I school, I probably would too if I played college football, but it's nothing to brag about.

Guy 1 "I just benched 600"
Guy 2 "Really? Damn that's crazy. N/A?
Guy 1 "No, I was on the bottle"
Guy 2 "Oh ok, no big deal then"

See what I mean? Good for him, nothing surprising though .

Uhh...Do you know anyone that can bench 600 pounds? Probably not. Bottle or not. Its an impressive feat for a 21 year old dude any way you look at it. I know people that juice...one of my boys does actually. Hes a 250 pound brick house...bigger and wider than the dude who benched 600lbs. And the most I seen him do was 350 three times.

Most top bodybuilders can't bench 600 pounds and they stick themselves with **** that could make you fly. I know he wasn't doin no major league ****...He was a thick dude with some mass on him and was actually a bit on the small side for an offensive lineman. You'd just look at him and say, oh hes a pretty big dude but he was no Bob Sapp. If he took anything, probably some Deca like alot football players used to do. And that aint makin you throw up 6 plates.

Repping and maxing are two differet things...slow twitch vs fast twitch muscles. He genetically posessed the ability or potential to bench that much.

Verstyle
03-11-2007, 09:03 PM
Uhh...Do you know anyone that can bench 600 pounds? Probably not. Bottle or not. Its an impressive feat for a 21 year old dude any way you look at it. I know people that juice...one of my boys does actually. Hes a 250 pound brick house...bigger and wider than the dude who benched 600lbs. And the most I seen him do was 350 three times.

Most top bodybuilders can't bench 600 pounds and they stick themselves with **** that could make you fly. I know he wasn't doin no major league ****...He was a thick dude with some mass on him and was actually a bit on the small side for an offensive lineman. You'd just look at him and say, oh hes a pretty big dude but he was no Bob Sapp. If he took anything, probably some Deca like alot football players used to do. And that aint makin you throw up 6 plates.

Repping and maxing are two differet things...slow twitch vs fast twitch muscles. He genetically posessed the ability or potential to bench that much.

some ppl cant understand what genetics can do for u,cause they dont have it. It's hard to comprehend how its possible if themselves dont have the ability.I get alot of ppl that dont believe **** that I say.

-Antonio-
03-11-2007, 09:11 PM
Larry Allen, former Cowboy lineman put up 750. Almost a world record.

-Antonio-
03-11-2007, 09:14 PM
punching bags? you have got to be kidding me. punching bags are good for your knuckles, to be strong, but the strength to KO someone comes from your biceps and your forearms. ;)

Hitting a heavy bag as hard as you can with 18s on after a while will give you plenty of strength.

Bucktown Beast
03-11-2007, 09:28 PM
Larry Allen, former Cowboy lineman put up 750. Almost a world record.

I remember hearing that...although it was not "raw" if it was true. The raw world record as stands today is 715 by Scott Mendelson. However with the bench shirt the record is over 1000 pounds.

michaelface
03-11-2007, 10:19 PM
im 16, weigh 190 at 6'0 and bench 230

I have done 245, at 15 - but i weighed 220 pounds back then and was a football player :P

EC_Raider_07
03-12-2007, 09:02 AM
not everybody is like that, i've heard from people that the power doesn't come from the knuckles it comes from the biceps. but that's just some people, i dont know about the rest.

The motion of the biceps is a pulling motion. So, biceps help with jabs. However, biceps have nothing to do with punching power. Punching power comes from making your fist go as fast as it can as hard as it can, and hitting in the right spot. Technique is what gives you punching power.

MickyHatton
03-12-2007, 09:18 AM
Some ****in amazing stats in this thread!

I am 6'2 and weigh 230lbs, my max for two reps was 180KG (396 lbs), I was easily one of the strongest in the gym I went to.

I've never seen anyone bench over 400lbs free style, could happen if they are juiced up I supposed but I have never seen it!

Ronnie Coleman pressed just under 500lbs, but Powerlifters can press around 700lbs so....

me2007
03-12-2007, 09:22 AM
im 5 feet 2, 300 lbs and can bench 100lbs

cyberthugpatrol
03-12-2007, 09:41 AM
The motion of the biceps is a pulling motion. So, biceps help with jabs......

WTF !?

do you pull when you throw a job ?

or do you extend ? thereby using the tricep muscle.

MickyHatton
03-12-2007, 09:48 AM
WTF !?

do you pull when you throw a job ?

or do you extend ? thereby using the tricep muscle.

To be fair you are both right in some aspect, both muscles are used in the extension. Its a misconception that muscles are one directional, just push against a wall with your fist, you'll feel the bi, tri, pec, delts and lats compress so.....

dario
03-12-2007, 10:14 AM
Uhh...Do you know anyone that can bench 600 pounds? Probably not. Bottle or not. Its an impressive feat for a 21 year old dude any way you look at it. I know people that juice...one of my boys does actually. Hes a 250 pound brick house...bigger and wider than the dude who benched 600lbs. And the most I seen him do was 350 three times.

Most top bodybuilders can't bench 600 pounds and they stick themselves with **** that could make you fly. I know he wasn't doin no major league ****...He was a thick dude with some mass on him and was actually a bit on the small side for an offensive lineman. You'd just look at him and say, oh hes a pretty big dude but he was no Bob Sapp. If he took anything, probably some Deca like alot football players used to do. And that aint makin you throw up 6 plates.

Repping and maxing are two differet things...slow twitch vs fast twitch muscles. He genetically posessed the ability or potential to bench that much.

Actually working out in a steroid driven school and two different gyms, I know quite a few people who can bench in the 550-650 range and it's no surprise when I meet another one. The highest I know someone can bench without juice is 515lbs and that's with the shirt on, and he is pretty damn big.

Who said anything about repping?

Bucktown Beast
03-12-2007, 11:02 AM
The motion of the biceps is a pulling motion. So, biceps help with jabs. However, biceps have nothing to do with punching power. Punching power comes from making your fist go as fast as it can as hard as it can, and hitting in the right spot. Technique is what gives you punching power.

I'll tell you right now that biceps are the MOST strained and affected muscle from boxing/sparring. Its involved in every punch...especially when you unknowingly overextend, then you can really strain it.

I have felt like my biceps were torn in half after hard sparring...seriously, my bis have gotten more sore than any muscle.

For me, its shoulders/rear delts and bis that I feel the most after sparring. All the other body parts that may get a little sore are secondary. Never once have I felt it in my chest or tris...

Actually working out in a steroid driven school and two different gyms, I know quite a few people who can bench in the 550-650 range and it's no surprise when I meet another one. The highest I know someone can bench without juice is 515lbs and that's with the shirt on, and he is pretty damn big.

Who said anything about repping?
****, you know a few people that bench 550-650?? I only knew one person, and it was that kid I am talkin about...Thats major weight. Must be some monsters at your school. Once in my life I would like to be able to put up 6 plates and have the entire gym ooh and ahh at me.

515 with the bench shirt on = probably about 400 raw. Plus considering I'm sure he weighed a whole lot, thats more than believable.

OptimusWolf
03-12-2007, 02:09 PM
Haha, I'm so weak. I'm 6'1" 168lbs and I started benching a week ago. I'm up to a whopping 60kg (130lbs) so far on a 3*8.

Banderivets
03-12-2007, 02:38 PM
Muscles ARE one directional. They always pull, they cant push.

Therefore when you throw a punch the vital muscle in the arm is the tricep, as it extends the arm.

You dont punch by pulling your arm back do you?

Both muscles are vital, however the tricep is the muscle thats actually resposible for extending the arm.

Bucktown Beast
03-12-2007, 03:10 PM
Muscles ARE one directional. They always pull, they cant push.

Therefore when you throw a punch the vital muscle in the arm is the tricep, as it extends the arm.

You dont punch by pulling your arm back do you?

Both muscles are vital, however the tricep is the muscle thats actually resposible for extending the arm.

Have you ever boxed? While what you are saying is true that the tricep extends the arm, thats only ONE way...it is not used when throwing punches. When you throw a hook you actually are are doing more of a pulling action and your bicep is the main muscle used, same for when you throw an uppercut. Tricep use is practically non existent when throwin punches.

Just picture banging a nail with a hammer, in that motion the tricep is the main muscle being used...but that action is not used in boxing. An uppercut is like curling a dumbell and a hook is like doing cable pulley curls. A side karate chop to the neck would be using the tricep...but in boxing punches are thrown the other way, hence using the bicep.

Banderivets
03-12-2007, 03:53 PM
:ugh: Tricep non existant in throwing punches?

I'm not even going to waist my time with a response.

Bucktown Beast
03-12-2007, 04:02 PM
:ugh: Tricep non existant in throwing punches?

I'm not even going to waist my time with a response.

Uh...ok don't waste your time. I was hoping you humored me. I guess the answer to if you ever boxed is "no".

Every muscle in your arm is USED to some extent obviously...but the tricep is not a main factor in throwing punches whatsoever. When your fist lands on a target its affecting the front part of your arm, not the back...your wrist, forearms and biceps are taking the brunt of it. Go throw some hooks on a heavybag for an hour and see what is sore tomorrow...sure as hell aint gonna be your triceps.

Look at what weightlifting exercises you do to work out your triceps and see if that looks like anything close to what your arms would be doing in a punching motion.

Sinisterevo
03-12-2007, 04:20 PM
im 5 feet 2, 300 lbs and can bench 100lbs

lol ..........

Banderivets
03-12-2007, 07:30 PM
Uh...ok don't waste your time. I was hoping you humored me. I guess the answer to if you ever boxed is "no".

Every muscle in your arm is USED to some extent obviously...but the tricep is not a main factor in throwing punches whatsoever. When your fist lands on a target its affecting the front part of your arm, not the back...your wrist, forearms and biceps are taking the brunt of it. Go throw some hooks on a heavybag for an hour and see what is sore tomorrow...sure as hell aint gonna be your triceps.

Look at what weightlifting exercises you do to work out your triceps and see if that looks like anything close to what your arms would be doing in a punching motion.


First of all where did you get the idea that I never boxed?

Second of all, have you ever heard of a jab?

dario
03-13-2007, 10:46 AM
Muscles ARE one directional. They always pull, they cant push.

Therefore when you throw a punch the vital muscle in the arm is the tricep, as it extends the arm.

You dont punch by pulling your arm back do you?

Both muscles are vital, however the tricep is the muscle thats actually resposible for extending the arm.

OMFG STFU
obviously you don't know much about boxing
and if you boxed the way you talk, you'd lose pretty much every round

NUMBER ONE POWER SOURCE IN BOXING: YOUR LEGS
number two: your core (abs)
then it just varies what punch you throw
tricep is never dominant

pulling is just important as pushing; you don't pull fast enough than you will get countered straight in the face
and also, the pull releases the other arm; the more pull (negative) you do, the more power the push (positive) will have
for example: the faster you pull back a right cross, the faster and stronger your left hook will be

dario
03-13-2007, 10:47 AM
Uh...ok don't waste your time. I was hoping you humored me. I guess the answer to if you ever boxed is "no".

I agree; or at least he's never trained before because if he has he probably made a fool out of himself

Banderivets
03-13-2007, 11:47 AM
OMFG STFU
obviously you don't know much about boxing
and if you boxed the way you talk, you'd lose pretty much every round

NUMBER ONE POWER SOURCE IN BOXING: YOUR LEGS
number two: your core (abs)
then it just varies what punch you throw
tricep is never dominant

pulling is just important as pushing; you don't pull fast enough than you will get countered straight in the face
and also, the pull releases the other arm; the more pull (negative) you do, the more power the push (positive) will have
for example: the faster you pull back a right cross, the faster and stronger your left hook will be

Why dont you shut the **** up you dumb cunt?

Whats with this ****ing attitude on here?

Havent gotten laid lately?

Whose ****ing arguing here that you dont need biceps? Did I ****ing say that?

The only ****ing argument here is that when you extend your arm the muscle resposible is the tricep you dumb cunt, or you have a different story?

You dont need Arnold like biceps to get the most out of your body boxing, your tricep always does the most work in any arm activity. Its ****ing proven, didnt they teach you that in community college? Whats muscle you work the most when you bench press? You are pulling back the weight of your forearm after throwing a jab, why would you need 18" biceps to do that?

Do you twist your body and extend your legs when you throw a jab? Do you? Must look like a moron doing it.


Your a gym trainer? Where did you get your license? The **** I hear come out if your mouth on protein supplimentation and now triceps is some of the most dumb **** I ever heard.

Since when do you use legs and abs to throw ARM PUNCHES ? When you throw an ARM PUNCH whats the most used muslce? Now dont try to be a smart ass cause a retard knwos thats you still use your whole body to throw any punch, the emphasis here is on the most vital muscle in that activity?


Now go get your books and and come up with an intelligent reply as I dont have the whole day.

Bucktown Beast
03-13-2007, 11:58 AM
First of all where did you get the idea that I never boxed?

Second of all, have you ever heard of a jab?

Because your analysis seems to be comprised of stuff which someone may assume. You are just going on observation and concluding that the tri is involved in punching. Its not.

What about a jab? Tri is not involved in that either. You are furthering my claim that you haven't done much boxing training. I have trained for years and can tell you with certainty that the biceps are without question the major part of the arm which is affected. As Dario points out tri is not dominant in any way shape or form in boxing. Like I said, doing a "hammering" motion is using the tri, but that motion is used only in Karate chops. When you punch you're not snapping outwards and away from your body, rather you're snapping inwards.

Bi = pulling
Tri = pushing

Punches are consistent with a pulling motion. A hook is like a sideways bicep curl.

Trick
03-13-2007, 12:25 PM
[QUOTE=Bucktown Beast;2216990]

Bi = pulling
Tri = pushing
QUOTE]

That's more or less right, but it's not that simple. Triceps are important in getting especially a jab out fast. It also reduces flexion, making a more "solid" punch. Also, for everyone's reference, it's most likely the brachialis that you find buring, not the biceps. The biceps only really work when your wrist is supinated, which it almost never is, especially in boxing. Biceps keep your forearm stable in boxing. It's the brachialis that helps to pull those arms back.

So give the guy a break, I haven't been reading this whole thing, but it seems that all he said was that triceps are important, which they are. Not the most important muscle group by any means, but I can promise you that you do need them.

Peace,
Trick

Edit: I should mention that ya, the "coffee mug" hook (as opposed to the horizontal) does work the biceps a little more, as the forearm is more or less supinated. It's very different than a curl though.

BrooklynBomber
03-13-2007, 02:58 PM
OMFG STFU
obviously you don't know much about boxing
and if you boxed the way you talk, you'd lose pretty much every round

NUMBER ONE POWER SOURCE IN BOXING: YOUR LEGS
number two: your core (abs)
then it just varies what punch you throw
tricep is never dominant
pulling is just important as pushing; you don't pull fast enough than you will get countered straight in the face
and also, the pull releases the other arm; the more pull (negative) you do, the more power the push (positive) will have
for example: the faster you pull back a right cross, the faster and stronger your left hook will be

I agree about abs, but not so with legs. With arm punchers( the guys who dont use a proper leg movement to properl their punches) their shoulders and more or less arm muscles work to generate power. Take example of Vitaly, he is an arm punchers and rarely puts his legs into a punch.

-Antonio-
03-13-2007, 03:20 PM
The only time my biceps are sore is when I throw a lot of short hooks to the body. Because I dig up with it.

dario
03-13-2007, 04:57 PM
Why dont you shut the **** up you dumb cunt?

Whats with this ****ing attitude on here?

Havent gotten laid lately?

Whose ****ing arguing here that you dont need biceps? Did I ****ing say that?

The only ****ing argument here is that when you extend your arm the muscle resposible is the tricep you dumb cunt, or you have a different story?

You dont need Arnold like biceps to get the most out of your body boxing, your tricep always does the most work in any arm activity. Its ****ing proven, didnt they teach you that in community college? Whats muscle you work the most when you bench press? You are pulling back the weight of your forearm after throwing a jab, why would you need 18" biceps to do that?

Do you twist your body and extend your legs when you throw a jab? Do you? Must look like a moron doing it.


Your a gym trainer? Where did you get your license? The **** I hear come out if your mouth on protein supplimentation and now triceps is some of the most dumb **** I ever heard.

Since when do you use legs and abs to throw ARM PUNCHES ? When you throw an ARM PUNCH whats the most used muslce? Now dont try to be a smart ass cause a retard knwos thats you still use your whole body to throw any punch, the emphasis here is on the most vital muscle in that activity?


Now go get your books and and come up with an intelligent reply as I dont have the whole day.

I always move when I throw a jab, but I don't turn. Every other punch I move my legs and turn; just like how you should. Do you just stand in place when you throw your jab? You don't move at all? You won't get **** power out of that.

My protein advice dumb? Who are you to say that?

realheavyhands
03-14-2007, 07:23 PM
i was 240 becnhin 385
inclining 315

i dont lift nomore at all it dont help at all

PreetyBoy-Joker
03-15-2007, 07:38 PM
Im 125lbs
Benching 135
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chuckisquik
03-15-2007, 10:23 PM
its recomended boxers dont bench heavy. benching too much can equal to too much muscle mass = either more weight on the boxers or the muscle can put weight into the punches holding his speed.

leff
03-16-2007, 01:12 AM
its recomended boxers dont bench heavy. benching too much can equal to too much muscle mass = either more weight on the boxers or the muscle can put weight into the punches holding his speed.

bulk is mainly a question about nutrition

Trick
03-16-2007, 02:14 AM
bulk is mainly a question about nutrition

True, but I would also say that it has a lot with how you train. Slow movements create larger fibers, as they're torn more "thoroughly". They're bigger, but also stiffer, and also, if you train slow, don't expect to punch fast.

That's why most people in a normal gym lift weights slowly, while a boxer might do say dumbell snatches, where power, not strength is the aim.

Cutthroat
03-16-2007, 04:50 AM
I started off benching 145 at 165, that was when I first signed up at BS, which wasn't too long ago, I hadn't taken benching seriously until then. So a couple of months later I maxed out at 210 at 175, right now I weight around 170 and can probably do 265 once. I stopped benching after I found out it made me slower in boxing, I've had some problems with tendons in my elbows they're weak for some reason. If they were 100% I wouldn't have a doubt that I could probably max at probably 290 or even 300, which would be a ****load of an increase. Pretty impressive if I could do that, I'm only 16. My friend Albert can do 300 at 16 right now, he's like 170 like me little bit shorter than me, I'm around 6'1.

I've decided to stick to push ups, and using my bodyweight for exercising.

abdiel2k3
03-16-2007, 04:56 AM
when i use to bench back in around like 19-20 yrs old
my best was like 275 weighin about 180
but that was benchin everyday
didnt happen over nite

leff
03-16-2007, 05:24 AM
when i use to bench back in around like 19-20 yrs old
my best was like 275 weighin about 180
but that was benchin everyday
didnt happen over nite

HAH, i benched 270 at 185 and 19yrs old, and that was from a lot off bagwork.


allways thought weights are so damn boring

yrrej
03-16-2007, 10:43 PM
I bench yo mama.....

leff
03-17-2007, 06:07 AM
I bench yo mama.....

i hope you do cause shes only bout 120-130lbs

realheavyhands
03-17-2007, 12:18 PM
lats and abs.. chop wood or do pull overs ...even explosive lifts take your looness fluidness away

renren40
03-17-2007, 07:56 PM
i weigh 175-185....i can bench MAx one time between 245 to 315 lbs...

i know i can throw 225 up between 8-10 times one time...if i do 3-4 sets ill average 4-6 reps

pretty up and down....look at my guns though

ml2niceguy
03-19-2007, 01:32 PM
currently 160 only benching max 215...no bull**** though..junior year in high school i was 135 hittin 235

Demorak
03-20-2007, 11:04 AM
6' 195lbs and I bench 295

yrrej
03-20-2007, 10:34 PM
Wrong forum. Go to:
www.t-nation.com

paul750
03-20-2007, 10:47 PM
It's about how you lift the weight, not the actual weight itself; that will come in time. Weights are the sort of thing I do for two weeks then stop doing them, or the instructor pisses off then I lose my drive.

fraidycat
03-21-2007, 05:13 PM
Depends how I lift it. If I do it the way my boxing coach wants me to, for body shaping -- keeping my shoulders back and keeping my pecs out of it as much as possible -- I can lift about 75 lbs. (2 25-plates + bar). Right now I use 85-lb. dumbbells for 3 sets when I'm benching using all my chest and arm muscles, everything I've got. I can probably put up 240-250 once. I'm 5'9" 175 lbs., 45" chest, 31" waist. With my shirt tucked in, I look like Mighty Mouse.

FWIW, I have found that I CAN use my benchpress muscles if I lean hard into an overhand strong-side punch and drive it through instead of snapping it. I've got to really have the guy reeling or on the defensive first, though, b/c I end up way overextended and I'd get my head knocked off by someone who knew what he was doing. If I connect with the overhand, I can send a guy back a few steps even if I hit his gloves or his arms. It's real fun to throw right off the bat against a guy with a peekaboo defense. . . a couple of those and he's counterpunching for the rest of the round. :boxing:

pedrito
09-30-2007, 08:20 AM
165, bench about 80...

my right cross is a freight train tho, and a friend benches 200 at 160 and punches like a *****.
benching a lot doesnt make you a strong puncher, that's for sure.

them_apples
10-01-2007, 01:21 AM
124 5'5-5'6 (used to be 140 before intense cardio) max bench 160...I got a ways to go...

no bull**** though..junior year in high school i was 135 hittin 235

wtf..

I agree benching doesn't increase punching power (although push ups can) but benching in general makes you stronger and certainly won't weaken your punch.

I can punch harder with both hands than my buddy who's 150 benching 200.

greengloves
10-01-2007, 01:27 AM
im 156, 6'0" and was benching 220 once did it twice a few times and can dumbbell bench 70 each hand but i could flye 50. i dont lift ne more though

Verstyle
10-01-2007, 01:52 AM
Damn,I seem like a freak compared to some of you guys benches. Dont take it personal.

danny stash
10-01-2007, 09:18 AM
I weigh 225 can bench about 280-300.

when i was 240 prior to boxing i was putting up 370 max..


I was strong back than, now I am deadly..

DA1CATAS
10-01-2007, 09:51 AM
You guys need to actually read what your putting down on here. LOOKS RIDICULOUS.

I'm 164 putting up 220-230..MAX

DA1CATAS
10-01-2007, 09:54 AM
165, bench about 80...

my right cross is a freight train tho, and a friend benches 200 at 160 and punches like a *****.
benching a lot doesnt make you a strong puncher, that's for sure.

SHHHHHHHHH don't tell them things that are actually TRUE....They might actually start doing things right or something..

sidewalkchalk
10-01-2007, 10:43 PM
I got 200 at 125. Haven't maxed since. Now I weigh about 139

-Antonio-
10-01-2007, 11:24 PM
I was doing 275-280 going into my senior year of high school. I stopped power lifting after that, and have probably benched about 5 times since then. I probably couldnt do much now.

Ha 275 would crush my chest these days. :nonono:

-Antonio-
10-01-2007, 11:31 PM
Its not that difficult to increase your max with a dedicated weight program. People who are shocked at the big numbers obviously haven't played football. I worked my ass off for a couple of years and moved my bench from 155 to 275, and I consider myself a hard gainer. I've seen guys come in raw and go from 200 to 315 with half of the work ethic I had.

Verstyle
10-01-2007, 11:33 PM
My friend now weighs 150lbs and benches 240lbs.

juggernautburn
10-01-2007, 11:46 PM
i haven't benched since my junior year of high school. in my junior year, i started at a max of 135. by the end of the school year i was benching 230. a couple of years later in 2004 i did get on a machine that works your chest and was able to move 200 pounds 12 times after a long layoff. but i wish i had did all the workouts in high school instead of the incredibly overrated bench.

2swell k-wells
10-02-2007, 01:23 AM
5'10
187lbs
bench 235, 3 sets of 10.
never tried maxing yet but would probably close to 300 if I have.

danny stash
10-02-2007, 04:30 PM
who are what are you referring to?

danny stash
10-02-2007, 04:31 PM
You guys need to actually read what your putting down on here. LOOKS RIDICULOUS.

I'm 164 putting up 220-230..MAX
who are you referring to?

Tysonisgod
10-02-2007, 08:37 PM
im 5'11, i weight 14 stone(yes im from scotland lol) n ma max is about 130KG

Kayo
10-02-2007, 08:39 PM
i think we should a get a picture thread up in here

Verstyle
10-02-2007, 08:44 PM
i think we should a get a picture thread up in here

How come?........

nonfiction1
10-02-2007, 10:06 PM
im 170 and i bench 185 7 times 110 percent truth lol

Kayo
10-02-2007, 10:12 PM
How come?........

to see the people who put up like 400lbs yet have know training knowledge lol. Some people i believe and theres others which are kinda suspect ya kno?

oovavu
10-03-2007, 07:29 AM
im 9 and a half, weight 6 stone 4 pounds and can bench the average semi-detached house, with conservatory.

danny stash
10-03-2007, 11:15 AM
bench is not overrated

The Iron Man
10-03-2007, 11:33 AM
I Weight 112lbs and can bench 143lbs

ForemanCrossArm
10-03-2007, 03:35 PM
I'm 6'6" with shoes, 180. I could probably put 180 up once, haha.

Ringo
10-03-2007, 03:50 PM
Before I started training for the Navy, I was 145 lbs pressing 235. Nothing impressive, but I wasn't too upset.

ForemanCrossArm
10-03-2007, 03:55 PM
i just don't really like the straight bench with heavy weight. i like bell pressing like 40-60 lbs. in each hand, but i hate having 150 lb.+ bar on my chest. i've got a really big rib cage and it feels like it presses it in on my sternum and organs when i bench a heavy weight for me. i hate it.

juggernautburn
10-03-2007, 04:31 PM
bench is not overrated

it is very overrated dude. when i was in high school, it was the only workout people got hyped for. and whoever benched the most was pretty much king. there are so many other different exercises that people simply neglected, myself included.

Ringo
10-03-2007, 04:34 PM
it is very overrated dude. when i was in high school, it was the only workout people got hyped for. and whoever benched the most was pretty much king. there are so many other different exercises that people simply neglected, myself included.

+1. In high school all the guys benched. On of my buddies was in the gym doing barbell shoulder presses one day when a bunch of dudes were pressing something like..250 or so, and he says, "Hey, guys, you can calm down. They handed out all the points for bench press yesterday. Sorry you missed it."

Cutthroat
10-06-2007, 07:47 PM
My bench is completely gone thanks to not benching, I am so damn weak in the bench it is not funny.

danny stash
10-07-2007, 09:06 PM
it is very overrated dude. when i was in high school, it was the only workout people got hyped for. and whoever benched the most was pretty much king. there are so many other different exercises that people simply neglected, myself included.
overrated amongst idiots. Not overrated for people who do several different TYPES of workouts. It is a good overall power builder.

tmoqsudz
10-15-2007, 08:53 AM
im 155lbs and can bench press 180 - 190lbs... im 5ft. 10 and 16 atm but i could do this when i was 15 aswell.

msagrain
10-15-2007, 08:55 AM
a lot of people in this thread just make up a load of ****.

kamicazze
10-15-2007, 09:24 AM
im 11 stone and can bench 90 kg! dunno if thats good! but i prefer to do 70 as i can do more reps

tmoqsudz
10-15-2007, 10:21 AM
a lot of people in this thread just make up a load of ****.

u tryna say i was makin tht **** up?? coz i mean 180 - 190 is nt a lot, especially for my weight.

msagrain
10-15-2007, 11:16 AM
u tryna say i was makin tht **** up?? coz i mean 180 - 190 is nt a lot, especially for my weight.

yes that is what i am saying a lot of you just make up random numbers


im 11 stone and can bench 90 kg! dunno if thats good! but i prefer to do 70 as i can do more reps



hes 11 stone and can bench 241, yeh right.

tmoqsudz
10-15-2007, 11:17 AM
241 is not 90kg work it out u fool...... 90 kg is 198 lbs.

msagrain
10-15-2007, 11:20 AM
241 is not 90kg work it out u fool...... 90 kg is 198 lbs.

well i just used this http://www.convert-me.com/en/convert/weight

it must of bin wrong

anyway people are talking out of there ass in this thread.

tmoqsudz
10-15-2007, 12:18 PM
well i just used this http://www.convert-me.com/en/convert/weight

it must of bin wrong

anyway people are talking out of there ass in this thread.

ye i just used that one aswel.... and it does come out to be 198 lbs, u shud get ur eyes cheked lol

msagrain
10-15-2007, 12:52 PM
ye i just used that one aswel.... and it does come out to be 198 lbs, u shud get ur eyes cheked lol

you mean you should.lol

tmoqsudz
10-15-2007, 02:07 PM
you mean you should.lol

try putting in 90kg in the kilograms bit and if uve done that task correctly then u shud get out 198 lbs and maybe even a pair of glasses!

TalianStallion
10-16-2007, 01:22 AM
I'm a 190 Cruiserweight and Max bench 300

El Dominicano
10-23-2007, 02:29 PM
Weight 220 Can bench 230 2x. I aint a weight lifter that stuff should be left to body builders. And yes this is an HONEST ANSWER! UNLIKE MANY. I tell u one thing tough! I HIT LIKE A ****ING MONSTER

REASON WHY I DONT LIFT WEIGHTS IS BECAUSE IT DOESN'T HELP IN ANY WAY. WEIGHTS AREN NEEDED TO PUCH HARD

Tysonisgod
10-23-2007, 02:50 PM
REASON WHY I DONT LIFT WEIGHTS IS BECAUSE IT DOESN'T HELP IN ANY WAY. WEIGHTS AREN NEEDED TO PUCH HARD

i dunno about other people but i dnt do weights so that i can punch harder

El Dominicano
10-23-2007, 03:27 PM
i dunno about other people but i dnt do weights so that i can punch harder

Then why do people do weights?? How does weights help in boxing??? Or does it even help???

Kayo
10-23-2007, 03:43 PM
Then why do people do weights?? How does weights help in boxing??? Or does it even help???

It helps if done properly but if you lift weights and just do bicep curls and tricep press down then its not going to help out.

FSUNoles46
10-23-2007, 03:59 PM
Im 135 lbs and bench 185 lbs (16 years old), but i dont lift so i can box any better. I just like to lift.

Tysonisgod
10-23-2007, 04:31 PM
Then why do people do weights?? How does weights help in boxing??? Or does it even help???

I do weights because i enjoy to do them really.

And it also helps my arms when i'm in sparring and the guy is hittin me on the arms or ive been throwin hundereds of punches my arms are less sore and less likely to fall when ive throw my punches because i do weights and my arms are used to workin when they are very tired and want to give up

dont no why other people do them, i dont care either, i dnt need weights to make me hit hard, cos doin weights for your arms dont help cos power comes from the legs, to the hips to the fist bro

AKATheMack
10-24-2007, 12:10 AM
6'1" 225 I bench around 310 on my 3 rep max.

Tuggers1986
10-24-2007, 09:00 AM
1 rep max is about 120kg (270lbs)

Only Kids are interested in howmuch somebody can bench though. It doesn't mean **** at then end of the day.

Slow consistent reps with a weight you can control and manipulate correctly work far better than one bull**** rep with a ****load of weight.

Edit: I'm 5'11" and weigh about 195lbs

fraidycat
10-24-2007, 10:09 AM
Then why do people do weights?? How does weights help in boxing??? Or does it even help???

Compound lifts -- squat and clean in particular -- develop explosive power. Explosive power helps you break clinches, weave, and change direction quickly. These exercises also help train about 20 different muscles to work together to generate power, which is the essence of a good, solid punch. If you're using only the muscles that you engage on a bench press when you punch, you're not punching correctly.

The deadlift is also important in boxing, as it improves hand strength, back strength, flexibility, and posture.

And finally, compound lifts will identify any weak points in your physique and help balance them out.

Jothemano
10-24-2007, 08:00 PM
Hi! I'm Ricky Williams(215lbs in college) and I used to bench 406lbs in college at Texas and ran the 40 in 4.38. LOL! No one care's how much someone can bench, it's what they can do in the ring that matters! It's like saying you have a 1000hp car but are horrible at racing because your tires aren't wide enough to get good traction. Not everyone with the power knows how to use it. PS-I'm not ricky williams.

Dynamite Kid
10-25-2007, 07:03 AM
i dont work out at the minute im trying to shed muscle and do cardiovascular to get back in shape to start Boxing again ,when i Boxed i was 126 pounds then i when i quit Boxing and started weight training i weighed 168 pounds [No GEAR] I maxed on the Bench 115 KG 3 reps ,Bicep Curl 50 KG 5reps ,seated behind the neck press 75 kg