That’s general gym consensus. To delve a little bit more into things, your age, size, build, and fitness level (or lifting experience) needs to be looked at. For example, the average man, in ordinary circumstances, should be able to bench press 90% of his body weight.
But according to most strength standards, a 225 bench for a woman under 200 pounds would be an extremely competitive (advanced or elite) level lift. If you’re a woman and you can rep 225, you should be competing in professional powerlifting. (That wouldn’t even get most men in the door.)
This goes up through 200 pounds. If you weigh 200 pounds you should bench at least 140 to be considered average. You’d be considered elite if you can bench at least 220 pounds (Exercise Network, 2014).
But if you go to an elite athletics gym, there are a lot of people benching 225 here, so your 225 bench wouldn’t be impressive. It’d be one white hair among many. So the weaker and less-trained the person is that you’re talking to, the more impressive a 225 bench press would be.
So if you see them benching 315 at a commercial gym, their one rep max would be more like 350+, which is a lot. No one cares what you bench. That may not be the answer you are looking for, but it’s true. So if you see them benching 315 at a commercial gym, their one rep max would be more like 350+, which is a lot.
To be regarded as an excellent bench presser, a 500+lbs bench press would put you in that category. Without diving too deep into surveys done, a 225lbs bench press is a very respectable bench press for the average lifter. A typical weight for a male lifter is between 160lbs and 210lbs.
The average man’s muscles are capable of lifting more than that. With just a couple months of practice, the average man has 1-rep maxes of: 225 pounds on the back squat. 175–185 pounds on the bench press.
TL;DR – Using extremely rough guestimates and statistics, I estimated around 1 in 1000 people on earth can bench press 225 pounds.
6 weeks on this program. An average sized healthy man should be able to achieve that squat weight even if they’ve never lifted before.
A good goal should be to bench press 100 lbs over your weight. But if 90% of men are still having trouble benching 200 Lbs or more, then they’re definitely doing something wrong.
6. Kevin Hart: 3 Reps of a 225-Pound Bench Press at 150 Pounds Bodyweight. “This is to all little guys,” says the 5’4″ actor as he prepares to bench a 225-pound bar. “You’re only as small as your mind allows you to be.”
Yes. 405 lbs on the bench press is very doable without steroids, it just takes time (perhaps 5 years) and an intelligent training program. Yes. 405 lbs on the bench press is very doable without steroids, it just takes time (perhaps 5 years) and an intelligent training program.
Very few folks can bench press 300 -pounds-and most folks who can, will weigh well over 200-pounds—probably over 250-pounds. Someone told me that dumbbell bench press and overhead press are better for muscular growth and shoulder health than barbells.
225 pounds, 102 kilograms, or 2 plates as we more commonly say, it’s a huge stepping stone for the bench press, benching 225 means something, no longer are you in the average group of people that have not had as much dedication, now you are on your way to sculpting a chest worth bench pressing for.