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    Does anyone know the average strength of the average people?

    Just wondering if they ever took any polls or statistical information on the average strength of people.

    If so, please do tell.

    If not, what do you all think? How much do you think the average person can bench, squat, deadlift, etc?

    Thanks in advance.

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    Originally Posted by The Viking
    Just wondering if they ever took any polls or statistical information on the average strength of people.

    If so, please do tell.

    If not, what do you all think? How much do you think the average person can bench, squat, deadlift, etc?

    Thanks in advance.
    average untrained? definitely under their bodyweight for bench press, maybe around BW for squat and DL (depending on how heavy they r ).

    average trained in my gym? bench 90kg, squat, 130kg, deadlift: 130kg.

    not many guys powerlift or show that much strength

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    I have heard the average bench untrained male bench press is around 60kg = 132lbs. However, that sounds a little high to me, a lot of first time benchers seem to max around 45kg = 100lbs.

    Squat and deadlift, I have no idea. IMO they are more functional exercises than bench though, so being "real life" strong would impact them more.
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    130 pounds. That's pathetic. I benched that when I was 13. I mean even with crappy genetics, you should bench more than a 6'th grade kid. I guess that just shows how out of shape people let themselves get.
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    Wow, thats very "little". I was talking about this with a couple friends, and I had originally thought the average person could bench 200 lbs or so, or at least his own weight. However, my friends were all completely against this.

    Heh, any more comments would be appreciated. Thanks.

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    Thumbs down Grip strength? Nope!

    I know what the average grip strength of a American normal adult male is - and it sucks.

    Actually, the grip strength of the average American stinks. AMERICANS CAN'T GRIP CRAP!!!!.

    For example, I took my IronMind Trainer to work with me one day to see what my fellow co-workers could do with it. They couldn't do jack s**t with it!!

    Out of about 100 people, only 4 of them could close it and one of those people was my own sister (no grip training whatsoever).

    I have my 12 year old niece grip training and she KILLS the Trainer, which tells me the average person could gain some grip strength if they worked for it. Sadly, I would say 98% of them won't.
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    average man benches 60kg

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    i weigh 113 and put up 115 the other day, yea my bench sucks, but im improving it, i think its good for being over my body weight.

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    I remember hearing one time on a TV show that i think 3%percent of america can bench 300lbs and 1% percent of america has a six pack, i know thats not the average strength for the average person, but i thought that was intersting,hence the reason i am posting it.Although i must say i dunno if 3% can bench 300lbs thats quite alot of weight.

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    I know tons of people with 6 pack abs. I only know a handful who can bench 300. Soon I will be in both groups though. Boy, a year of consistant lifting can make a big difference.
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    Wow.. well, its good to know I'm stronger than the average person...

    And what age ranges are these? I find it hard to believe that a 25 year old man (considering he doesn't eat junk all day, has a slightly active lifestyle, etc) can't bench more than 130 lbs...

    Or maybe the really really weak people just brought down the average..

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    well if you think about it, benching doesn't have much to do with "real life" strength. there really isn't any job that works the same muscles required to bench press. My dad for example is a farmer and works with his hands all the time. The other day he came down to our basement and I wanted to see how much he could bench. he is 5'8" 170 and he doesn't have much fat on him. He could barely bench 145. He could curl 120 though, because he uses his biceps quite a bit on the farm. Bench muscles are rarely used outside of the weightroom.
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    Originally Posted by The Viking
    Wow.. well, its good to know I'm stronger than the average person...

    And what age ranges are these? I find it hard to believe that a 25 year old man (considering he doesn't eat junk all day, has a slightly active lifestyle, etc) can't bench more than 130 lbs...

    Or maybe the really really weak people just brought down the average..
    A 25-year-old man who doesn't eat junk all day and has a slightly active lifestyle is not the average adult male, for starters. Second, unless you specifically train it, there aren't many activities in every day life that work your bench muscles.
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    I wish I'd maxed out when I first started lifting, but my guess is I'd have been lucky to put up 130lbs. My guess is about 110lbs.

    I really think if you don't train bench, you'll have a ****ty bench, as there's not much carry over from real life. Say you take a guy who moves furniture for a living and has done for 10 years. I bet if you take them to a gym for the first time ever, they'd have a respectable deadlift, front squat, shrug and shoulder press. Probably a decent grip too. But I'd be surprised if they could bench 200lbs.

    EDIT Ok, now everyone else has pointed this out. Sorry.
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    Ah, I get where you all are coming from. Makes sense.

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    When I started lifting at 18 I had a 105lb bench and a 120lb squat. lol

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    Originally Posted by need4muscle
    well if you think about it, benching doesn't have much to do with "real life" strength. there really isn't any job that works the same muscles required to bench press. My dad for example is a farmer and works with his hands all the time. The other day he came down to our basement and I wanted to see how much he could bench. he is 5'8" 170 and he doesn't have much fat on him. He could barely bench 145. He could curl 120 though, because he uses his biceps quite a bit on the farm. Bench muscles are rarely used outside of the weightroom.
    I would say the bicep is still a mirror muscle.
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    When I started out I squatted 80 lbs and benched 66 for reps @ 132 lbs
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    i could half ass bench 50kg the first time i tried when i was 16, was upto 100kg at 17 now 150kg at 20 and im good for more soon.all drug free. does depend on if they are actually trained or just brought in off the street
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    The average person? I think you first need to define what the average person is, how heavy, how old, his job, ...

    The people i've trained: (in kg's)

    bw: 54-56 kg: 50-60//35-40//80-90
    bw: 60-65 kg: 60-65//35-40//80-90
    bw: 71kg : 70-80//40-45//90-100

    It's all x2.2 to get it in pounds, and all of them were between 16 and 17 years old. That's about the average for them. Bench seemed to be hard for most, i've even trained females who could bench that as easy as they could. Squatting is not so much about leg strenght but about core strenght, too much shaking around. Deadlift well besides a form that didn't pass in my book they could get those weights off the floor and locked out.

    Bodyweight is an issue, previous sports done is an issue and incase you work your work is definatly an issue.

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    Originally Posted by need4muscle
    well if you think about it, benching doesn't have much to do with "real life" strength. there really isn't any job that works the same muscles required to bench press. My dad for example is a farmer and works with his hands all the time. The other day he came down to our basement and I wanted to see how much he could bench. he is 5'8" 170 and he doesn't have much fat on him. He could barely bench 145. He could curl 120 though, because he uses his biceps quite a bit on the farm. Bench muscles are rarely used outside of the weightroom.

    I went to a bench contest and there was an old guy in his 60`s he was a farmer in his bib overalls. He benched 275 i was very supprised. He was a pretty big guy though

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    when i started lifting i could only do about 100 lbs, and i was almost 16. boy genetics can be gay sometimes, i was a tiny little thing. but yes, i do believe the adult untrained male is 130-135 lbs or so.
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    First time I benched I was 14 and I did big 25lb plates on either side for a total of 95lbs. It didnt nessecarily feel heavy but my joints kind of ached if I went any heavier. I dont know about you guys but I can remember the first time I do a lift usually my joints dont feel good. As they got used to it that uncomfort went away.
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    First time I maxed out was 8th grade. Bench 165, squat 290, inclined 110, and powerclean 135. I did weigh 175 at the time, but I was only 14.
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    When I started out lifting 115lbs on Bench and 255lbs on squat lol my freinds first time maxing was pretty much second time he ever lifted on squat he did 355lbs it was halirous and yes he did full squat
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    Ah, I see. Thanks everyone. First time I benched, I maxed at 130 lbs.

    Anyway, one question, this strength stuff IS partly genetic correct? I sparred with a friend back in 8th grade, and his punch hurt like crazy; best jab I've been hit with. According to him, he didnt workout at all. I don't know his bench, but I would assume its not at all low.

    SO would you say some people are just genetically "stronger"?

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    Originally Posted by The Viking

    SO would you say some people are just genetically "stronger"?
    Yes, it's an absolute fact, that some people are genetically stronger.
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    Originally Posted by Radok
    130 pounds. That's pathetic. I benched that when I was 13. I mean even with crappy genetics, you should bench more than a 6'th grade kid. I guess that just shows how out of shape people let themselves get.

    = dude... not everyone is born strong. your telling me that you can only do 35-40 pounds more than when you were 13 after that many years of training?

    lighten up on people i maxed at 95 a year and 1/2 ago, now benching 180= my BW... lighten up. not flaming.


    sorry to interrupt... for teens- around 110-120 lbs. adults 135-150 sounds about right.



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    Originally Posted by The Viking
    Anyway, one question, this strength stuff IS partly genetic correct?

    ...

    SO would you say some people are just genetically "stronger"?

    Yes, of course. Most people could *never* be world class strength athletes, no matter how hard they trained and how much steroids they took. Some people are naturally strong and some are naturally weak. The good news is, any healthy person, no matter how crappy their genetics, can make themselves strong.
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