View Full Version : Reasonble weight to bench for my body weight?

09-12-2008, 01:58 PM
I'm 105kg (16.5 stone 231 lb).

I go to more of a fitness gym (nothing else in my area) so I don't get any feedback from anyone. I'm just wandering if my bench press is decent for someone my weight. I train on my own so I have to lift the bar off myself and I can't really push myself because I don't have a spot.

Normally pyramid up to 160kg (352.7 lb) for 2 reps.

1st 12 x 140kg
2nd 7 x 150kg
3rd 2 x 160kg
4th 10 x 140kg

Is 160kg for 2 reps a decent weight to press?

09-12-2008, 02:08 PM
the average guy would probably press somehting like 135 5-8 reps. you do more than your bodyweight by more than 100 pounds, so....durf offcorce thats good.

09-12-2008, 02:38 PM
to me that sounds very heavy
i can just about bench over my bodywieght for 10 reps
although i am a skinny boy lol

09-12-2008, 02:40 PM
pressing 1.5x bodyweight is very respectable. good work

09-12-2008, 02:40 PM
as long sa form is good. i bench 280 if that helps you.

09-12-2008, 02:41 PM
That's a fairly strong bench you've got.

09-12-2008, 02:42 PM
Its a good number for your weight. Keep up the work.

09-12-2008, 06:06 PM
Sounds very respectable to be honest.

In fact I am often surprised how strong people here are. I weigh 200 pounds and I can just about do 40kg dumbbell presses for 5 reps. I would guess my bench would be around 90-100kg (220 pounds) at the very most.