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    I used to bench this weight, I could do it with ease and I was 175lbs at the time. Definitely drew attention from the bigger guys in the gym who couldn't do it. Unfortunately it was too much weight for my frame and I consistently injured myself.

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    175 doing 300 with ease...? how many reps are we talking about. And how often were you working out and what was your training style.

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    Originally posted by Neil4Speed
    The number of men who actually work out in a gym moving weights around is low enough, 300lbs in an impressive number and I think it would be less than one in 3000.
    This is my thought.

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    Real Life = 1 in 3000

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    Originally posted by colinxx235
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    175 doing 300 with ease...? how many reps are we talking about. And how often were you working out and what was your training style.
    I could do 300, sets of 6-8 reps, training for powerlifting. This is flat bench. Incline couldn't do nearly as much, decline would be much more.

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    I never hit my goal of 3 plates. Rep'd 295 for two or three.
    I've dropped off. Haven't been in the gym since early summer.

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    I'm 170 lb, and I don't think I would be able to bench 300 lb in my life LOL. I'm not that committed and have no intention even try 300.

    I can bench over 200 though.

    Originally posted by Kavy
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    Originally posted by C_Dave45
    I never hit my goal of 3 plates. Rep'd 295 for two or three.
    I've dropped off. Haven't been in the gym since early summer.
    Technically if you can do 295X2 or 3, that's a 1 rep max = > 315.

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    Originally posted by max_boost
    Technically if you can do 295X2 or 3, that's a 1 rep max = > 315.

    Fuck you guys are strong. I'm so jelly.
    I dunno if it works as they "advertise" I've inclined 285x3 for 3 sets, but wrecked a shoulder at 315...

    and I only incline cause like 15 years ago I wrecked my shoulder tryin a 315 flat bench, and after that incline was "easier on parts".

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    My bro used to do 3 plates and a 10-15 per side back in his prime.
    So 3 sets of 8 doing that. Now I think he's down to two plates and a 35 per side.

    Im...... a very far ways from that lol. Fuck sakes, bench isn't my strongest. I can do over a plate per side on the preachers bench, but thats my "claim to fame" I guess.
    For that its 6-8 reps X3.
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    I hit 285x4 today, then 240x5 immediately after (for a set of 9), then 215x9, 205x10.

    I could probably do 300x1, but I'm not going to try until Feb/March of next year. I'm 224lbs as of this morning BTW.

    Felt good pushing 285 though. No pain in the joints/muscle, my fiance looking at me like I'm some sort of freak. Definite ego play there lol.

    Last week I was there (Goodlife McKenzie Towne) and was spotting a guy repping 365x7. Then 315x8, then 270x8. Pretty impressive. Huge guy though.

    I think you hit a point where enough weight is enough weight. Lots of big guys benching 225-245, just like I see smaller guys (like myself) benching the same weight. There really isn't a *need* to bench over 300lbs...

    Now how many guys will do it? I'd say of the population that goes to the gym, maybe 5 in 100. Maybe.

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    Originally posted by Toma


    but wrecked a shoulder at 315...

    Not worth it to press that much weight

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    Originally posted by iron_man888
    I work out at Beacon Hill Goodlife quite regularly and its definitely rare to see any 3 plate benches.

    With that being said, my buddy and I both can BP 3 plates. My friend weighs 175lbs and can do 1RM of 315lbs and i'm 205 and I have a 385lb 1RM. We both bench twice a week and I think its more a product of consistent routine and good form than any special physical feat. I will admit though, I'm only 5'9 so the advantage of not having long arms makes the bench much easier
    I'm at beacon hill goodlife too. Now I have a pretty good idea of who you are in person from that description lol.

    I weight 215 and struggle with 60/side. But I also started exercising only june '11 and i've been slacking a lot. Probably still sitting around 25% bf. I'd be happy the day I hit bw. let alone 300...

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    Originally posted by iron_man888



    good comment... I think the intent of the statistic was speaking to a raw bench. Typically, most powerlifters I know complete with a bench shirt which can sometimes add some serious weight to their bench...
    Of course I would be referring to a raw bench. No one would compare a shirted competition bench to a raw gym bench heh. That being said, like I mentioned, 3/150 of my high school buddies who workout (around 180-190lb bodyweight) can bench 300+ for a single raw. Most powerlifters, regardless of raw or shirted can bench 300+ with a competition pause as well.

    I think the whole shoulder being destroyed/issues with benching 300 really is caused by form, or programming errors...more so than the actual weight itself. How can a 250lb person not bench 300lb if they trained for a year? I think this is very reasonable.

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    Originally posted by A790

    Now how many guys will do it? I'd say of the population that goes to the gym, maybe 5 in 100. Maybe.
    Nice lifts man. What gym are you at? 1/20 is a better ratio than any Calgary gym I've ever worked out at.

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    180 lbs, 6"1...I SUCK at benching conventional barbell because my arms are as long as a spider monkey's.

    I can machine bench 3 plates a side (~270 lbs + weight of machine arms) x 10 reps.

    I used to be able to do 4 plates a side (~360 lbs +) x 4-5 reps when I was over 200 lbs.

    Machine bench probably doesn't count though!

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    I also work out at beacon hill goodlife, if I'm feeling strong I can push 225x6 usually I just do 205x8 though...I generally use dumbells for bench, I max out at 100/arm generally for 6 I'm 195 lbs.


    I think I would split in half if I tried 300 lbs, I have seen a few ppl do it, a buddy I used to work out with back in lloyd could bench 405 for 4, he was a monster though, I also have a friend in edm that when he was training to compete could bench 405 for reps aswell...thats insane weight!

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    Video or it didn't happen...LOL

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    lol im at beacon hill goodlife as well, coming off a shoulder injury(not weight lifting related) just getting back to repping 225(i'm 235lbs's 6'4"), my roomate/work out buddy can rep 250 and he's substantially smaller than me(5'9" 170lbs ish) hahaha..

    for some reason even being as big as i am, 300lbs seems far away! I guess we'll see where my training takes me

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    There are a couple guys at my gym that I have seen do 315lbs. One guy does 455lbs for 3 reps but he has a bench shirt on and is a massive guy. Right now I'm lifting 275 3 sets of 8. Don't know what my 1rm is though. I would say that at my gym 1 in 100 guys can bench 300+ but like everyone has been saying, that doesn't count the whole population.

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