Bench press 100kg Posted on February 25, 2023 by Anonymous What do you think is the percentage of the male population that can bench press 100 kg ?
Much lower than 1%
Yeah, I'd say 0.05 - 0.1 maybe, so 1 in 1000 tops. Lots of old males and ones that don't even go to the gym.
I hit 120kg today and don't think I'm advanced by any means
Lol get a grip. Less than 10%, maybe even 5, no lower than that
Probably not a not but I strictly dumbbell press and worked my way up to 70s each side is this a bad idea
No. I find when I make progress with dumbells the strength doesn't really transfer back to barbell. But it is way more functional and produces better anesthetics.
Debatable, the pec has about 3 different areas that want direct work to really make it developed; only ignoramuses try to do this with only one exercise
Learn to read, retards. I said anesthetics.
I stand corrected then.
kneel corrected, bitch
Why would it magically produce “better aesthetics” just because you are dumbbell pressing dyel weights?
I can bench press 80kg for one rep so I'm getting closer to reaching it.
I'd estimate 80-90% of the male population above 20 years old could bench 2pl8. The reason you don't see it is because of 2 factors. The first, most don't frequent the gym so they don't really get the opportunity. The second, their unsure of the technique and likely stick with 1pl8 due to fear.
100kg is a novice lift. Once you're hitting 140/160kg it starts to get advanced.
>I'd estimate 80-90% of the male population above 20 years old could bench 2pl8.
We’re talking about right now, brainlet. Obviously most people could work up that far if they lifted.
80-90 is lot. You either need to work a manual labor job, do strength-reliant sports or actually go to the gym.
Being a fat fuck helps, but you still need to train a little bit to get to 2pl8, and most fatties don't do that.
Virtually no man above 55 will be able to hit 2pl8, and boomers are still a massive demographic.
On the younger end, I see so many zoomers flouncing around with noodle arms these days - not many of them are making it either.
Best guess, 10-25%. There's a ton of construction workers that I don't see day-to-day who could probably hit it with no training.
>There's a ton of construction workers that I don't see day-to-day who could probably hit it with no training.
Chest/pushing strength isn't something you easily develop by doing manual labor, not to mention there is technique involved.
Yeah, manual labor would be crap like pulling or perhaps strong grip/farmer carry type stuff
>Virtually no man above 55 will be able to hit 2pl8
Looking at the population of my current gym, there are only 2 guys obviously above 55 and one of them can bench well over 2pl8. the other is just fucking around.
So assuming this is a representative sample of the general population, 50% of men over the age of 55 can bench 2pl8
>only people in a gsm Environment
Where's the vid of you hitting 160kg?
Kek. American doesn't know how much weight 160kg is.
2pl8 is intermediate for any reasonable bw
This actually seems about right. I'm a twig and I can bench 80kg at the moment because of my extremely underdeveloped chest muscles. Most guys have way more muscle than me. It's just that they don't go to the gym regularly and haven't really tried to bench anywhere close to their limit.
Many gays here think they "got to" 2pl8 bench in 3-6 months - when in reality all it means they probably had the muscle to do so all along, it was all technique, CNS adaptation and simply the time it took to linearly work up from whatever weight they started at.
Hahaha right. Go to a store/library/mall whatever and just look at people. The 80-90% of ppl are fatasses, old fart boomers or both and certainly not benching 2pl8
Also half of the world's population are either chinese or indian and those guys arent very strong generally
Most fatasses start with way more muscle than I have right now and I bench 80kg. I bet most of the obese bloatlords you see on the street could move 2pl8 if they were coached in proper technique and safety wasn't a concern.
>If they were coached
So they are not benching it. Maybe could with training but are not currently so doesnt count
They're strong enough to do it, they just don't know how to do it safely.
Try hard post body
>100kg is a novice lift
Take a load of this fag, boys.
Doesn't matter in male population. It only counts in males that are lifting.
But yeah, even then a clean 100kg bench is still rare. I'm the 3rd guy in my whole gym who can bench 100kg, and the second who can bench for reps, and the first whom I saw lifting anything close to resembling 110kg
Male gymgoing population? ~50%
Young male population? ~ 15%
Males of all ages in developed countries? <10%
Global male population? < 5%
Global population including women? <1%
>Male gymgoing population? ~50%
complete bullshit, this just proves you have never stepped foot into a gym
My gym is somewhat expensive in comparison and a bit of a drive out of the city, so I guess it filters people who are just there to fuck about
Looking good, man. No homo.
>Male gymgoing population ~50%
No chance, maybe you go to a powerlifting gym so your perspective is skewed. The zoomer twinks aren't benching 100kg, the old guys aren't (maybe they had hit it at some point). At my gym I'd say about 20% of the men can.
these numbers don't make any sense
No way half the men at the gym can bench 2 plates.
About 1% of the male population aged 20-60
About 5-10% of men in my university gym, more if you count half reps
Probably something near 60% of men over the age of 16 could hop off the couch and hit 100kgs for one rep
Stop smoking crack
Dyel queers detected. You didn't actually think you were stronger than a random bricklayer did you?
Bricklayers are like 0.01% of the population you clinical retard
how offen do bricklayers perform Tasks that emulate benchpressing you fucking retard?
How does someone come up with something this utterly fucking retarded?
I can bench 70kg with previous swimming and fucking push up training.
Someone with normal test levels could probably get in in the third month of lifting if they're serious about it
what do you consider normal test levels?
100 kg is 220 lbs so I'm assuming less than 5%
according to everyone in my age group basically every man every benched 100kg for reps 'back in collage'.
0.1%, maybe less.
Probably like 10% if you exclude kids and the elderly. I'm not sure what proportion they make up so can't estimate when they're included.
Statistically speaking 1%-3% of male gym goers that actually lift weights as a form of exercise. Likely because people train like shit, but those are the actual numbers
I can do 90kg for 1 rep now I'm closing in on the 100kg goal I set myself. I still look like a dyel though.
People have different leverages which make the lift drastically harder or easier. If you are barrel-chested with stubby arms (Nick Walker type) then you can probably bench 70kg+ completely untrained and 100kg in a short time. If you have long arms and a slim torso it will be a lot harder. Every inch of length of your upper arms adds a singificant amount of torque your muscles must develop to move the same weight, and every inch of torso volume reduces the rom.
I am 5'10" with 6'1" arm span. Not great leverages for benching. I hit 100kg after 3 months of benching, at 78kg BW.
2 months before that I joined a gym and only did OHP, weighted pullups and dips and arms. Probably some carryover.
Before that I did some casual calisthenics for a few months, just pullups and dips with BW every other day.
A decade ago I lifted weights in my late teens. Didn't barbell bench at all if I remember correctly, only used dumbbells. Then sat on my ass throughout my 20's until starting again last spring with recreational bicycling and visiting a calisthenics park.
So maybe not really comparable to someone who has sat on their ass their entire life, but leverages really don't matter. 100kg bench isn't a big lift. Everyone can hit it if they aren't crippled and apply themselves.
I hate these questions. Most guys don't even lift. And we're including old men, disabled men, the whole question just sucks
The biggest thing people never say in these threads is their body weight
Im a solid 165 at 5’11 and can bench 190x6. I would probably fail 225 but I’m sure once I get to 205 for 5-6 I’ll be able to hit 225
205lbs for 4 and you have a good shot at 225lbs.
That's the heaviest I did a week and a half before I hit 225lbs. Ran a % based program.
Lifting close to 100% is a skill in itself though.
Yeah it also depends on how strong your upper back is. If my bench stalls I blast my traps and bam, bench goes up
>how strong your upper back is
Did total weight of around 220lbs for 7 with pullups, not tested weighted ones in months though. I don't do shrugs, only pullups and barbell rows (pendlay variant but from a deficit and dead hang in stead of floor)
I’m 180lbs at 5’8.5 with a 250lbs paused bench(Larsen)
Depends on their body weight.
Is it really impressive if someone weighs 110kgs and can bench 100kgs?
Anyone saying more than 1% is delusional.
When I was at zero training and first started lifting, I couldn't even UNRACK 1pl8.
I got injured and had to deload, and went back to being unable to unrack 1pl8 without working back up to it within a couple of months.
I'd say more people would injure themselves ( maybe even more deaths, even) than doing a single rep of 100kg.
>When I was at zero training and first started lifting, I couldn't even UNRACK 1pl8.
That's honestly pretty pathetic, m8. I'm not even trying to be a dick, I feel bad for you.
I'm talking 100% sedentary for decades, no physical activity. No sports, nothing.
This is becoming increasingly common.
>That's honestly pretty pathetic, m8.
I feel more bad for you and everyone who has to tolerate your stupidity
>you used to be weak? that's pathetic, I feel sorry for you
Sorry that my sympathy has hurt your ego.
I can only do 40kg for a few sets
I can and I'm a dyel as fuck lanklet so probably more than you think
perfect execution with moderate weight is better than strength training (ego)
I did it, was easy, stopped training for it now. It's meh.
This thread shows how out of touch with reality this board is and how many of you don't fucking actually work out. In my three years of training 6x/week at public gyms I have seen maybe a handful of men bench anywhere near or over 100kg, same for squat and deadlift anything over 140kg. And the dudes that do put up big numbers are usually at least 90kg+ bodyweight.
I'm honestly not sure if they're intentionally baiting, or if body dysmorphia is more rampant on IST than I thought.
You must be going to planet fitness or something. At my gym I'd say 30% of the regulars over the age of 30 (who work out at the same times I do, which is mornings) bench 2pl8 for reps.
Maybe it's because I'm in north-eastern Europe?
I think the OP is asking what proportion of the general population can lift >100kg. My shitty Google search suggests that anywhere of 7.5-9% of the the European population holds a gym membership. I'm not a STEM fag, but you could probably cut that in half and get 4-5% men. I'm sure there's a better way to mathematically say this, but it's still impressive if you're in the top 30% of lifters out of a population of roughly 5% men.
Well the German equivalent of planet fitness... so McFit and XTRAFIT. I think maybe you and a lot of people here are just maybe overestimating percentages here. If there are 40 odd people in the gym (free weights area) at any one time, you're telling me at least 12 of them are benching at least 100kg or more for reps? Sorry my dude but big doubt. I've seen maybe 12 dudes total in my three years do that.
I go to a uni gym, 2pl8+ benches are a dime a dozen. Seen relatively skinny guys do it for a few reps. 3pl8+ benches isn't uncommon at all either.
i benched 90kg recently and it was really humbling, not alot of people
Nice one king
>all of that setup for a bounced rep of baby weight
Kys yourself my man
it's called full ROM
>alla dat setup
it prevents shoulder pain and helps you recruit more muscle fibers of your chest, i do it even when i bench the empty bar
it's a 1RM
i literally almost never talk on here
>this gay thinks a full rom bench involves bouncing the bar off his chest
>this gay with 0 grams of muscle mass is posting optimal ways to recruit muscle fibres
Thanks for explaining the science behind the bench press! I'm sure your friends over at r*ddit would appreciate your findings.
what are you so butthurt about? learn how to bench dumb bro
Dyel queers with sub 2pl8 benches shouldn't even attempt to explain optimal form or you get retarded shit like this where he was critiqued for bouncing the bar and he comes back and claims it's full rom lmao.
your rep didnt pause at the bottom. because of this, it "bounces" off the chest, making the concentric easier. do it with proper form and lighter weight for better gains and less injury risk. leave your ego at the door, and stop dismissing people who know better than you, midwit.
Good job anon!
If I can bench 70kg x 10 quite comfortably, could I expect myself to bench 90kg once?
Yea, I benched 88 for 2 when I had similar stats
Go for 14 reps at 88
1RM calculators are pretty accurate
lower the weight check your form the weight is almost tipping forward anon
>these are the dyel sissies giving advice on IST
What's your bodyweight
nice one but please get a hair cut
>some noodle armed zoomer with the worst form imaginable
this is who's giving you advice on IST
nobody gave any advice you angry chud, i just stated common knowledge and how i do it
>do i care
>did i ask
>will i lower the weight
>will i pause at the bottom
I'm 31 and can bench 3x5 70Kg
I dont see myself at 100kg yet at all in the near future man
1% maybe or less (of American/British men under 50). I'm talking about a real, competition legal rep of 100kg. Here are the gyms I've visited (multiple times as a member, not just one-off visits). This over like 15 years:
>24-Hour Fitness (many locations Washington, Colorado, and California. Basically all the locations in the Seattle/LA areas)
>X-Sport Fitness (at least two in the Chicago area)
>Anytime Fitness (one in Texas and one in the UK)
>The Gym Group (one location in the UK)
>Crunch Gym (NYC)
>NY Sports Club (multiple locations in NYC/Westchester)
>Equinox (Eastchester, NY)
>Planet Fitness (one location in the LA area)
>At least 5 different university gyms
>Two apartment gyms that were nice enough that I'd call them a real gym, one of which had a bench
>A country club gym
>One public gym in the UK
>A pretty nice boutique gym in Seattle that I belonged to for a while
>My HS gym
I can count on one hand the number of people I've seen doing a 4pl8 DL and one of the fingers is me. I might have to use my fingers/toes for 3pl8 squat but the number is less than 20 for sure. 2pl8 bench is far more common but it's still rare. I see guys who clearly have the muscle mass for it but rarely do I see them actually benching that amount of weight. Almost all men walking around the gym are DYEL though and for sure could not, and those are the "fit" guys who go to the gym. As far as untrained individuals who could hit 2pl8 after a week of training or whatever? Forget it. That number is so vanishingly small that it wouldn't impact the statistics at all. I'm sorry but construction wagies aren't as strong as you think they are and you aren't going to build up to intermediate strength in a highly specific push movement like the bench by doing work-related farmer's walks with buckets of concrete or whatever. If anything they'd have strong spinal erectors and legs.
the only place more delusional than IST is probably the facebook comments section on a gym video, everyone and their mom can apparently bench 3 pl8s when they where 16
100% of those that have lifted weights for a year or longer. Don't compare yourself to people who don't partake in your hobbies.
filter out everyone over 40 and under 18 = 25% men left
75% of those dont work out = 6.25% of men left
50% of gym goers can do it = 3.125% of men
so about 3%
>50% of gym goers can do it
i can assure you that 1/2 of all gym goers between 18 and 40 cannot bench 2 plates, maybe 1/4 and thats being generous
im talking about regular gym goers. 225lb for 1 measly rep is not a lot of weight. this is also assuming a white country maybe not in india or china or wherever you are from.
>been lifting for years
>not super strong bench but stronger than most people (2.5pl8 x 5)
>because gym is DYEL, I get compliments and mires pretty often
>any time they ask how long I've lifted, I usually tell them "a few months" just to fuck with them