Is benching 400lbs good enough for people in the gym to look?

Is benching 400lbs good enough for people in the gym to look?

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  1. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Oh boy another classic IST stealth demoralization thread

    • 2 weeks ago
      John sage

      3/4/5/6 is already world-class strength mate. barely anyone can do 2 plate OHP, let alone 3pl8, unless these are standards for lard elementals, only 5pl8 i saw was from a guy doing 1x bodyweight and he started at elbow heights
      >good enough for people in the gym to look
      you are moronic, you do not lift, and i will not continue this discussion. homosexual

      fpbp

  2. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    It's terrible, they never shut up. I'm constantly approached by people that what to speak to me. Thanks to Sleepy Joe and and the radical left Democrats. I can't afford a home at 7+% interest rate to put a home gym in, so now old people and minorities think heavy benching is an invitation to hear about their recovery from heroin or what they waste their miserable lives doing for a job.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Seek help. Take your meds.

  3. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    pretty sure 1/2/3/4 is already stronger than 90% of people, maybe even 95+%.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Only Indians but they're not exactly people

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Most women yeah but that's baseline strength for any guy who has a manual labor job.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        most manual labor guys couldnt do any of those. probably none could do the last 2 assuming theyve never been in a gym. maybe a fricking literal lumberjack

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          They might be able to do 2 plate bench and 4 plate deadlift (especially the latter for grip-heavy jobs) but with snap city levek form. Assuming that they aren't already injured in their lower back/shoulders

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        You're delusional. Manual labor doesn't produce a strength adaptaion significant enough to get you to a 2 plate bench or a 4 plate deadlift. I imagine only some obese 50 year old with innate strength could get close.

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Worked hard manual labour all through the summers during college. Lmfao no. The only thing you really get a lot stronger is your forearms (grip) and mid/lower back from picking shit up all the time. Rarely if ever do you pick up anything that weighs more than like 60-70 pounds

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >4 out of 10 people, including children and the elderly, can OHP 225

      https://i.imgur.com/4CRAJ7v.png

      >6 pl8 ohp
      Frick off OP, world record is 200 kg (401 lbs)

      DYELs spotted. Maybe if you lifted instead of complaining on the internet you could actually achieve something. OP picture has been mathematically proven and no amount of cope will change that

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >DYELs spotted
        start with an insult, preferably in board specific jargon. initiates authority/knowledge based flex
        >Maybe if you lifted instead of complaining on the internet
        "maybe if you x instead of" anchors authority established by the first sentence
        >OP picture has been mathematically proven and no amount of cope will change that
        appeal to nonsense authority - the original claim usually - always includes 'cope'
        its obviously nonsense that 10% of the population can ohp 495lbs. what i like about these threads is that i get a stronger and stronger feeling every time i read them that its the same guy. that these threads appear so often means you are one of three things: an incel - the crabs in a bucket mentality is a very strong indicator (look at this ridiculous standard, none of you can achieve this everyone should just lay down and die like me)
        or you're a troony - the only living category of people who are so insane that they would actually take the time to post like this, consistently, day in and day out
        or this is a bot. bots, unfortunately, are indistinguishable from transexuals and incels.

        if youre not a bot, at least change your formula.

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        post body

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      post wrists

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >pretty sure 1/2/3/4 is already stronger than 90% of people
      Lol no

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        you don't really understand how weak the average normalgay is

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        80% of people don't lift at all, and half of the ones that do don't have a 1/2/3/4

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      1/2/3/4 is already stronger than 99% people.
      Fitness culture is smaller than people think, it is actually alarmingly bad how "few" people exercises consistently.
      The dyels denying that in the replies either never lifted in their lives, or are powerlards for some reason believing their fatass program is common.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Way way WAY stronger than 90%. Absolutely not in a million years does 1/10 of the guys at the gym (let alone outside the gym) lift 1/2/3/4.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      I feel like 1 was pretty easy to hit, 2/3/4 less so. OHP has always been easy for me though for some reason.

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        You're a white and racist. God gave you upper body strength to rule over mankind.

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >OHP has always been easy for me though for some reason
        I'm jealous of you.
        t. cursed to do squats

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      He's right you know.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Not really. Was on a marine base for my school house and a old retired NCO was walking around the building. Me and a few dudes were fricking around on the bench press with 225 and dude ask if he could join for a bit.

      He got on and did 10 reps. He hasn't worked out in years but all he said was, "huh, I still got it" and carried on with his day. Just casually moggs most of us but plenty of marines can do that.

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        I ACTUALLY SIGNED UP TO FIGHT FOR ISRAEL AND MY BROTHERS DIED FOR THAT 15 PERCENT DISCOUNT! MY BEST FRIEND DIED FOR ISRAEL SHOW SOME RESPECT! MY BROTHERS DIED FOR ZOG I DEMAND MY 10% OFF!!!

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        moron alert

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >n=1
        >in a marine base, so everyone there is a warrior and needs physical strength
        You're a fricking idiot if you think an average dude you pick off the streets can do that.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      1/2/3/4 is stronger than 90% of men. because less than 10% of men even workout at all, so there is zero chance they are capable of doing that.

      this fricking echo chamber really fricked with your brains. 10% of the male population is an enourmous number, they cant bench 2 plates are you moronic holy shit lol

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        A lot of men are stronger than they look. I have seen a couple of fatasses and skinnyfat dudes bench 100kg out of nowhere

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          0.5bw bench is meaningless

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        you dont need to go to the gym to lift 1/2/3/4
        30 years ago EVERY non-disabled man over 16 could do it

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          post body

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      It is but its cause zoomers are the lowest test generation so far.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      this is completely true I think this is a demoralization discord thread judging by how this post got mobbed. It's probably stronger than more than 90% of the population even if you cut out women entirely.

      Not really. Was on a marine base for my school house and a old retired NCO was walking around the building. Me and a few dudes were fricking around on the bench press with 225 and dude ask if he could join for a bit.

      He got on and did 10 reps. He hasn't worked out in years but all he said was, "huh, I still got it" and carried on with his day. Just casually moggs most of us but plenty of marines can do that.

      what the frick does this have to do with anything that one old guy happened to be strong as frick. also obviously marines are going to be much much more fit than the rest of the population, probably more fit than most gym goers even. What a stupid post.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Yea but 90% of people dont even lift weights. Why on earth are we comparing ourselves to the average untrained normie?
      1/2/3/4 is a pretty standard benchmark and you should be comparing yourself to regular lifters.

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Both comparisons can be relevant

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      99% at least

  4. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    1/2/3/4 is stronger than 99% of people on the planet.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      I guess it depends on the gym. Benching 225 for a single rep is stronger than 99% of people on the planet. Doesn't mean I'd take notice. 400lbs, haven't seen anyone bench that in my smallish gym, so yeah I'd be impressed. Probably not that impressive in elite powerlifting gym though.

  5. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    did you make this shit graphic to get you's bc it's working. half of people aren't squatting 3 plates. how many people can do five real pull ups?

  6. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    oh you bench 400lbs? post a video

  7. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Yeah but came you really bench it? It's a world of difference when you can actually use weight for different grips and try to hit different muscles vs if it hits your chest you gotta roll it off.

  8. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    50% of people where?I assume this is referring to gym regulars,athletes or physically fit people in general for otherwise this thing is all over the place.

  9. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >4 out of 10 people, including children and the elderly, can OHP 225

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Seems like a reasonable standard to me. I saw 3 guys ohp 225 lbs yesterday and they all looked pretty dyel.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >DYEL
        >Ohp 3 plates

        They're either:
        a-fat
        b-not fat, and apparently not muscular, which means they can OHP around 1.5x their bodyweight, which is on par with worldclass strength athletes.

  10. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >5/6/7/8
    >Stronger than 90% of people

    Do you live in planet vegeta?

  11. 3 weeks ago
    sage

    kill your self

  12. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >6 pl8 ohp
    Frick off OP, world record is 200 kg (401 lbs)

  13. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Just by doing 1/2/3/4 you are already stronger that 90% of the population.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      More than 99%
      How many people in the street do you think can deadlift 4pl8?

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Only the mexicrement daylaborers

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        I'd image 60% of the male population can do 2,5 plates, but not consistently or completing the reps.

  14. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Damn this image really made the dyels seeth lmao

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      you're fricking moronic

  15. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    What does 1/2/3/4 mean?

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      kilograms

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      1 pl8 ohp
      2 bench
      3 squat
      4 dl

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      1 wife
      2 homes
      3 kids
      4 million in savings

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Having four wives is both short arm pilled and islampilled

  16. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >1pl8 only advances you 10%
    kek there's no way 30% of the population can do 3/4/5/6

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      > he doesn't know
      They can and most of them are in Africa obviously. But they do exist. Australia too

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      There's no way 30% of the population can even do 1/2/3/4

  17. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    400 lbs is beginner level where I lift/live. gonna have to try harder little buddy

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      do you happen to live in asgard ?

  18. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >tfw when you're in the top 40% of people
    >realize adult men make up less than 40% of the population

  19. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Hmm... So you're telling me that if I walk up to 5 random people, 2 of them will be able to ohp 2pl8s?

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      no, if you were to randomly sample 5 people an infinite number of times, then the average number of people that could ohp 2 plates in each random sample would converge to 2. idiot

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        moron

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Sounds about right yea. Unless you're purposely going up to dyels

  20. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Reminder that any percentage of "people" includes millions of geriatric population, kids, babies, women; cripples, those seriously injured and the sick, cancer patients and so on. And of course the morbidly obese and the underweight skellies who can't even bench the bar alone.

    Now if we're talking about fit men of course that's a different story.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >women
      OP said people not objects.

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        that was brave and stunning, lil' chuddie

  21. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >really tryin to say 40% of dudes can ohp 2 plates and bench 3

  22. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    completely moronic and reductionist. i don't think anyone ever hit more than 5.5 plate OHP.
    i'd say 1/2/3/4 makes you stronger than ~80% of men and ~99% of women hence more like stronger than 90% of people. even that's a stretch because most men don't even lift and manual labor alone doesn't get you anywhere close to these lifts

  23. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    4/6.5/10/9.5 Checking in

    How do i up my overheating and bench strength? Im tired of lower progressing easier.

  24. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    is benching 400lbs really worth it if you just look fat?

  25. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I benched 290 and there was a whole group of mexicans watching and asking me shit

  26. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >tfw can only OHP 5 pl8 after years of lifting
    i'm never going to make it am i bros

  27. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I'm not even making this up when I say this: I have been going to the gym for 2 years now and I have yet to see literally ANYONE squatting anything more than 2 plates ass to grass lmfao, that picture is obvious fricking bait and youre a massive homosexual op.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      I been going for 5-6 years best Ive seen is 4 plates and myself I am a roider and I can do 425 for 3. Only see 3 people do it myself is one. Seen 315 lbs bench a few times.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      this is a bait thread for starters, also, people dont realize gym forums and gym social media posts dont reflect reality, in a commercial gym, only a select handful of people can do 1/2/3/4 for reps out of the several hundred members

  28. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    The bare minimum for any man is to be stronger than the strongest women:
    https://worldpowerlifting.com/records/womens-world-records/

  29. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    1/2/3/4 puts you at 95%ile of men, probably 99%ile if you include women.

  30. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    this implies that one in ten people can press 495 overhead. homie are you moronic sage as frick

  31. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    To answer OP's question, yes. Pretty much anything above 335 gets people to look at you.

  32. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    can't find any credible studies. best i could find is this site that takes some lifting tables and does some math to estimate how many americans can bench press 2pl8.
    he estimates 0.4%
    https://powerliftingtechnique.com/how-many-people-can-bench-225/

  33. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    like why are these such hard numbers? 400 lbs? like if u weigh 300 lbs how hard is it really to push 400?
    I weigh like 60kg. My bench press is 80kg. Which I think is quite fine. I definitely already have a nice chest. I'll just keep pushing 80 idc.

  34. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Virtually unachievable doing some dumb ass ppl routine, so yeah. Aren't a lot of people on roids not even repping 4pl8s?

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      I'm pretty sure most people are just pussies, no way the average person can never achieve a 4pl8 bench natty.

  35. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >tfw when 1/1.5/4/5
    >tfw when untrained
    Feels good working a man's job

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >tfw when 1/1.5/4/5
      >tfw when untrained

      Nobody cares about your 1plate lift brah.

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Don't care. I'm most probably more athletic and nimble than you. Let me guess, you're a 250lb+ powershitter? I don't even train and could outrun you, or just beat your fatass into the dirt.

  36. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    yes. my current gf said she only dated fit hockey players or a football player then we went to the gym and she was shocked I could bench 3.5pl8.
    also dating a hot stacy is only worth it in public.

  37. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    caring about lifts = fat

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      but you are neither aesthetic nor strong, dyeldo

  38. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >implying there are 34 million people in the usa that can OHP 485lbs(220kg)
    amerilards win again

  39. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >1/2/3/4
    >stronger than 50% of people
    Isn't it more like 90%?

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Probably closer to 99%. The chart is so laughably obvious bait I feel bad for anybody who doesn't realize this, they're probably so dumb they haven't figured out how to breathe through their nose yet.

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        im honestly baffled at how braindead some of the posters on IST are, this place really did turn to shit over the years. Every time a overall strength post is made, the morons come out of hiding

  40. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >30% of people can shoulder press 140kg and bench 180kg

  41. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    i still have no idea what these numbers are

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Plates (45lb per side). Press/Bench/Squat/Deadlift.
      1/2/3/4 means 135lb press, 225lb bench, 315lb squat, 405lb deadlift

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >2*45=135
        >4*45=225
        mathlet

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          hmm 1 plate per side is 90, and I'm lifting them telepathically... damn I guess you're right, there's simply no accounting for that missing 45lb

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          pls form check

  42. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I can ohp 50kg , bench 70kg, dl 100kg. Squat idk never did it

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      larp,you can lift way more than that liar

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      congrats, you are stronger than 20% of people (mostly women, children and cripples)

  43. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    1/2/3/4 is stronger than 90+% of people.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      More like 99% if we're going by general population

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