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|Subject: ||RE: What is a good bench press as compared to your weight?|
Even though it's a simple exercise, there is a certain amount of skill to the barbell bench press, so it would be a bad indicator of strength for the untrained. Speaking for myself, I weigh 165 lbs., and can complete a set of 8 dumbell benches using 50 lb. dumbells, and can do a max set of 30+ push-ups (the real kind). Nothing impressive, but you would think I could straight bench press my weight. As it turns out, I tried it last week, and I couldn't even get 150 lbs. off my chest -- I felt very uncoordinated with the bar, and I had a hard time getting a good balance.
That being said, I think if someone had a few months to train, the OP's scale sounds about right.
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