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ledmonds
03-22-2011, 05:28 PM
I am 19 years old and just reached a 315 lb. bench press. I am all natural and am considering trying bodybuilding. Is this bench a respectable amount?

ledmonds
03-22-2011, 05:41 PM
I just reached 315 lbs. on bench and my next goal is 350. I am 225 lbs. and I would appreciate any training tips and advice that you could offer.

shocker4221
03-23-2011, 06:19 AM
I can only compare your numbers to my own when I was that age. I'm pretty short and was weighing about 185-195 when I was your age and lifting in that area. I know it's hard, but don't be too concerned with comparing yourself to others at this point. You have a strong base with your bench and it can only go up.

vdizenzo
03-23-2011, 07:54 AM
Congrats on hitting 3 wheels. That's a nice milestone. If you want to get bigger and stronger you have found the right place. Just start searching and reading.

thatNUCKOLSkid
03-23-2011, 02:35 PM
another thing to keep in mind is your goal. if you want to be a bodybuilder, you don't get judged on how much weight you lift, but on how you look on stage. before i get attacked, i'm not saying bodybuilders are weak by any means! i'm just saying that if you bench 315, but you have a chest and set of tris that LOOK like they could bench 500, you've succeeded, or if you have a chest and set of tris that LOOK like they could barely budge a plate, you've got some work to do.

but to answer your question, 315 is a very respectable number for your (our) age. you're definitely in the top 10-15% of gym-going 19 year olds with that press.