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    Max bench presses by famous people (list)

    Came across this on another forum and thought you guys might find it interesting.

    President Bush: 5 reps of 185 lbs.
    Brady Quinn: Max - 350 lbs. and 28 reps of 225 lbs.
    Yao Ming: Max - 300 lbs.
    Former Cowboys offensive lineman Larry Allen: Max - 700 lbs.
    Former NHL hockey goon Tony Twist: Max - 405 lbs.
    Refrigerator Perry: Max - 465 lbs.
    LaDainian Tomlinson: Max - 430 lbs.
    The Rock: Max - 425 lbs.
    Reggie Bush: Max - 335 lbs.
    Matt Leinart: Never did one (Somehow I'm not surprised).
    Power lifter and world bench press record holder Scot Mendelson: Max - 715 lbs.
    MMA fighter and former pro football player Bob "The Beast" Sapp: Max - 600+ lbs.
    Titans offensive lineman Justin Geisinger: Max - 600 lbs. and 43 reps of 225 lbs.
    Former wrestler SuperFly Jimmy Snuka: Max - 525 lbs.
    Shaq: Claimed Max - 455 lbs.
    Arnold Schwarzenegger: Best ever Max - 455 lbs.
    JaMarcus Russell: Max - 335 lbs.
    49ers Tight End Vernon Davis: Max - 465 lbs.
    Olympic Gold medalist and current pro wrestler Kurt Angle: Max - 420 lbs.
    Dwight Howard: Max - 345 lbs.
    Jacksonville Jaguars defensive tackle Derek Landri: Max - 425 lbs.
    Actor Hugh Jackman: Max - 315 lbs. (during X-Men)
    Former wrestler Brett "The Hitman" Hart: Max - 405 lbs.
    Actor Will Smith: Max - 385 lbs. (during I-Robot)
    100 meter dash world record holder Maurice Green: Max -365 lbs.
    Michael Vick: Max - 335 lbs.
    Tedd Ginn Jr.: Max - 250 lbs.
    Former wrestler Lex Luger: 5 reps of 405 lbs.
    Actor Jack Lemmon: Claimed Max - 300+ lbs. (I assume this is a joke)
    Tiger Woods: Max - 300 lbs. Reportedly does reps at 190 lbs.
    Wilt Chamberlain: Witnesses claim he once benched 465 lbs.
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    The 2 that stood out the most for me were Bret Hart and Tiger
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    Larry Allen 700lbs raw sure sure.
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    Will Smith is a surprise.
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    I seriously doubt Will Smith's, Wilt's, or Larry Allen's claims (or Jack Lemmon's). The rest seem pretty believable. I'd think Ted Ginn, JR. could do more, though.
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    No way Wilt Chamberlain did close to 465.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mission View Post
    No way Wilt Chamberlain did close to 465.
    I think that's just the average amount of chicks he banged in one year.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Progress View Post
    I think that's just the average amount of chicks he banged in one year.
    lol


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    Prez Bush at 185x5 not too shabby for an older politician.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NickAus View Post
    Will Smith is a surprise.
    I saw a video of him lifting that weight. It would have been something if he didnt have 3 of his buddies helping him out. All had thier hands on the bar lifting with him. Also, it was more of a half rep. I did however see him do 300 unassisted but his ass was off the bench and he was seriously straining.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TallRob View Post
    I saw a video of him lifting that weight. It would have been something if he didnt have 3 of his buddies helping him out. All had thier hands on the bar lifting with him. Also, it was more of a half rep. I did however see him do 300 unassisted but his ass was off the bench and he was seriously straining.
    That's much more believable.
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    I read some of those names earlier and thought some of the numbers seemed pretty impressive but form(cheating,half reps)/chemical enhancement go along way on a vanity 1rm! Niether Hollywood or pro wrestling have ever seemed to be afraid of the needle. Although some names seem really plausible. I am a golfer and think Tiger could do it. He talks about really lifting in some interviews,not just working out. Although I wouldn't think he maxes out very often when preparing for a tourny!
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    LT and Vernon Davis are the most impressive on that list. Those two are built of iron. Explosive power too.
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    Former Cowboys offensive lineman Larry Allen: Max - 700 lbs

    wouldn't that be close to a raw world record or something?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Guido View Post
    I seriously doubt Will Smith's, Wilt's, or Larry Allen's claims (or Jack Lemmon's). The rest seem pretty believable. I'd think Ted Ginn, JR. could do more, though.
    Will was pretty big at one point, i would believe him getting 385 filming for Ali than I robot, i seriously doubt wilt's number because he was super skinny and had very little muscle and they didnt workout back then.

    I believe Allen, the guy is a beast, I saw the vid, he was getting spotted some but i think hes still a solid legit 675 guy. Ive seen the guy in person in his prime, about 6'3" 340 and solid as a brick ****ing wall. If you watched the way he would toss people around on the field in his prime its not unbelievable this guy could bench 700 pounds, many believed he is quite possibly the strongest man to ever play in the NFL. in a probowl lineman challenge he benched 225 43 times rather easily, he didnt even slow down till he was at like 38. So Allens number does not surprise me, the guy was huge.

    apparently he also squatted 900 pounds
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    Quote Originally Posted by BigCorey75 View Post
    Will was pretty big at one point, i would believe him getting 385 filming for Ali than I robot, i seriously doubt wilt's number because he was super skinny and had very little muscle and they didnt workout back then.

    I believe Allen, the guy is a beast, I saw the vid, he was getting spotted some but i think hes still a solid legit 675 guy. Ive seen the guy in person in his prime, about 6'3" 340 and solid as a brick ****ing wall. If you watched the way he would toss people around on the field in his prime its not unbelievable this guy could bench 700 pounds, many believed he is quite possibly the strongest man to ever play in the NFL. in a probowl lineman challenge he benched 225 43 times rather easily, he didnt even slow down till he was at like 38. So Allens number does not surprise me, the guy was huge.

    apparently he also squatted 900 pounds


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    Quote Originally Posted by TallRob View Post
    I saw a video of him lifting that weight. It would have been something if he didnt have 3 of his buddies helping him out. All had thier hands on the bar lifting with him. Also, it was more of a half rep. I did however see him do 300 unassisted but his ass was off the bench and he was seriously straining.
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    Larry Allen's 700 lb bench, on the video anyway, looked like he was getting help from all 3 spotters. He was certainly strong. I also believe both Bush and Vick have benched over 400 lbs. Also, I think Dwight Howard might be good for more. I think I have seen a video of him doing 315 for multiple reps. Now, this might not be 315 lbs and his form is actually really bad.

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    i've seen the rock lifting at the LA fitness in coral springs, fl. hes not that big anymore.. he just does an hour of neck exercises most of the time.

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    my sister was doing stunts for IRobot and I was on set a few times. They had a full gym set up on a few of the sets in LA for Will and the stunt crew to work out on right before getting on camera. I saw him lift 3 plates. He did 315 for 6 reps. The video was up on Youtube. However, I cannot find it anymore.
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    This is interesting, but as we all know it's pretty meaningless unless there were judges watching.

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    Yeah well my sister is pretty damn judgemental
    Quote Originally Posted by BigTallOx View Post
    This is interesting, but as we all know it's pretty meaningless unless there were judges watching.

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    One that is not on that list and surprised me was Dana White benching 315. Heres the video too

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    Kurt Angle's number is pretty impressive
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