Ok the world record for bench I believe is 1048, DL is only 971.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bench_pressThe All time world record is held by Andy Bolton (UK) with a conventional pull of 971 lbs (2006), surpassing the previous record held by Benedikt Magnusson by a mere 1 lb.
I consider it kinda odd that most of the time poeple DL maxes could be double the bench max. Naturally you'd expectr the world max for DL to be bigger then the bench max wouldn't you? Can anyone confirm this?The previous world record for the heaviest bench press at 1005 lb (456 kg) was set by Gene Rychlak under International Powerlifting Association rules in November 2004. This record was slightly broken. Scot Mendelson pressed 1,008 pounds on his first attempt at the Fit Expo at the 2006 Iron Man Bodybuilding contest on February 18, 2006. It must be noted that the different federations have subtly different rules on technique, the equipment that is allowed and whether performance enhancing drugs are tested for.
The heaviest "raw" bench press (without equipment such as denim shirts) is 715 lb (325 kg) by Scot Mendelson.
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