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    Can the average man benchpress 135x10?

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    A man should be able to.

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    Average as in someone who has never benched before in his life? I'd say no.

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    first we have to consider what is "average". Until then we can't conclusively say if an average man can or can't. However we can say SOME average man can benchpress 135 x 10.

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    I don't know, before I started lifting I couldn't do 90lbs. 4 times. I guess gen. would play a factor in this, but as my personal exp. I would say no.

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    I think that's a stupid question. No offence to you by any means.
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    When I started lifting I could do maybe 135 x 4. I would say your average overweight american cannot.
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    Nope.

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    Average? no.

    But there's a LOT of variation....an untrained person at 6'0" 200 lbs probably could, but someone who's 5'4" 120 lbs wouldn't be able to.

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    IMO...no way.

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    Quote Originally Posted by World-Is-Yours View Post
    I think that's a stupid question. No offence to you by any means.
    Why? If you took every man in america, took the exact middleman of their strength, and had him have a go at 135x10... could he?

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    If you mean average as the median, then no way. If you mean average as the mean, then maybe.
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    You'll never settle the dispute unless you do some massive testing on every average male in America.
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    The average man can bench press the bar 10 times. Only supreme average men can do 135lbsx10 their very first time ever benching. This man would have to be 21 years of age or older I think to make it a guarantee.
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    Screw anyone who could bench 135 for a good amount of reps on their first try :P

    I worked my ass off to put a plate on each side. I started barely benching 65 pounds flat and now I can bench 60 pounds dumbells on incline. Thats almost a 100 percent increase in strength in 6 months!

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    Ah, the legendary 2 plates, my first time lifting I got it for a double, ill never forget it, the only kid in the class who could.

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    I donno first time I did bench I know I couldn't do 135 x 6 let alone 10 and I was 244lbs and played lacrosse for a few years prior to this.
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    If we are counting men over the age of 20, the average age would probably be somewhere around the 45. Someone can find a stat and correct me. The average weight of a 45 year old is around 185 pounds so we are expecting an untrained 45 year old to bench 73% of his own body weight 10 times. I'd say the answer was a no.

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    I'd say no way

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    By "Average" Statistics I would say the average man can not bench 135LBS even 4 Times. I know when I started I could barley put up 90LBS MAX and 4 years later I can put up 205MAX....

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    Isn't a "gentile" a non-Jew?

    Anyway, I agree with sensei: median yes, mean no.

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    I couldn't when I started really lifting at 19. I'm going to guess that had I just grown older without working out, that my bench press skills probably wouldn't have increased on their own. So I say NO.

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    id say 135x1 would be closer to the average
    bench: 240
    squat: 260
    deadlift: 300

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    my friend that never worked out could do 135 for 12 his first time lifting, lol.
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    I'd say no if they are not allowed to bounce it off their chest.
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