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    Default What weight lifting standards are the norm (Non-Powerlifting)

    I am not a Powerlifter . . . Just basic fitness goal. Currently trying to build up to a 300 lb. Bench Press by my 62nd Birthday. Per the below Basic Fitness Standards . . . a 300 lb. Bench press is considered Advanced. Powerlifting Standards are much much higher.

    http://ultrafitsystems.com/Programs/...ting-Standards

    http://www.crossfit.com/cf-journal/WLSTANDARDS.pdf

    http://www.exrx.net/Testing/WeightLi...Standards.html



    Yes . . . Bad form:

    http://youtu.be/EU27u2HPHes




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    Difficult to work out how to answer this, powerlifting is about the only sport where bench press is an event, if you want to discount powerlifting strength standards, it's hard to work out what you're going to compare yourself to. I would also argue that if you've set yourself a goal of reaching a certain bench press weight, then you basically are a powerlifter.

    One thing is for sure, a 300lb bench is impressive at any weight or age, you very rarely see anyone properly benching 225lb. If you want assurance that you're doing well, then you certainly are, if you want to know what is the maximum you could realistically achieve, check the powerlifting standards.

    Personally my goal is 100kg in the short term (metric 2 plates per side), was gutted to only hit 95kg just before Christmas.
    2013 Gym PRs
    Squat = 140kg ...... Deadlift = 180kg ...... Bench = 95kg
    2014 Gym PRs
    Squat = 162.5kg ...... Deadlift = 192.5kg ...... Bench = 105kg
    2015 Gym PRs
    Squat = 170kg ... Deadlift = No improvement ... Bench = No Improvement

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    Good point . . . I was curious about the links I posted about weight lifting standards

    Here is a Powerlifting Standard:

    Class II = 299 lbs. Bench (198 lb. body weight).

    Nobody want to be second class . . . . even in the bench press :-)
    I was hoping to be classified as "Advanced" per the Basic Fitness Bench Press Standards . . . Under Fitness Testing > Strength Standard . . . Not a Powerlifting competition.



    Another non-Powerlifting standard:

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    Heres an article i think may give you an answer to this question.

    http://hugegainer.com/strong-strengt...tural-lifters/
    Every worthwhile accomplishment, big or little, has its stages of drudgery and triumph; a beginning, a struggle and a victory. - Gandhi

    Rather the pain of discipline, than the pain of regret. - Bob Andrews

    “Never stop. One stops as soon as something is about to happen.” Peter Brock

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    Prefect . . . Just what I was looking for:



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    For the ladies
    It’s not about the amount of sets and reps you do, it’s about how much effort you put into each set
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    Best Meet Results - 198lb Class Raw Classic
    Squat: 385
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    try keeping the bar at shoulder width to reduce stress on your shoulder

    that should help with strength building as well
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