What percentage of people can bench press certain weights, in our study which has taken place in over a decade in the gym, this is what myself and the Captain Power have come up with:
185lbs/83kg: Over 60% of gym goer's will hit one plate and a quarter, many within the first 16 months of training.
225lbs/102kg: 40% of gym goer's
275lbs/124kg: 15% of gym members, we are starting to hit the elite
315lbs/142kg: 8% of hardcore gym members
365lbs/165kg: 2% of gym members, even in a hardcore steroid gym, seeing someone do 3 plates and a quarter may only be limited to 20%.
405lbs/165kg: less than 1% of gym members will ever bench press 4 plates
455lbs/206kg: less than 0.5% of gym members will ever reach this level, or 495lbs/224kg or more. This is an elite that must have a lifetime dedication, a rock solid diet, and most likely some anabolic help.
Accounting that most of the population does not train regularly, even if you are benching 185lbs, you probably bench press more than 70% of the population in your age group in America, and more so as you get older!
So lift on!!!!
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