How much can Lasha Talakhadze bench press?
Weightlifter Lasha Talakhadze Bench Presses 180 Kilograms (396.8 Pounds) for Reps.
In his monthly newsletter, he looked back on his days working out with Italian bodybuilder Franco Columbo, and revealed his career max bench press: 525 pounds. “In those days, that was a big lift,” he says.
Update: In his July 30, 2021 email newsletter, Arnold claimed his best bench press was 525 lbs., but because he said 500 previously on multiple occasions we'll go with that. Arnold says his best gym powerlifts were: squat 545 lbs. (247 kg.), bench press 500 lbs.
Of all these experiences, though, one of the most unique was talking to the greatest pound-for-pound powerlifter of all time, Mighty Joe Bradley.
In January 1970 Alekseyev set his first world record, and during the World Weightlifting Championship in Columbus, Ohio, US. In 1970 he was the first man to clean and jerk 500 pounds (227 kg) in competition.
Bodybuilding and powerlifting are both incredibly difficult sports that require lots of time, focus, and dedication. However, they are fundamentally different in their goals, and as a result, powerlifters will typically be stronger than bodybuilders when matched for size and experience.
Batman's Strength Is On A Nearly Superhuman Level
In Batman #655, Bruce is shown to be bench pressing over 1000 pounds during one of his regular workouts. In Batman Odyssey #2, Bruce mentions that his maximum leg press is 2500 pounds.
Projected Bench Press
So, if we generously give him 315 lbs. for a stricter overhead press, this would give Ferrigno in 1975 a 445 lb. bench press.
At his bodybuilding peak and on his way to becoming a seven-time Mr Olympia, the Austrian Oak could bench press 500 pounds (226kg), deadlift loads more while showing feats of strengths that saw him hold numerous lifting records all over Europe.
How much can MARK WAHLBERG bench press? 335 lbs. (152 kg.)
Is it true only 1 can bench 225?
Though we can safely say that - based on national statistics - less than 1% of the population can bench press 225 pounds, this figure becomes somewhat more dubious when changing the sample size to only individuals that visit the gym.
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That same video included footage of Coleman's famous 800-pound squat, which he hit for two reps in a squat suit and knee wraps. (It currently has a whopping 61 million views as of February 2023.)