View Full Version : Have you ever tried to bench 225lbs as many times possible?

10-29-2011, 03:51 PM
The NFL combine has the strength test where the majority of players(I think kickers are exempted) try to bench 225lbs as many times possible. I did it 25 times on a few occasions back when I was young but probably could have gotten 28-30 if I did it earlier in my workout session. Used to bench up to maybe 8 sets before I would try the 225lbs bench press test.

I know there's a lot of NFL fans here and I'm guessing there are a few ex-college football posters and guys who workout as well.

10-29-2011, 04:17 PM
Consider my highest max ever was 210... not quite...

10-29-2011, 05:05 PM
200 is my work out weight and I put it up between 5 and 13 times depending on how regularly I have been working out. If 13 times becomes too easy I stack ten more pounds on but haven't gotten there yet. I don't try to do more than I am comfortable with because I work out without a spotter or a belt. Not worth getting hurt over, but I'm pretty sure I can put up 225 at least once even though it's probably been 6 months since I got on my bench

10-29-2011, 07:50 PM
I max out at 17.

10-29-2011, 08:12 PM
I can do 3 reps..

Matt Algren
10-29-2011, 08:35 PM
11 or 12, usually.

10-29-2011, 08:46 PM
The bench press is a horrible gauge of functional strength.

10-29-2011, 09:27 PM
The bench press is a horrible gauge of functional strength.
Yeah, but I think most people know that. Squats, deadlifts and such are much more important for most things you would practically do.

10-30-2011, 04:26 AM
Power cleans are really good, too. I do a lot of back work, my job requires me to be able to lift injured and sick people from odd places. Pulling strength is very important.

10-30-2011, 08:49 AM
Back when I was younger, my friends and I had a mock combine. I was able to bench 225 sixteen times, which was great as I weighed around 190 at the time. Now I'm closer to 225 and could probably bench 190.