is 100kg bench press reasonable?

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Hi. I just hit 100kg on the bench press after 14 months of lifting at 84kg bodyweight.

I was wondering if this was a decent progress after just over a year as I see some guys benching 140-160kg although some of them look heavier than me.

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(Original post by Grumpy boi)
Hi. I just hit 100kg on the bench press after 14 months of lifting at 84kg bodyweight.

I was wondering if this was a decent progress after just over a year as I see some guys benching 140-160kg although some of them look heavier than me.

Thanks.
If you’re increasing the weight every now and then that is progress, don’t compare yourself to others!
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(Original post by Grumpy boi)
Hi. I just hit 100kg on the bench press after 14 months of lifting at 84kg bodyweight.

I was wondering if this was a decent progress after just over a year as I see some guys benching 140-160kg although some of them look heavier than me.

Thanks.
I normally use a strength calculator, https://strengthlevel.com/

Right now i weigh 70kg and can becnh 115kg making me stronger than 83%. Ive used this for a while and it lets me keep track of my progress and its a good view of how you stack up with others.
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Work well on your recovery (food, sleep, water,massage, jucczi, cold water ...etc)
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Poor effort. Benching 3 plates in a year is achievable if you aren’t lazy.
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(Original post by Markus Dint)
Poor effort. Benching 3 plates in a year is achievable if you aren’t lazy.
That would rank him as an advanced lifter, something that takes multiple years to attain
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That would rank him as an advanced lifter, something that takes multiple years to attain
One day you’ll step into a serious gym and you’ll realise that there is nothing advanced about benching 3 plates.
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One day you’ll step into a serious gym and you’ll realise that there is nothing advanced about benching 3 plates.
Serious gym? If i was to lift 3 plates it would be 2xBW. Maybe in your gyms where everyones weighs 100kg+ its considered nothing but for the average lifter its pretty advanced
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There used to be a joke on this forum that a 100kg bench allowed you to have a valid opinion on lifting matters. welcome
(Original post by Markus Dint)
One day you’ll step into a serious gym and you’ll realise that there is nothing advanced about benching 3 plates.
Utter rubbish
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Depends how much you started out with.
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One day you’ll step into a serious gym and you’ll realise that there is nothing advanced about benching 3 plates.
Serious gyms typically play host to regional or even national level competitive powerlifters. You'd be foolish to compare yourself to other people in that kind of gym.
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(Original post by Angry cucumber)
There used to be a joke on this forum that a 100kg bench allowed you to have a valid opinion on lifting matters. welcome

Utter rubbish
I remember when I hit my first 2 plate. What a glorious day it was to join the brotherhood.

Been watching a lot of Spartacus recently.
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(Original post by Grumpy boi)
Hi. I just hit 100kg on the bench press after 14 months of lifting at 84kg bodyweight.

I was wondering if this was a decent progress after just over a year as I see some guys benching 140-160kg although some of them look heavier than me.

Thanks.
Thats fantastic and sounds like great progress, what was your start weight and how old are you? You need to ignore what others are lifting around as what they lift will never affect how your body looks and will not make you any stronger. The way I see it is you should be able to at least bench your bodyweight. So is that your 3 rep max 100kg?
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More than I can do.😂
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