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 Subject: Weight Lifting Category: Health > Fitness and Nutrition Asked by: jdrusse-ga List Price: \$10.00 Posted: 24 Oct 2005 07:54 PDT Expires: 23 Nov 2005 06:54 PST Question ID: 584162
 ```I am looking for statistical data that show how much weight the average person can lift in the following exercises: Seated Overhead Press Bench Press Hamstring Curl Biceps Curl Leg Press Heel Raise``` Request for Question Clarification by tlspiegel-ga on 24 Oct 2005 17:24 PDT ```Hi jdrusse, Please let me know if this information is satisfactory. If it is I'll be happy to repost this information as your official answer. http://www.pipeline.com/~dada3zen/average.htm "According to a study 50% of men in their twenties are able to squat over 185 lbs and 10% over 250 lbs. For benchpress the corresponding figures are 135 lbs and 170 lbs and for deadlift 210 lbs and 245 lbs. AVERAGE MAN : height = 5'10 - 6' weight = 160 - 180 lbs. bench press (5x) = 125 - 175 lbs. deadlift (5x) = 150 - 200 lbs. squat (5x) = 175 - 225 lbs. bicep curl (5x double) = 60 - 80 lbs. bicep curl (5x single) = 30 - 40 lbs. Jorge wrote: Just for comparison purposes I would like to post my lifting numbers and you can post yours too if you want to. These are the maximum numbers where I train My strongest part is my calves and legs overall. Weight: 200 lbs, Height: 5'10, 15% body fat flat bench : 195 lbs (45+25+5+bar) 2 reps incline: 75 lbs dumbells 5 reps military press 105 lbs. (35+bar) 6 reps dumbell press 60 lb. dumbells 6 reps preachers curl: 85 lbs (35+ez bar) 5 reps dumbell curls: 50 lb. dumbells 5 reps flat bench reverse tricep extention with ez bar (what the hell do you call this excersice???) 100 lbs. (35+5+2.5+ez bar) 5 reps behind back lat pull down: 190 lbs 4 reps reverse grip lat pull down: 210 lbs. 4 reps one handed flat bench dumbell pull up: 90 lbs 5 reps Squat: 245 lbs (2 45s+10+bar) 5 reps leg extentions: 250 lbs 7 reps leg press: 630 lbs. (7 45s a side) 7 reps 855 lbs (495 lbs on machine + 8 45s added on top) 7 reps hamstring curls 80 lbs 10 reps``` Clarification of Question by jdrusse-ga on 25 Oct 2005 07:04 PDT `That is perfect. Thank You!`
 ```Hi jdrusse, Thank you for an interesting question and also for accepting my findings. In addition to what I posted in the clarification box, at the same site: The average man/woman... http://www.pipeline.com/~dada3zen/average.htm (via Mens Health Magazine) had these statistics listed... Floor exercises Number of pushups the average man can do with good form* in 1 minute: Age 20-29 30-39 40-49 50-59 60-69 Pushups 33 27 21 15 15 Pounds the average 175-pound man (aka : average weight, average height is 5'9 1/2) can bench-press one time: Age 20-29 30-39 40-49 50-59 60-69 Lb 180 158 143 128 116 Number of situps the average man can do in 1 minute: Age 20-29 30-39 40-49 50-59 60-69 Situps 40 36 31 26 20 Time it takes the average American man to run 1.5 miles: Age 20-29 30-39 40-49 50-59 60-69 Time 12:18 12:51 13:53 14:55 16:07  Age when the average guy is in the best shape of his life: 23 Percentage of men who consider themselves "physically fit": 69 Percentage who actually are: 13 Time it takes the average guy to run a mile: 8 minutes, 34 seconds Amount he can bench-press: 135 pounds Number of situps he can do: 36 Pushups: 27 Pullsups: 1 Percentage of men who would never skip another workout if... ...they could build twice the muscle with half the effort: 40 ...women began wearing see-through spandex: 16 Size of the average guy's biceps: 13 inches Size of his chest: 40 inches Size of his waist: 34 inches The part of a man's body that's the biggest turn-on for the average woman: His butt The part the average guy spends the most time trying to develop: His chest Time period when the typical gym is least crowded: 10 am to 11:30am Percentage of men who don't belong in a gym: 88 Exercise equipment the average guy is most likely to own: Dumbbells Number of men who have used their stationary bike in the past week: 1 in 3 Number who haven't hopped on the thing in at least 3 months: 1 in 6 Percentage of men who use their fitness equipment as... ...a place to hang their clothes: 45 ...a doorstop: 13 ...a weapon: 8 Amount of muscle the average sedentary guy loses each year: 1 pound Fat he gains each year: 1.1 pounds Resting heart rate of a fit man: 52 beats per minute (BPM) Resting heart rate of a man who's out of shape: 72 BPM Time it takes a fit man to log 8,000,000 heartbeats: 30 years Time it takes an out-of-shape man: 19 years Amount the average 40-year-old man would save each year in medical costs if he exercised regularly: \$949 Average cost of a 1-year gym membership: \$648 His net profit: \$301 Number of men who would rather work out than have sex: 1 in 7 Percentage of men (and women) who think that gyms are pickup joints: 14  In addtion, please scroll to middle of page to the gray and black chart for organizations Professional Firefighter Strength Standards One Repetition Maximum (1-RM) [see chart] The standards are part of the "Professional Firefighter Profiles" validated physical evaluation. Below that, see Fitness Assessment - Exercise Physiologist ****** According to a study 50% of men in their twenties are able to squat over 185 lbs and 10% over 250 lbs. For benchpress the corresponding figures are 135 lbs and 170 lbs and for deadlift 210 lbs and 245 lbs. BODY WEIGHT CLASS: 161 - 180 POUNDS - MIDDLE ADULTHOOD - MEN / WOMEN [see chart] BODY WEIGHT CLASS: 181 - 200 POUNDS - MIDDLE ADULTHOOD - MEN / WOMEN And, from my clarification I'll repost... "AVERAGE MAN : height = 5'10 - 6' weight = 160 - 180 lbs. bench press (5x) = 125 - 175 lbs. deadlift (5x) = 150 - 200 lbs. squat (5x) = 175 - 225 lbs. bicep curl (5x double) = 60 - 80 lbs. bicep curl (5x single) = 30 - 40 lbs.  Jorge wrote: Just for comparison purposes I would like to post my lifting numbers and you can post yours too if you want to. These are the maximum numbers where I train My strongest part is my calves and legs overall. Weight: 200 lbs, Height: 5'10, 15% body fat flat bench : 195 lbs (45+25+5+bar) 2 reps incline: 75 lbs dumbells 5 reps military press 105 lbs. (35+bar) 6 reps dumbell press 60 lb. dumbells 6 reps preachers curl: 85 lbs (35+ez bar) 5 reps dumbell curls: 50 lb. dumbells 5 reps flat bench reverse tricep extention with ez bar (what the hell do you call this excersice???) 100 lbs. (35+5+2.5+ez bar) 5 reps behind back lat pull down: 190 lbs 4 reps reverse grip lat pull down: 210 lbs. 4 reps one handed flat bench dumbell pull up: 90 lbs 5 reps Squat: 245 lbs (2 45s+10+bar) 5 reps leg extentions: 250 lbs 7 reps leg press: 630 lbs. (7 45s a side) 7 reps 855 lbs (495 lbs on machine + 8 45s added on top) 7 reps hamstring curls 80 lbs 10 reps" ======== keyword search: averages weight lifting statistics weight lifting stats how much can the average person exercise weightlift ========= Best regards, tlspiegel```
 jdrusse-ga rated this answer: `Very comprehensive answer. Exactly what I was looking for.`
 ```Hi jdrusse, Thank you for the 5 star rating and comments. :) Best regards, tlspiegel```