Of all the exercises out there, the bench press seems to have permeated into the mainstream culture more so than any other.
“How much do you bench?”
That’s a question anyone who’s even remotely serious about working out will have heard or, more likely, even been asked themselves.
What if we changed the question, though?
What if it became “How much SHOULD you bench” instead?
Many lifters seem to have set a benchmark—excuse the pun—of 225 lbs as the number representing success on the bench press.
Today I’m going to look at why that is and what a realistic goal to target with your bench press actually is.[Read more…] about Is a 225 lbs Bench Press Good? (Real Talk)