What's everyone's weight, bench, squat and deadlift?

Trying to gauge how "chad-y" people on here are, or if they're all insecure skinny pale virgin STEM kids coping with "prestige", or chad frat kids who got PJT RSSG by having an uncle MD.

I'll start:

6'2, 196 pounds

Bench: 295

Squat: 402.5

Deadlift: 505 (540 sumo)

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Dec 13, 2021 - 4:15am

5'10, a few pounds shy of 130. 8% body fat according to my scale.

Don't bench but from similar things that aren't quite as bad for you roughly my body weight.

Squat? Honestly, with good form just about a plate on each side, but most people have horrible form and up it just to brag. I can max my leg press machine at 200 if the flex is all you care about. (please don't do this you'll do better with good form and lighter weights)

The amount of weight you have in motion in a deadlift is frightening. I'm not even going to play there and my joints thank me for it.  I'll stick with my 6am 5k and mediocre evening weight session.

The only difference between Asset Management and Investment Research is assets. I generally see somebody I know on TV on Bloomberg/CNBC etc. once or twice a week. This sounds cool, until I remind myself that I see somebody I know on ESPN five days a week.
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Dec 13, 2021 - 5:51am

I've been training seriously for about 5 years, but bodybuilding style, so I don't do the standard squat or deadlift or bench press anymore. I used to do them when I first started training in like 2014, but even then was doing them for growth rather than strength. The most I did then was 140kg deadlift, 110kg squat, 110kg benchpress. 73kg (at the time), 5'11.

What do I mean by bodybuilding style? Usually only 1-2 'compound' lifts per workout, a lot more unilateral work, and focused much more on muscle recruitment and medium to high rep ranges. Haven't had a gym related injury for many years.

Edit: currently weigh around 76kg, the 'chaddest' lift I've done was 45kg dumbells on incline bench for 5 reps about 1 year ago.

Dec 13, 2021 - 7:57am

Your history makes you seem like a troll but I'll bite anyway:

Bench: haven't since freshman year high school

Squat: same as bench. Did 315x3 in college once

Deadlift: 625lb trap bar most I've done

6'2". Weight fluctuates. I'm probably around 220-225 rn. Want to get down to 170 just for the fuck of it

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Dec 13, 2021 - 10:44am


195 lbs

Bench: 230 (been trying for years to get this up with no luck)

Deadlift: 450

Squat: 325

Bonus data point:

1 Mile Time: 4:58

My way of coping with poor lifting numbers is good run time. Benching 225 and a 5 min mile makes you more swole than the running twinks and in better shape/more athletic than lifters.. Fortunately you dont need to be that strong to be 'bigger' than the average shmuck in the world. But at gym generally am on smaller side. That said get called jacked all the time

Dec 13, 2021 - 12:48pm

5' 6" - 150

Bench: 315

Squat: 425 

Deadlift: 425 (haven't deadlifted in a minute)

"I have unlimited money"

Dec 13, 2021 - 3:13pm

I don't really lift like I used to, so I'll just do my peak numbers from a few years ago.

6'0", 185lbs. After HS I never really tested a true max or missed reps/attempted weight that was a reach

405 paused squat - did 5 singles so wasn't a true max

275 bench

475 deadlift

355 paused front squat

Dec 13, 2021 - 3:15pm

Seeing a lot of pretty impressive benches - personally have never focused on bench. Wondering what anyone's reasoning for not deadlifting is for those of you that have access to the equipment but vote not to.

Feel like deadlift has made the strongest and improved my physique the most. Gave me the giant traps that I think are some of the most important physical traits to give you that "beast" look

Dec 13, 2021 - 3:36pm

I stopped deadlifting for big weight a while ago, but so few people can actually do it correct so it has a reputation of causing injury. 

Purely anecdotal, but I got more back development from squatting 7 days a week than I ever did by mixing deadlifts into my rotation. I squatted high-bar and still ended up getting a beefy/strong back.

Dec 13, 2021 - 3:49pm

I'm 5'10 and 205lbs

Standing Shoulder Press from the ground: 225lbs

Bench: I dont 1rms anymore but it was 365 precovid.  Now, do 225lbs for 20 reps (full reps not that half reppin bs) 

Squat: I don't do them, due to multiple injuries in the Army, which include bad landings on a parachute jump. I do leg presses, lunges with 60lb dumbbells in each hand and etc.

Deadlift: Most I've done is 600lbs 

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Dec 16, 2021 - 1:12pm

All shoulder and no momentum. Not a clean and jerk, not a push press, all shoulder. 

Dec 13, 2021 - 3:54pm

Kudos to everyone who, at some cadence, has been able to stay active in the gym. 

Weight: 175

Bench: 275

Squat: 315

Deadlift: 365

For context, I have been lifting (somewhat regularly) since starting college, in 2013.

Dec 13, 2021 - 6:46pm

Those are some solid numbers for that weight at your height. Maybe try upping the volume on accessory work on chest day. You could also eat more and switch your cardio to 200-400m sprints twice a week with one 5 miler and one 7-8 miler added in as you gain strength. This is to make sure you not only gain strength, but also recompose your body efficiently. 

Dec 13, 2021 - 7:32pm

5'10 75kg. Never really worked out much. About 5 years ago had a fitness phase mostly focused on MMA and OCR but had about 70kg bench, 140kg squat and 160kg+ DL in peak (75kg prob 12% bf?)

Now been lifting again after losing 20kg weight in a few months to be back at 75kg 16% bf...not really PRing ATM but doing 5x5 of 72.5kg bench, 95kg squat (prob 110/120 1RM ATM) and 110kg DL (around 135/140 1RM ATM). 

Doing push pull split Mon Tues and Thursday Friday from home gym doing 5x5 squat, OHP, bench and weighted dips and DL, rows, weighted pull ups and curls. On off days doing weighted skipping or elipitcal machine. 

Aim is to get strongest / leanest but still around 75kg weight (want to do some charity white collar boxing in 2022/2023).

Would love opinions on current programming.

Dec 13, 2021 - 8:18pm

Sounds like your program is working. I have had tremendous success with a 6 day PPL, but I focused on 3/4x12 depending on the exercise and getting real good contractions. Weight was low but When lifting with buddies, could easily outperform if sacrificing some form (ex: 4x 12 hammer curls @ 30lb, easily do 1x12 @ 50lb).

Wasn't doing pure bench or squat so makes sense at the 5x5. Also deads were 4x5 then last set crank out AMRAP

Dec 13, 2021 - 8:31pm

it def feels like im making more progress than the random stuff i was doing before. took me a while to find something that felt like it was working. a part of me still is thinking towards the beach holiday im having in 1.5 months and wondering whether for now i should make 1 set of push pulls high weight strength focus and 1 set of days more lower weight hypertrophy focused (as you said 4x12 lower weight)...perhaps would aid with recovery a bit more too? what do you think? 

Dec 13, 2021 - 7:55pm


I really want to know how I got monkey-shit for admitting my numbers are only ok and saying form over bragging rights. is this shit throwing from the D-grade index providers I won't give the time of day on Linkedin Is Ulrika From ValueX or the Sabrent guy on here?? 

The only difference between Asset Management and Investment Research is assets. I generally see somebody I know on TV on Bloomberg/CNBC etc. once or twice a week. This sounds cool, until I remind myself that I see somebody I know on ESPN five days a week.
Dec 14, 2021 - 3:26pm

was thinking the same. in that thread everybody was a millionaire in their 20s. in this thread everybody is a pro powerlifter while working 100h weeks in IB lol. either people are lying or we have a forum of the most exceptional people on Earth.

Dec 15, 2021 - 6:12pm

Who's numbers you don't believe specifically? Not everyone here works 100 hours and not all banks have shit culture that prevents you from working out. 

Dec 13, 2021 - 10:21pm

Lmao what kind of plates do you use to squat 402.5? If you're gunna squat that, you might as well man up and squat 405 with the full 4 plates on each side

6'0, 185

Bench: 315

Squat: 405

Deadlift: 435

Power Clean (bonus): 275

Dec 13, 2021 - 10:22pm

I've gotten fatter and become lopsided since leaving school, but 2022 new year fitter me. 

5'10, 220lbs

Bench: 185

Squat: 425

Deadlift: 450


Dec 13, 2021 - 11:24pm

Never had the best bench but somehow had the same amount of functional strength as guys who benched 350+ on the field. Ended up being a 4 year starter at my position in school.

Also have long arms for my height which also might play a factor.

Dec 13, 2021 - 11:46pm

Prestigious Preston

Trying to gauge how "chad-y" people on here are, or if they're all insecure skinny pale virgin STEM kids coping with "prestige", or chad frat kids who got PJT RSSG by having an uncle MD.

I'll start:

6'2, 196 pounds

Bench: 295

Squat: 402.5

Deadlift: 505 (540 sumo)

Not Bad

Dec 14, 2021 - 12:18pm

6'0 about 195

Bench: 315

Squat: I have patellar tendinitis in both knees from basketball, so I haven't squatted in a long time. The most I've ever done was 335x5 if I remember correctly.

Deadlift: 425 conventional

Jan 15, 2022 - 11:56am

Find the kneesovertoes programs on Instagram/ his website. I has two hip surgeries for a torn labrum in my high school career and couldn't find anything that could fix it. Finally started his program a handful of times a week (2-3) and it's been better than ever Only really takes 20 minutes or so, but so worth it.

Dec 14, 2021 - 1:29pm

6'2 at ~180 (currently rocking more of a Brad Pitt from Fight Club look than a roid'd up gym bro so my lifts are nowhere near some above).

Bench: 245 (I am pumped about this given my weight/height)

Squat: 285 (My right knee keeps holding me back... </3)

Deadlift: Haven't done this since I tore my right lat years ago.... 

There is more than one way to get there. I'd rather have 30 chapters than 3000 pages.

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Dec 16, 2021 - 1:35am

Huh how do you tear a lat? I feel like my lats are barely activated for any of the big/compound lifts, and only really used in isolation workouts like lat raises for the V chest look.

Dec 16, 2021 - 3:54am

It makes no sense but during basketball actually. I didn't stretch at all, went straight from the freezing cold outside into a game right away, and I shot my arms up really quickly going for a rebound and it tore. It keeps re-injuring every so often but I live with it. Freak occurrence!

There is more than one way to get there. I'd rather have 30 chapters than 3000 pages.

Dec 14, 2021 - 1:41pm

Damn you guys are strong. 

I am 6'2" and 180 lbs, 30 years old.

Squat: 225

Bench: 200

Deadlift: not sure, afraid to try might break my back

Dec 14, 2021 - 2:14pm

To be fair there is a lot of self-selection bias present here. Anyone with low to average level lifts is a lot less likely to post their lifts here than someone who is above average/lifting is their whole life outside of work. Never mind the fact that people on this website have a habit of exaggerating.... Haha

There is more than one way to get there. I'd rather have 30 chapters than 3000 pages.

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Dec 14, 2021 - 9:04pm

Due to work, been mostly maintaining my strength and conditioning, but my stats are below:

5'10" / ~170lbs / ~7% - ~10% bodyfat

Squat: 410lbs

Bench: 300lbs (Competition style with pause - 285lbs)

Deadlift: 500lbs / 565lbs (Conventional / Sumo)

Get Jiggy With It

Dec 15, 2021 - 11:50pm

Thank you, sir, been lifting for more than a decade now, but stuck at those numbers for the past ~2 years.

Was aiming to hit 600 on deadlifts by the end of this year, but work and COVID hit, so hopefully by mid-end of 2022, I'll be there.

Get Jiggy With It

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Dec 16, 2021 - 5:14pm

idk man, you're conflating the fact that people performing the exercise not having mobility is an indictment on the exercise itself, it's not. deadlift done properly is one of the most functional and beneficial exercises known to man, people have been picking shit up for as long as there have been people, and doing so effectively will meaningfully improve your physicality. of course, you have to have mobility in your legs, hips, spine, etc., to do properly which is why coaching is important. the army just added deadlifts to its fitness test, that should tell you something.

that, and if you look at pure gravity, it's the only lift mentioned where the weight is below you and therefore you have no compressing forces on your body (like squat or bench)

and while this isn't scientific, my back pain, posture, power, and balance have all gotten meaningfully better since I started deadlifting. I wish I discovered it in high school instead of 4y post college

I will grant you this, because powerlifters often sacrifice form for max lifts, I could believe that at the upper ranges of weight, deadlifts could be more dangerous, but that doesn't mean it's not a worthwhile exercise as you mention, just that you probably shouldn't attempt to max out until you have perfect form

Dec 15, 2021 - 6:53pm

I am 5'10" 190lbs. Not much of a powerlifter, but bought a bar and some bumper plates during covid. Legitimately one of my proudest life moments was completing a 10x10 squat workout with 275lbs, ATG trying to be as slow and controlled as possible. Threw up, felt like I was going to pass out. I swear I saw god on the last few sets lmao. Same thing happened on another day when I tried 275 for 20. Sounds pretty light compared to what most of you guys are lifting here, but if you want none of your pants to fit and some fat tree trunk legs, would recommend. 

Dec 16, 2021 - 4:00pm

selection bias. just like the NW threads won't feature many people who'll say "lol I'm 28 and my net worth is $30k when you adjust for student loans and credit card debt" you won't have a thread full of lifters with someone who's like "idk what my max is I can barely do 10 pushups without shitting my pants"

plus in order to have a max, you have to have lifted long enough to feel comfortable loading the bar, so again, selection bias

Dec 16, 2021 - 2:43pm

Funny how everyone here benches 250+ but when I go to the gym I rarely see someone putting up even two plates and have literally never in my life seen someone put up 3 plates at a public gym.

Dec 16, 2021 - 6:47pm

6'2 255 (normal weight for me is around ~230/235; cheers covid)

1 rep maxes are

Squat 385

Deadlift 425...I would like to get this up but do have issues with grip strength and I'm too ashamed to get wraps

Bench 195 these days and even that is a real struggle

A pretty bad rotator cuff/AC joint tear that went untreated due to college athletics has my bench very suppressed...if anybody has any range of motion tips or ways to self rehab this thing I'll take any advice. In general, chest has never been a strong suit of mine no pun intended.

Dec 17, 2021 - 10:06am

Some crazy lifts in here lol. Most people think I'm strong, but my numbers are pathetic compared to the people ITT

5'7, 153ish lbs, in my 30s

Bench - 215

Squat - 240

Deadlift - Not a powerlifter and have tweaked my back multiple times from probably bad form, so don't do it

Pullups - sets of 5 with 25-30 lbs attached

Now I want to caveat these are "estimated" 1RMs. I rarely go to failure or use super high weight because I'm mainly going for size/aesthetics, so I'm more focused on TUT and slightly higher rep ranges (try not to go below 6 reps on any given lift). Therefore, these numbers could be slightly inflated.

Dec 17, 2021 - 11:52am

I am a competitive powerlifter (or at least I was, taking a break now due to work).

24yo 6'1 225lbs

Haven't maxed out on anything in a while but here is a guess based on my last ~2 months of lifting

Squat ~600 (550 actual, have done 535x4 recently)

Bench ~390 (375 actual, have done 365x2 recently)

Deadlift ~590 (560 actual, have done 535x3 recently)

Hoping to bench 405 early in the new year which is a lifetime goal for me

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