repping 225lbs bench press – a standard in football training?

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It was never made aware to me that the American Football uses the exercise of bench pressing as a standard and a way to determine an athlete’s strength and overall physical performance. According to Wikipedia the record is 51 reps by Justin Ernest in 1999. And from what I can tell the world record for consecutive bench presses is somewhere around 100 reps in total, I am not entirely sure how or if that is currently accurate or not, so don’t take my word for it and do your own research.

If you’re curious about how I do at 225lbs? well from what I can remember I could do anywhere between 8 and 10, and even that is a rough guess, but certainly accurate. And that was at my prime, I am now 40 years old and have had multiple somewhat serious injuries regarding torn distal bicep in my left arm, shoulder and elbow dislocations. So, I cannot say for certain what/if I could do today, and quite frankly I’d be a little scared to find out. I do however do my system of push-ups and find that much more fun and now with the advent of the information boom on the internet it’s really incredible at what others can do and accomplish.

Now that a lot of my injuries have had time to heal, I am indeed trying to get myself back into better shape and will be looking forward to sharing and helping others see my routine and exploits on this very page.

About Trevor Markiv

wandering the cosomos trying to blast galaxies and find the stars.
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One Response to repping 225lbs bench press – a standard in football training?

  1. Noah Weir says:

    Get your butt outside and get walking, squatting and pushing that body up!!!

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