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Marianna, FL
A 20-year-old male asked:

If i weigh 250lbs about how much should i be able to lift? im working out and i can only bench 175lbs thats weak for a guy my size. im 5'9 in height

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Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology 44 years experience
Keep working: The key is to hit the gym hard. A respectable gym guy can bench his weight; most non-fitness guys of course can't. Eat sensibly, get used to being good-sore ; good-hungry, work your pecs 3x/week ten sets of three reps maximum, consider creatine but shun illegal steroids. You'll get what you want. Glad you're doing this.

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Last updated Dec 9, 2013

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