World’s Heaviest Bench Press

We are sure most of you are familiar with the bench press, as it is one of the most basic and most used exercises in the gym. Basically the person who is performing the bench press lays on their back, lowers a weight to the level of the chest and then pushes it back up until the arm is straight.

Doesn’t sound too hard? Well you should try to do that with 1075.0 lbs (487.6 kg) weights – which is the record for the world’s heaviest bench press. This record was set in November 2008 by Ryan Kennelly, an American powerlifter who specializes in, you’ve guessed it – bench press.

Ryan is 6 feet 2 inches (1.88 meters) tall, which makes him one of the tallest bench press specialists. While in active competition, he weights between 290-345 pounds (131-154 kg) meaning he can bench press more than 3 times his weight.

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