How many pounds do male celebrities bench press? Well, it depends on a celebrity, but most of them bench press rather impressive numbers. Is it a surprise? Not really. We are talking about A-list guys here. They are in top shape and can push some serious pounds off the chest. What can you do to improve your bench press?
There are many things you can do to improve your bench press, but a good place to start would be reading the following posts: How to increase bench press strength and Hex bar deadlift vs straight bar deadlift. Yes, deadlift. It is one of the best overall exercises out there and as such has a carryover effect to virtually any other exercise, including a bench press.
Dwayne Johnson can bench press 425 pounds, which is impressive. He is a big guy, but benching 425 pounds is no joke. That having been said, unless we forget what is known about Dwayne Johnson’s diet, Dwayne Johnson’s workout and how he looks without a shirt (see the Dwayne Johnson shirtless post), I do not think anyone should be shocked that he can bench press more than 400 pounds. In fact, I thought he can bench press at least 500 pounds.
Will Smith can bench press 385 pounds, which, if true, is also impressive. The question is, however, can he really bench press almost 400 pounds? He is much smaller than “The Rock.” Sure, 40 pounds is 40 pounds. I mean, it is not easy to add 40 pounds to your bench press, but in my opinion, he just does not look like a guy who can bench press almost 400 pounds.
Vin Diesel can bench press 350 pounds. Really? Only 350? Vin Diesel’s workout seems to suggest otherwise. In contrast to Smith, he does look like a guy who can easily bench press 350 pounds. In fact, he looks like a guy that can bench press a lot more than just 350 pounds. His bench press should be close to Johnson’s. It should not be below Smith’s.
Hugh Jackman can bench press 315 pounds. Again, 350 pounds seems low for someone like him. Given what we know about Hugh Jackman’s diet, Hugh Jackman’s exercise program and how he looks without a shirt (see the Hugh Jackman shirtless post), it is hard to believe that he bench presses a lot less weight than Smith.
Brad Pitt can bench press 280 pounds, which seems a little high, but borderline believable, I guess. Back in the day, he probably could have bench pressed almost 300 pounds, but I am not sure if he can bench press 280 pounds today.
Nelly can bench press 270 pounds. If you have seen Nelly shirtless, you should not be surprised that he can bench press 270 pounds, but it seems a little low for him. I would think that he can bench press at least 300 pounds. [source: Muscle and Fitness]