I'm starting this because of another thread where people were saying that 400 benches were common and that anyone can hit it......right.......SO I'm going to ask all of you who here benches 400 RAW??? If you do say how long it took you to hit it, what training enviroment you workout in, and if you compete in anything, play sports, or ever did, I'll start.
I hit 405 touch and go 2 weeks ago for first time ever, took me like 7 years to get it and it took me 2 years to move from 365 to 405...I go through periods of really stagnet training due to not setting goals or being focused in the gym because I'm busy elsewhere.
In these years I have SEEN in person two other people hit this number, I've seen a decent number of people hit 315, but almost all of them were athletes, and I only know 2 who can do it who don't compete in anything, I've lifted in 3 different university gyms the past 5 years, and two ymcas, before that at a no name gym and my parents house.
I played basketball in HS over 5 years ago, and this year I did two amateur strongman comps.