The number means nothing! Lift what you can with good form and then add more weight as you get stronger. I am 34 years old and what I can currently lift compared to what you think you SHOULD be able to lift may be worlds apart. Stop measuring dicks and lift.
Cool, thanks Brett295. That article looks like exactly what I was asking.
I appreciate the other answers and I know a lot of this is subjective and depends on where you are, years of lifting, height, etc. I was just curious what YOU think a 200lb American man should lift in the basic lifts.
Barbell Standard Grip Bench? - 187.5 Dumbbell Curl? 31.997 EZ Bar Curl? Depends if its raining or not Dumbbell Shoulder Press? Depending on the time zone, 90.666 Standard Barbell Squat? Are you wearing gloves? Front Squat? Ten.
This is the strength sports forum. Not to be mean, but do you think anyone here is thinking about a 6-8RM on the EZ bar curl? I didn't think so. Take that garbage to the bodybuilding forum.
A double bodyweight squat is probably the best standard - I'd say less than double bodyweight means you're in the beginner stage, where you'd probably benefit most from fixing your movement deficiencies and imbalances. More than double bodyweight and you would benefit from employing advanced techniques.
true, if you're too high up you wont be able to get in enough H2O (thats oxygen for you guys who arent bio majors) and that could cause you to work harder than you have to. why do you think navy seals are so badass? they train on a ship, only a few feet above sea level, they are oxygen RICH!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Nuh uh, oxygen is H2O and everything that's been said so far is 100% serious and true. Also remember to factor in humidity and air pressure. Also why has no one mentioned the single leg jumping overhead kettlebell squat? If you can't do 15 reps with 50% of your bodyweight then you're not functional yet.