My name is Skip La Cour; I am a 6-time national champion, drug-free bodybuilder. You can learn how to improve your bodybuilding and training efforts by visiting my websites skiplacour.com, manformation.com, massmachinenutrition.com. And today I'm going to talk to you about bodybuilding. One of the first questions you could ask when you start weight training or developing any amount of muscle is, "how much can your bench-press ?". Well In bodybuilding, It isn't about how much you couldn't bench-press. It's about developing your chest muscles. There are many champion bodybuilders who don't even bench-press. If you do want to bench-press more weight, I suggest that you set goals, you document your progress, you strive to lift more and more weight and most importantly, you execute the bench-press correctly and that's how much weight you should use to develop your chest muscles. So that's the answer to the question "How much should you be able to bench press?