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#1 Posted by nightwing737 (1100 posts) - - Show Bio

How Much Can Batman Lift?

#2 Posted by Jayc1324 (13376 posts) - - Show Bio

I've seen scans of him benching over 1000 pounds, but idk I he can do that all the time. Keep in mind that he handles 200+ pound men pretty easily

#3 Posted by GunGunW (1006 posts) - - Show Bio

1000 lbs or so.

#4 Posted by thejman251 (435 posts) - - Show Bio

@gungunw said:

1000 lbs or so.

- 1000 lbs? Source please.

#5 Posted by GunGunW (1006 posts) - - Show Bio

@thejman251: DC wiki I think

#6 Posted by thejman251 (435 posts) - - Show Bio

@gungunw said:

@thejman251: DC wiki I think

- Wait, so you're telling me that your source is a wiki? Ok.

#7 Posted by AllStarSuperman (22962 posts) - - Show Bio

@gungunw said:

@thejman251: DC wiki I think

- Wait, so you're telling me that your source is a wiki? Ok.

chill, theres a scan he'll go and get it or some one will

#8 Posted by batmannflash (6226 posts) - - Show Bio

I've read many times that Batman benches 1000 lbs but he might be able to lift heavier

#9 Posted by GunGunW (1006 posts) - - Show Bio

@thejman251: Why the attitude? Is he stronger or is he weaker or what? I don't get it

#10 Posted by thejman251 (435 posts) - - Show Bio

@thejman251 said:

@gungunw said:

@thejman251: DC wiki I think

- Wait, so you're telling me that your source is a wiki? Ok.

chill, theres a scan he'll go and get it or some one will

- I would appreciate a scan.

#11 Edited by thejman251 (435 posts) - - Show Bio

@gungunw said:

@thejman251: Why the attitude? Is he stronger or is he weaker or what? I don't get it

- That's what i would like to know however, i need a viable source as proof.(No, wikis do not constitute a viable source as far as i'm concerned in addition to many collegiate institutions)

#12 Posted by GunGunW (1006 posts) - - Show Bio

@thejman251: Sorry, then. I'm sure a credible fan will come along.

#13 Posted by thejman251 (435 posts) - - Show Bio

@gungunw said:

@thejman251: Sorry, then. I'm sure a credible fan will come along.

- Not a problem.

#14 Posted by Perethorn (3672 posts) - - Show Bio

Well, he can lift a roof...

#15 Posted by CalebHara (2329 posts) - - Show Bio

In Batman #655, he is shown bench pressing an enormous weight. The main plate on the barbell states that it is 500 lbs. That would mean that, if you include the other smaller weights beside the 500 lbs plate, the barbell should weight well over 1000 lbs.

Detective Comics #484, he is shown supporting a ceiling that weight approximately 1,000 lbs. In an overhead press position. If you workout, you will know that overhead pressing is much more difficult than benchpressing.

He goes through an entire workout session in Batman Tenses #1 & #2 This was when he is still a rookie. He is shown bench pressing enormous weight, later on, he does and one-handed tricep cable extension with 300 lbs. Once, again, if you workout, you will know how impressive this is.

#16 Posted by Jayc1324 (13376 posts) - - Show Bio

Yeah there's no doubt he can lift over 1000 lbs now

#17 Edited by KnightRise (4762 posts) - - Show Bio

Does he even lift?

#18 Posted by colonyofcells (2038 posts) - - Show Bio

My guess is Batman can easily lift a lot more after he goes to the restroom.

#19 Posted by UncleEmu (179 posts) - - Show Bio

in Batman Venom he can't clean something around 600 pounds until he starts roiding

#20 Posted by Vitality (1761 posts) - - Show Bio

Damn...so he's basically superhuman?

#21 Posted by hyiena (1982 posts) - - Show Bio

He didn't press that roof it started coming down and was crushing him that means he can't hold up 1000 pounds which is easier than pressing it up.

#22 Posted by Vitality (1761 posts) - - Show Bio

@hyiena said:

He didn't press that roof it started coming down and was crushing him that means he can't hold up 1000 pounds which is easier than pressing it up.

Yeah, but the scan from @calebhara shows him bench pressing more than 1000lbs.

#23 Posted by hyiena (1982 posts) - - Show Bio

@vitality: There are no measurements on those weight.

#24 Posted by Vitality (1761 posts) - - Show Bio

@hyiena said:

@vitality: There are no measurements on those weight.

The first image...not the third one.

#25 Posted by hyiena (1982 posts) - - Show Bio

@vitality: I can't tell what the number is what is it?

#27 Posted by Arkhamc1tizen (2146 posts) - - Show Bio

As much as he wants

#28 Posted by CalebHara (2329 posts) - - Show Bio

@hyiena: If you have a low-res screen, it is hard to see. If you click on the image, it its fairly clear that the number on a single plate is "500" making the total 1,000 lbs. There are more weights on their however, meaning that it is 1,000+

#29 Posted by Ancient_0f_Days (12392 posts) - - Show Bio

Bruce stated that his max leg press was 2500 lb, a ton and a quarter.......

#30 Posted by CalebHara (2329 posts) - - Show Bio
#31 Edited by Ancient_0f_Days (12392 posts) - - Show Bio
#32 Edited by CalebHara (2329 posts) - - Show Bio

@ancient_0f_days: It took place in the "Batman Odyssey" arc. It was a non cannon story. Cool feat, he actually presses an entire train car forwards. Unfortunately, it is a non-canon feat.

#33 Posted by Ancient_0f_Days (12392 posts) - - Show Bio

@calebhara: hmm....what makes it non cannon, alternate reality? Timeline problems?

#34 Posted by CalebHara (2329 posts) - - Show Bio

@ancient_0f_days: Alterate reality. I'm not even sure what earth this took place in. It was not earth one or new earth however.

#35 Posted by Ancient_0f_Days (12392 posts) - - Show Bio
#36 Edited by Moon_Bat_87 (719 posts) - - Show Bio

Okay I know the first image has already been posted in this thread. But lets look at each one.

The first image we see Bruce benching four plates. The second largest plate states that it is 500 lbs. That means the largest plate is heavier. Lets say it is 550. The smaller plate, lets say 50 lbs. And the smallest, lets say 25. So that is 2250 lbs in total for the whole bar.

In the next image, we see what seems to be five plates on each side. These plates are massive and are either metal or stone, I am going with metal. Each plate looks nearly as long as a index finger, so lets say average is 4" wide. Then the plates outside diameter seems as Bruce's forearm to fist, so 14". Hole Diameter seems to be 3" or so. So using

http://www.portlandbolt.com/tools/plate-weight-calculator/

, and

http://www.chapelsteel.com/weight-steel-plate.html

it comes to 166.43 lbs per plate. Lets round down to lets say 150 lbs per plate. We are looking at 1500 lbs.

As those who lift weight's know, when someone is performing repetitions, they do not use their maximum weight. Additionally we see Bruce lifting alone, so he is obviously confident lifting what he is lifting. Therefore we know that both of these images are not in any way his maximum repetitions. Now usually one's true maximum is determined by lifting a weight one time unassisted, or three times assisted, it really depends on the lifter. In both examples Bruce is clearly performing repetitions.

Now taking 1500 and 2250 and adding them together and then dividing by two, we have 1875 lbs. Lets say this is Bruce's repetition lifting amount.

For many guys I know their repetition weight is normally 30-50 lbs less than their maximum. There of course is a big range. For me my repetition weight is comfortably and normally 45 lbs less than my maximum (one rep unassisted max).

So lets say Bruce's maximum is 50 lbs more than his repetition weight. That would set his max at 1925 lbs. That is close short ton, 75 lbs less to be exact.

Consider that his maximum leg press is said to be 2500 lbs. Now when we consider the maximum bench weight it seems to make sense, because it would make sense that Bruce would want his body to be relatively and equally strong in case a limb(s) was damaged or disabled he could use his other limb(s).

In my opinion Bruce is therefore would qualify as One Tonner in leg strength, and close to being a one tonner with upper body strength.

#37 Edited by kmiller9959 (34 posts) - - Show Bio

That's stupid. The strongest men in the world can bench right around 1,000 and that's with a vest. And like quadruple the body fat of Bruce.

#38 Edited by Moon_Bat_87 (719 posts) - - Show Bio

@kmiller9959 said:

That's stupid. The strongest men in the world can bench right around 1,000 and that's with a vest. And like quadruple the body fat of Bruce.

It is a comic book. It is only "stupid' because it is unrealistic for our world. But within DC universe it is what it is.

Even if we reduced the overall size of the plates and thus reduce their weight, and came to a number like 750-780, without a special vest, Bruce is still lifting more than the current Raw Bench Press Record holder, and it would not be Bruce's maximum either, it would be his repetition weight, so his max would come to 800-830 lbs.

#39 Posted by Vitality (1761 posts) - - Show Bio

That's stupid. The strongest men in the world can bench right around 1,000 and that's with a vest. And like quadruple the body fat of Bruce.

That's why I actually think Batman has very low level superhuman traits.

The raw bench press record is 722 lbs.

Bruce raw benching at least 1000lbs with no spotters proves that he indeed has low level superhuman traits.

#40 Posted by Veshark (9058 posts) - - Show Bio

Here's a scan of Batman momentarily holding up a sarcophagus - which apparently weighs about a ton:

#41 Posted by Lady_Shadow (31 posts) - - Show Bio

Lol this thread is funny.

Do you even lift Master Bruce?

#42 Posted by Moon_Bat_87 (719 posts) - - Show Bio

@vitality said:

@kmiller9959 said:

That's stupid. The strongest men in the world can bench right around 1,000 and that's with a vest. And like quadruple the body fat of Bruce.

That's why I actually think Batman has very low level superhuman traits.

The raw bench press record is 722 lbs.

Bruce raw benching at least 1000lbs with no spotters proves that he indeed has low level superhuman traits.

Agreed. We could go back and forth about the specific weights like I did above, but what we can agree upon is that Bruce has low level superhuman traits. I have said for a long time that they should just reveal that Bruce has been enhanced some how or was genetically modified. Lots of traditionalist fans would flip out, but I think it would calm a lot of disputes and allow everything to make a bit more sense.

#43 Posted by BigCimmerian (8833 posts) - - Show Bio

@vitality said:

@kmiller9959 said:

That's stupid. The strongest men in the world can bench right around 1,000 and that's with a vest. And like quadruple the body fat of Bruce.

That's why I actually think Batman has very low level superhuman traits.

The raw bench press record is 722 lbs.

Bruce raw benching at least 1000lbs with no spotters proves that he indeed has low level superhuman traits.

Agreed. We could go back and forth about the specific weights like I did above, but what we can agree upon is that Bruce has low level superhuman traits. I have said for a long time that they should just reveal that Bruce has been enhanced some how or was genetically modified. Lots of traditionalist fans would flip out, but I think it would calm a lot of disputes and allow everything to make a bit more sense.

He probably became strong like this, during his training in Asia lol. Maybe meditation with monks or some special mystic training made him this strong.

#44 Edited by tyciol (31 posts) - - Show Bio

One comic showed Batman squatting, perhaps if we could find that panel we could count the plates to determine his leg strength.

His "leg press" strength isn't very useful since that varies on the angle of the sled.

#45 Posted by nightwing737 (1100 posts) - - Show Bio

1,200 pound bench press, and 800 pounds military press.

#46 Edited by Omnicrono (2108 posts) - - Show Bio

@moon_bat_87 said:

@vitality said:

@kmiller9959 said:

That's stupid. The strongest men in the world can bench right around 1,000 and that's with a vest. And like quadruple the body fat of Bruce.

That's why I actually think Batman has very low level superhuman traits.

The raw bench press record is 722 lbs.

Bruce raw benching at least 1000lbs with no spotters proves that he indeed has low level superhuman traits.

Agreed. We could go back and forth about the specific weights like I did above, but what we can agree upon is that Bruce has low level superhuman traits. I have said for a long time that they should just reveal that Bruce has been enhanced some how or was genetically modified. Lots of traditionalist fans would flip out, but I think it would calm a lot of disputes and allow everything to make a bit more sense.

First off, to the person who said "that's stupid" (and to all people who have ever said this) - what are you hoping for? These are super hero comic books. They are all about the fantastic. It isn't stupid. It just is. Time to accept it and move on.

Second, yes... Batman, at times, exhibits low-level superhuman traits. See my first point. There's really nothing wrong with that. The only people who seem to continually cry foul and proceed to beat this already dead horse into the ground are the ones who cannot accept that a fictional super hero in a fictional comic book where fantastic fictional things happen all the time can somehow do things that a person in the real world could never do. Hmm... that is stranger than fiction.

Again, maybe it's time to accept this and move on, ladies and gents. Food for thought.

#47 Posted by leonkarlen123 (5504 posts) - - Show Bio

Not more than 800lbs in the movies but comic can sure lift more than that.

#48 Posted by leonkarlen123 (5504 posts) - - Show Bio

@vitality: Not even close lol. Superman can lift 100 000+ tons

#49 Edited by GWHH (585 posts) - - Show Bio

Interesting stuff here. I cant remember what comics this is from? Any one know?

#50 Posted by RustyRoy (13829 posts) - - Show Bio

@gwhh: Grant Morrison's Batman Inc. #1