This is how much Superman can bench press, this is his one rep max: ten septillion pounds. I did the math to figure it out.
I believe they call it pseudo science
Did you factor in Blue sunlight, white sunlight, sun dipping, wind pressure, time of day, time of year, age, testosterone level (don't lift right after happy time), who is writing him, diet, dumbbell vs barbell, supplements taken before working out, time between doing that excerise, warmup conditions, previous injuries, additional algebraic/physics equations that actually cancel each other out but make you look brilliant in front of the unsuspecting, etc... ???
This thread is terrible. In an effort to turn it around, I'll go ahead and try and figure this stuff out myself.
^ that's where I'm going to get the one-rep max formula from. I'm using the Epley Formula to be exact.
The weight of the Earth is approximately 5.972e+24 kg (courtesy of Google). Superman said that he benched the weight of the Earth for 5 days without breaking a sweat, so I'm assuming that he's capable of performing one rep per second. My reasoning behind this is that I'm capable of bench pressing that quickly with my warm-up weight (135 lbs or 61.23 kg).
W = 5.972E24 kg
r = 86,400
1RM = 8.6002772e+28 kg or 1.89603656692902469e+29 lbs
There you go, that's an approximation of New 52 Superman's one rep max. Oh, and it's probably wrong because so many assumptions are involved and we're talking about a comic book character. You're welcome, OP.
@alak: Kudos, OP should learn something from that example
1) Good work at least coming up with something. 2) The scientist in the issue does say to actually test Superman's limits she would need to tap into a trans-dimensional wormhole, so his limits realistically exceed real world calculation.