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Posted by AssertingValor

He is peak physicality,  maybe bench around 6-700 lbs   but has been shown performing feats that he shouldnt be able to do...
Posted by JediXMan

I'd heard once that he could bench almost a ton, but don't quote me on that. Perhaps it was half a ton.

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Posted by PowerHerc

World-class powerlifter and Olympic lifter strength level for his weight.  Very strong, but still within the confines of normal "human."
Posted by umbrafeline
Posted by JediXMan
@PowerHerc:
 
Yeah. I'd say Bruce is peak or near peak human.
 
@umbrafeline: 
 
Probably Bruce.
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Posted by umbrafeline
@JediXMan:
if its bruce then i say 3/8th of a ton. thats 750 pounds. and thats not on the juice
Posted by Static Shock
@JediXMan said:
" I'd heard once that he could bench almost a ton, but don't quote me on that. Perhaps it was half a ton. "
There was a scan floating around that had people thinking he was lifting a ton, but it's hard to tell because the numbers on the weights are hard to see.
 
Batman has supported a 1000-pound ceiling, though...
Posted by umbrafeline
@Static Shock said:
" @JediXMan said:
" I'd heard once that he could bench almost a ton, but don't quote me on that. Perhaps it was half a ton. "
There was a scan floating around that had people thinking he was lifting a ton, but it's hard to tell because the numbers on the weights are hard to see.  Batman has supported a 1000-pound ceiling, though... "

is it on here?
Edited by nightwing91
@Static Shock: This the scan your talking about?I've seen several people say this one's closer to a ton, as the plates are 500. But this is part of his daily work out.
Posted by JediXMan
@Static Shock said:
" @JediXMan said:
" I'd heard once that he could bench almost a ton, but don't quote me on that. Perhaps it was half a ton. "
There was a scan floating around that had people thinking he was lifting a ton, but it's hard to tell because the numbers on the weights are hard to see.  Batman has supported a 1000-pound ceiling, though... "
I have no doubt believing he to be capable of lifting half a ton. I just wonder about the full ton thing.
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Posted by Static Shock
@umbrafeline: Should be in an old thread somewhere.
 
@nightwing91: Yes. That one.
 
@JediXMan: Well, the scan that Nightwing posted should shed some light on that.
Posted by Sydpart2

supporting a ceiling isn't to much of a stretch, I've worked with supports before. It by no means would be easy to do but it wouldn't be impossible if it were primarily wood....

Posted by junkmasterzero

Back in the day he mentioned himself that he couldn't lift 630 pounds,

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This leads him to become addicted to venom, and long story short, one of my favorite Batman pictures ever:
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Posted by nightwing91
@junkmasterzero: Thats in the 90s after that hes been portrayed stronger he benched the coffin lid in R.I.P which was mentioned weighing over 600 lbs and thats after not sleeping for several days and having been infected with joker venom and having no proper rest.
Posted by SC

As strong as 786.6 Giant Crowned Fruit Bat's which is pretty impressive. 

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Posted by entropy_aegis

He moved a totem pole on a broken leg(1 ton)and was holding the rubble of a collapsing structure which i believe was above 1000lbs. 
Posted by entropy_aegis
@umbrafeline said:
"@JediXMan:
if its bruce then i say 3/8th of a ton. thats 750 pounds. and thats not on the juice "

@PowerHerc said:
"World-class powerlifter and Olympic lifter strength level for his weight.  Very strong, but still within the confines of normal "human." "

@ebuchanan said:
"He is peak physicality,  maybe bench around 6-700 lbs   but has been shown performing feats that he shouldnt be able to do... "

NO,NO,NO. 
he's actually twice as strong as the numbers mentioned.
Edited by nightwing91
@entropy_aegis said:

" He moved a totem pole on a broken leg(1 ton)and was holding the rubble of a collapsing structure which i believe was above 1000lbs.  "

I believe the batsuit factors into the totem pole, along with running on high levels of stress with lots of adrenalin.Not really accurate levels to measure, and the totem not being on him  entirely, he's not lifting it, so much as moving it off himself , and he's not lifting it all off him, only a section of the totem, so it's not a full ton, this is an inaccurate gauge of his strength.
 

Posted by TheSS2GreenLanturnArmy

I think at the most he can bench 1,150 lbs with an adrenalin rush and I say that because of the evidence above

Posted by TheBournePoster

In the bench scan, the 500 lb plate is not even the inside weight. This would imply that he is benching around a ton. This is a bit ridiculous, but I do think that he can lift over 1,000 pounds.

Posted by ULTRAstarkiller

I'd say about 1000 pounds. Imagine if he's wearing the Beyond suit his strength is amped by 10 so that's 10,000 pounds. In the Batman 1 million symbiote his strength is amped by 25 that's 25000 pounds. I got off topic a little sorry.

Edited by TheBournePoster

I would say that Batman's strength is above the average street leveler human, such as Daredevil or Deadpool.

Posted by RustyRoy

I'd say about 1000 pounds. Imagine if he's wearing the Beyond suit his strength is amped by 10 so that's 10,000 pounds. In the Batman 1 million symbiote his strength is amped by 25 that's 25000 pounds. I got off topic a little sorry.

This.

Posted by SOG7dc

@iamthehero:

There are too many records that are set in Bench Press. One of them was On November 8, 2008, Ukrainian-American power lifter Ryan Kennelly set the world record bench press. Kennelly performed the record bench press of 1,075 pounds (489 kilograms) at the Pride Performance Strength Wars in Kennewick Washington. It was his third successful attempt of the day, with each attempt greater than 1,000 pounds.

This lift bested his former bench press world record of 1,074 pounds (488 kilograms) at the United Powerlifting Association Bench Bash For Cash in Dubuque, Iowa (July 12, 2008).

It was the fifth time in a row that Kennelly had bested the bench press record.

Another record i have found is relate to Mr Gene Rychlak Jr.Gene Rychlak Jr. is the best bench-presser in the world. Powerlifting experts coo over the 6-foot-1-inch, 380-pound behemoth's physical attributes. His short arms bulge with massive triceps that propel eye-popping weights to the ceiling in an instant. The big stomach comes in handy, too—anything that stops the bar a couple of inches closer to lockout position can't be bad. So, what does it all add up to? Rychlak can bench-press 965 pounds. so if he's peak human he should definitely be able to bench 1000 pounds

Edited by Moon_Bat_87

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 300 lbs. That means the largest plate is heavier. Lets say it is 350. The smaller plate, lets say 50 lbs. And the smallest, lets say 25. So that is 1450 lbs in total, not including the bar itself.

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 1450 and adding them together and then dividing by two, we have 1475 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 1525 lbs.

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).

Posted by Jayc1324

He should be stronger than any non meta human

Edited by russellmania77

He can bench 1000

Edited by heroesgold

It should be like 12,000 lbs or 2,210 pounds which is close to 1 ton.

Posted by Jayc1324

12000 pounds?

Edited by Jayc1324
Posted by Xeno_Seeker

Strength feat of batman that has always stuck with me. the man ripped steel rods out of solid concrete.

Posted by DigitalShooter9

I have heard that Deathstroke once claimed that batman was able to punch harder than a lot of the super powered heroes that he has fought. I have also seen him punching superman without any kryptonite and surprisingly managing to hurt him.(Supermam actually asked him about how he became so strong) So yeah batman has some surprising feats like that.

Posted by THEOCITYLEGEND

He benched 600 pounds to escape when he was buried alive in Batman R.I.P

Posted by THEOCITYLEGEND

He is peak physicality, maybe bench around 6-700 lbs but has been shown performing feats that he shouldnt be able to do...

Why shouldn't he be able to? In comics you cannot expect a human to have the same limits they do in the real worlds as comics are totally unrealistic. If they were realistic, all those super powered beings wouldn't exist.

Posted by krunkeela

@iamthehero: I've seen him bench 4 or more 45 pound weights on each side of a bench press. I would say that's around 250% ratio to his weight, which is very high when it comes to strength. Can't say if he was doing a 1 rep max or not.

Edited by Alexander505

@Static Shock:

This the scan your talking about?I've seen several people say this one's closer to a ton, as the plates are 500. But this is part of his daily work out.

In this scan, Bruce lifts at least 1000lbs (453kg), but there are another two plates of weights, more heavy than the other two of 500lbs, maybe 505 or 510lbs. So, in this scan Bruce lifts 2000lbs (907).

Posted by FatihBATMAN

impressive!

Posted by Jayc1324

In one book bruce couldn't lift a 600 pound boulder off a drowning girl To save her. It was probably non canon or PIS though

Edited by Moon_Bat_87

@alexander505 @krunkeela:

See my post above.

The Scans, when turned to black and white reveal that it is not likely a 500 lbs plate, but rather a 300 lbs plate.

Posted by Alexander505

@jayc1324:

Yes, it was Venom, Legends of Dark Knight, and it wasn't in canon.

Edited by Alexander505

@moon_bat_87: So, do you think that Bruce lifted 1450 pounds overall? Well, it is very heavy anyway...

Posted by Darryl

@theocitylegend: because batman wasn't created to be super powered u idiot

Edited by THEOCITYLEGEND

@darryl said:

@theocitylegend: because batman wasn't created to be super powered u idiot

The amount of stupidity in this comment is overwhelming.

1. Your first sin was to respond to a comment I made over a year ago.

2. Your second sin was to call me an "idiot" when I had literally no trace of aggression or bad manner in my post.

3. You are too slow to comprehend what I was even saying in the first place so I will try and spell it out for you. Comics are not realistic. If they were, sun gods and men that can run close to the speed of light would not exist. In non-realistic universes where there are super-powered characters like this people cannot be expected to have the same realistic limits they have in the real world.

Posted by Darryl

@theocitylegend: its fictional dude. Will making batman realistic affect u in any way? U don't like the thought of Batman being realistic? That makes so angry huh? Just the thought of a superhero being relatable in any way makes u mad. Lol grow a pair dude

Posted by Black_Arrow

I have heard that Deathstroke once claimed that batman was able to punch harder than a lot of the super powered heroes that he has fought. I have also seen him punching superman without any kryptonite and surprisingly managing to hurt him.(Supermam actually asked him about how he became so strong) So yeah batman has some surprising feats like that.

Punching actually relies more on speed and technique than raw strength .

Edited by JokerTheShining

Batman is Batman

Posted by THEOCITYLEGEND

@darryl said:

@theocitylegend: its fictional dude. Will making batman realistic affect u in any way? U don't like the thought of Batman being realistic? That makes so angry huh? Just the thought of a superhero being relatable in any way makes u mad. Lol grow a pair dude

That comment is almost illegible and does not have anything to do with what I said. I'm not sure if you are a troll or just stupid.

Posted by DigitalShooter9

@digitalshooter9 said:

I have heard that Deathstroke once claimed that batman was able to punch harder than a lot of the super powered heroes that he has fought. I have also seen him punching superman without any kryptonite and surprisingly managing to hurt him.(Supermam actually asked him about how he became so strong) So yeah batman has some surprising feats like that.

Punching actually relies more on speed and technique than raw strength .

True...

He can bench 1000lbs as far as I know.

Posted by Jayc1324

He can lift 1000 pounds