Enter the bench press weight (lbs) and the body weight (lbs) into the Calculator. The calculator will evaluate the Bench Press Ratio. 

Bench Press Ratio Formula



  • BPR is the Bench Press Ratio (lbs/lbs)
  • BP is the bench press weight (lbs)
  • BW is the body weight (lbs)

To calculate Bench Press Ratio, divide the max bench press weight by the body weight.

How to Calculate Bench Press Ratio?

The following steps outline how to calculate the Bench Press Ratio.

  1. First, determine the bench press weight (lbs). 
  2. Next, determine the body weight (lbs). 
  3. Next, gather the formula from above = BPR = BP / BW.
  4. Finally, calculate the Bench Press Ratio.
  5. After inserting the variables and calculating the result, check your answer with the calculator above.

Example Problem : 

Use the following variables as an example problem to test your knowledge.

bench press weight (lbs) = 500

body weight (lbs) = 200

Frequently Asked Questions

What is a good Bench Press Ratio?

A good Bench Press Ratio can vary depending on the individual’s fitness level and goals. Generally, being able to bench press your own body weight is considered a good standard for fitness enthusiasts.

How can I improve my Bench Press Ratio?

Improving your Bench Press Ratio can be achieved through consistent training, focusing on both the bench press technique and overall strength building. Incorporating exercises that target the chest, shoulders, and triceps, as well as progressively increasing the weight lifted, can help improve your ratio.

Why is the Bench Press Ratio important?

The Bench Press Ratio is important as it provides a benchmark for comparing strength levels relative to body weight. This can be particularly useful for athletes who need to maintain strength while staying within a certain weight class.

Are there risks associated with trying to increase the Bench Press Ratio too quickly?

Yes, attempting to increase the Bench Press Ratio too rapidly can lead to injuries, particularly to the shoulders, chest, and back. It’s important to follow a well-structured training program and gradually increase the weight to ensure safety and effectiveness.