Competitions in the bench press are held as together with powerlifting tournaments, and independently. Depending on category and federation which is represented by the athlete the standards of categories differ.
Bench press without equipment
In total in the bench press men have 9 categories, 12 categories and 10 categories for women. Two youthful categories, three sports, KMS, MS, MSMK and Elite. The minimum category - up to 52 kg, maximum - over 140 kg. Women's categories differ from 44 kg to 90+ of kg.
The Bezekipirovochny press means that the athlete during performance of exercises doesn't use the special T-shirt which does the part of work for the athlete, thereby improving power indicators. For example, in AWPC association the man in category up to 82.5 kg on the III category has to squeeze out 87.5 kg. For the II category the weight will equal 102.5 kg, and for the I category - 112.5 kg. To execute the standard of the master of sports in this category the athlete has to squeeze out 145 kg. If you act in lightweight, then standards for you, respectively, will be lower. For implementation of the I category in category up to 67.5 kg it is enough to you to squeeze out 97.5 kg. For the standard of KMS — 107.5 kg. The standard of MS can be received, having squeezed out 125 kg in this category.
In the heaviest category 140+ the athletes for achievement of the masterful category have to squeeze out 187.5 kg. That become the world class master of sports the athlete has to cope weighing 215 kg. To be called as the elite athlete, it is necessary to squeeze out the post weighing 250 kg. Women for implementation of the standard of the master of sports in category up to 60 kg need to squeeze out the post weighing 67.5 kg. In category up to 52 kg the post weighing 57.5 kg for implementation of the masterful standard has to obey the sportswoman. Ladies in category up to 82.5 kg squeeze out 85 kg for achievement of the treasured masterful standard. It is worth specifying why standards depending on federation can differ considerably. There are federations with doping control and without. For implementation of the same category in federation without doping control it is necessary to lift bigger weight. For example, for implementation of the I category in federation without doping control the athlete in weight up to 82.5 kg has to squeeze out the post weighing 132.5 kg.
Bench press in equipment
Equipment is single-layer and multilayered. Both of them are intended for improvement of sports indicators. To execute the standard of the master of sports in single-layer equipment in category to 82.5 kg the athlete has to squeeze out lying the post weighing 190 kg. In multilayered — 205 kg. For comparison in the heaviest category 140+ in single-layer equipment for obtaining the elite category it is necessary to squeeze out 355 kg, and in multilayered — 382.5 kg. Summing up the result, it is worth remembering that to deal with the standard necessary for you for the bench press, it is necessary to know your category, federation (with doping control or without) and to decide on existence or lack of equipment.