Way back when, we had to press at least our body weight before we could graduate the Criminal Justice Academy. I managed 230 (age 25, 5'10", 180lbs and ripped). 28 years later I did manage to pick up the remote 3 times in a 2 hour period last night. Also was able to get up twice during the night to go to the bathroom. This morning I was able to heave 7 lbs summer sausage into the smoker.