Bench Press Maximum Power Test

The NHL Bench Press Test is an upper body muscular strength-power test. Athletes bench press 50% of body weight as quickly as possible for three reps, with maximum power measured. A "Gym Aware" device is used to measure the velocity of the bar and the athlete's ability to produce power. This test is currently used for the NHL combine.

Body Weight (lbs) Test Weight Performed (lbs.)
155-164 80
165-174 85
175-184 90
185-194 95
195-204 100
205-214 105
215-224 110
225-234 115
235 and above 120


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