What percent of the population can bench 315? This is a question that many people have wondered about, but it is hard to find an answer. The percentage of people who can bench 315 pounds or more may surprise you. According to a study by the National Strength and Conditioning Association, only 2.5% of men and 0.5% of women in the general population are able to bench press this weight. So if you are one of the few who can lift 315 pounds or more, you are definitely in good company!