View Full Version : Member at my gym with world record

02-19-2005, 12:38 AM
Hey I just wanted to brag about a guy I've known (not personaly) for a while. He used to go to the same gym I went to over 8 years ago. The gym since closed down and he now goes to the same small Powerhouse gym I go to.

He got the world record for bench in the 181lb weight class back in Sept. last year, and he's now going to try to break it again, since it has been broken by someone else.

I think he got 617lbs last Sept. Now, from what I hear, he has to go for somewhere around 680LBS!

This guy doesn't look that big (big, but not huge compared to a pro bodybuilder), but his strength is awesome.

Anyone hear of him? His name is Jim Kilts. I did a search on yahoo and found some pics of him benching. I did a search for " "jim kilts" bench "

I just thought it was interesting to talk about since he's kind of a local celebrity. We also had Dave Waterman go to the same gym years ago, but I haven't heard anything about him for a while. He had a few records for bench in the 191lb class and looked more like a traditional body builder, but was a few inches shorter than me (I'm 5'5"), and almost as wide at the shoulders as he is tall.