How long did it take you to reach 2 plate bench?

How long did it take you to reach 2 plate bench?

Talking about people with normal proportions and not manlets with tiny t rex arms

  1. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Unironically like 3 months.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Stop messing with my head maaaan. Goddammit maaan. How much do you weigh?

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        200lbs

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          Ah that makes sense then

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        To go from 135lbs to 225lbs really shouldn’t take too long. 3-6 months seems about right regardless of weight.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      This. 5'10 180lbs at 19 years old. 1 month later I hit 245.

      The problem with today's zoomers is they lift with absolutely no intensity and have the most retarded routines. Spend more time looking in the mirror than actually lifting

  2. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    6 weeks when I was doing the 20 rep squat routine

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      This, pretty much got it at the start of my second month but I missed it like once. I had to get more protons in and hit it later that day. 2pl8 is really pretty light

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        6 weeks when I was doing the 20 rep squat routine

        Unironically like 3 months.

        >2 months
        >3 months
        This just means you already had well developed chest muscles and basically just worked up to it.

        No fucking way someone with a 1pl8 1rm can go to 2pl8 in that time.

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          What are you on about dude? Just lift and eat. It's literally that simple. My first session I could barely press the bar.

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            Yeah im calling bull. Barely being able to lift the bar and going to 2 plate bench in under a year is ridiculous, let alone a few months. Let's say your benching twice a week, that's 24 times you bench if it's during a 3 month span. Going from 45lbs to 225lbs. Increasing on average 7.5lbs per session is more than 5x5 training which is supposed to be one of the most effective way to gain muscle. Stop lying.

            • 1 month ago
              Anonymous

              Look dude you don't have to out yourself as a GDE

              • 1 month ago
                Anonymous

                Gde? Not thay guy

              • 1 month ago
                Anonymous

                Genetic dead end

              • 1 month ago
                Anonymous

                Thanks for the spoonfeed.

            • 1 month ago
              Anonymous

              Barely a bar is probably hyperbole, but 6 months to 135 and another 6 months to 225 is easy. Benching only 2 times a week is part of your problem.

              • 1 month ago
                Anonymous

                >closing in on 6 months
                >haven’t reached even a single pl8
                AAAAAAAAAAAAAAA WHY DOES THIS LIFT HATE ME

              • 1 month ago
                Anonymous

                How often did you bench? I’m doing stronglifts so I only bench once or twice a week

              • 1 month ago
                Anonymous

                3 times. Not sure why you would do less than that if you want to improve.

              • 1 month ago
                Anonymous

                >flat benching 3x a week

                Retarded, unless you mean to incorporate other movements under that umbrella. You should be hitting decline, incline, flat at least 5 times overall per week if you’re really trying to build chest and tris but flat bench alone shouldn’t be repeated more than twice a week.

              • 1 month ago
                Anonymous

                I just started last month (Starting Strength) and I’m already feeling it with only 100 lbs right now kek

                I have little upper body strength and when I hit 145 lbs (100 on the bar) I think I’ll feel good about myself, it’s my goal right now. Only benching once or twice a week with SS though.

            • 1 month ago
              Anonymous

              No, it's not.
              >used to run a lot for five years, maybe 70 miles a week. Got good, ran a 2:37 marathon and lots of 10ks under 35 min
              >6'4" 170 lbs at the time
              >could only bench maybe 120 lbs, pathetic but DGAF
              >stopped running, at the same time got really into cooking
              >ate lots of meat heavy Italian food
              >Gained shit loads of weight, up to 240 lbs in like a year, maybe 18 mos
              >based on bf measurements, that was 35 lbs muscle, 35 lbs of fat
              >holy shit thats like some peoples dirty bulk with no lifting lol
              >why not try lifting now lol
              >270lbs bench to start
              So yeah, maybe I just stunted my growth all those years running, but I used to be weak as fuck and went from sub 1pl8 to over 2pl8 without even touching weights

              • 1 month ago
                Anonymous

                Body weight does massively influence it, a 270lb max/for a few reps at 240lb is slightly above average for a non lifter but not really that crazy.

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          I worked up to it fast, but I was doing 1100 pushups a day for almost two years and my bodyweight was 185

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            wtf, did you do 100 pushups, every hour for 11 hours a day? what a retardedly specific number to larp

            • 1 month ago
              Anonymous

              I was incarcerated when I was 19

  3. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    ill do you better whats harder: 1pl8 ohp or 2pl8 bench?

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      I got to 60kg OHP quite quick because I hit shoulders three times a week. 2pl8 bench took a while, struggled with that the most.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      1 pl8 is a lot easier than a 2 pl8 bench for everyone but a 2 pl8 ohp is drastically more difficult than a 315 bench for everyone

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        This is true but how is it possible? Is it because OHP has something to do with body mass and your body weight doesn't keep increasing proportionately?

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      I did 1pl8 OHP on my first try ever but had to train for a while before doing 2pl8 bench.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      What the fuck?

      I hit 2pl8 bench well before I got 1pl8 OHP. I stalled between 50-55kg for fucking forever.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      It took me about 6 months of serious lifting to reach it. I was in high school football and my first ever max was 180 as a junior, and a lot of freshmen and sophomores were getting 225 so I had to up my game. Ending up benching 275 at 168lb body weight my senior year.

      2 plate bench is a lot harder. I remember also in high school we were doing clean and jerks and I did 115. I cleaned it correctly but didn’t jerk the weight, I pressed it and was told I did the lift wrong. Any ways the point is I did a 115 press with out ever pressing previously at 155lb weight.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      well im 115 lbs ohp with 135 lbs bench so id say bench.

      i hope to get 1 plate ohp by christmas

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Both are really easy but ohp is a lot easier

      1 pl8 is a lot easier than a 2 pl8 bench for everyone but a 2 pl8 ohp is drastically more difficult than a 315 bench for everyone

      This is true but how is it possible? Is it because OHP has something to do with body mass and your body weight doesn't keep increasing proportionately?

      This happens because most retards stick to a linear progression instead of doing a more effective program with more volume.
      Conjugate and assistance exercises are the most effective after a linear progression stops working.

  4. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    about 2 years. Bench is a weird lift where you can plateau for months if you don't really push yourself / rest enough

    this only apply if you want to stay at a low bf. Fatties can bubble bench a lot

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      The road to 225 was a year long starting from untrained and I felt like I was at a plateau. After I hit 225 I got really into technique and strength training when I built my home gym and am up to 335 7 months later.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      >about 2 years.
      Should have run SS

  5. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    6’ with 5’11” wingspan, starting lifting at 145 lbs but with a sports background
    95x5 => 205x5 4 months
    So I could technically bench 2pl8 for 1 after 4 months

  6. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    R8 my 70 kg bench

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Ass came off the bench one time. Therefore you will be taking your life shortly

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Probably the worst form I've ever seen on bench. You look like you're purposely trying to imitate what you think proper form should look like.

  7. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    About a year of properly being dedicated to gym, this is at 79 kilos 5”9

  8. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    28 years
    I couldn’t even lift my own head when I started out

  9. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Idk but I hit a 315 bench when I was 16

  10. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Like, a 1rm 2pl8? I dunno I probably started out technically able to grind that out, but i never did 1rm because I was working out in a home gym and didn't wanna have to dump plates on the floor. I think it was about a year of lifting before I was able to 3x8 2pl8.

  11. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    I’m still working on it. Just hit 145lbs for 5 reps during my training max week on 5/3/1 BBB.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Why are you doing 531 with such a low bench

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        Because it’s helped me improve drastically even with a tiny bench.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        Also, I’m a woman is why it’s that low anyway.

  12. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Took me around a year. Got it up to about 195 during my first bulk, then cut, then hit 2 plates a little into my second bulk. 6'3" and started with basically no chest.

  13. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Lifting for 1.5 years and never got past 175
    I have since switched to hypertrophy only though. My joints are too old for that strength shit

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      >MFW 32 and doing sets of 12 with 225lbs for "hypertrophy"

  14. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    At 5'11 and 160lbs it took me 11 months. I probably could have achieved it sooner if I didn't get sick and loss my gains halfway in.

  15. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Been lifting for almost a year and stuck halfway between 1pl8 and 2pl8. Im 6’3, 220 lbs so should be easier. I am simply a genetic mongrel

  16. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    5 months, adding 2.5kg a week and deloading from time to time, but I started with 1 pl8 since I did calisthenics before

  17. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    When you talk about 1/2/3/4, are you talking about 1rpm or for reps?

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      I think most people go off of 1rm

  18. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    It depends on your body weight and whether you've committed to doing the exercise regularly and in a progressive manner that makes sense. A lot of Anons will fuck around and not do the exercise regularly, or they'll do their working sets at a lower weight than they should, or they'll try to substitute something like dumb bell press and wonder why it doesn't translate into a heavy bench press. To get good at the exercise you need to do it every 3-4 days, do it at a reasonably heavy weight (3 rep sets), eat lots of protein, and do other exercises that assist with bench press.

    In terms of the time periods where I was seriously attempting to get better at bench press, it took me maybe 4-5 months from my baseline ability of 185lbs to 225lbs, then about 6 months to get from that to 315lbs.

    One tip that helped me when I hit a plateau around 275lbs was implementing weighted pull ups as part of my routine. The muscle groups you hit with that exercise will help you stabilize the bar during the bench press, and should be done as an ancillary exercise along with things like triceps work.

  19. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Unironically 11 years.

  20. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    I only remember that i benched 1pl8 for reps first time in the gym at 13 and hit 500lbs first at 19

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      >500lbs at 19
      Anon it's time to lose weight

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Nice try, fake-9

  21. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Two and a half months

  22. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    i just realized i have never benched correctly
    i have never felt it in my pecs
    like im doing the benching motion right now and im feeling it on my scapulas so i was actually working my back
    so yeah im never arching again
    i can ohp for reps 1pl8 and my bench is 70kg

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      >I been doing it wrong
      >I don't feel it in my pecs
      >So I'm going to drop this exercise instead of fixing my form
      >I'm a dyel btw
      Yeah we can tell.
      To bench properly do
      -hand placement 2-3 fist wider than shoulder width, if you have longer arms just go wider.
      -bar path goes diagonally from shoulder height to touching your sternum
      -retract and depress your scapula
      -feet behind your knees, if you did this and the previous step correctly a natural back arch will be created without needing you to do anything else.
      -when you grip the bar your elbows must be externally rotated as if you are trying to bend the bar.
      -try slide down your hands to the middle of the bar, obviously you won't be able to but these activate your shoulders, just be careful that your elbows don't cave in.
      I guarantee that you are doing something of these wrong and I bet you will also say that you done all of these despite obviously not getting the result you should.

  23. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    I think I was born doing 2pl8 bench

  24. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    realistic take:
    I have been going to the gym for like 4 years now and my highest bench is 200 x 1rm. I deadlift 315+ squat 325+ but bench is tough for me and my shoulder is always getting wrecked

    I don't doubt for a moment that some 6ft+ 200BW people have benched 225 with ease or barely working up to it, also fatties can bench with ease, but most of this thread are liars because most of IST doesn't even go to the gym

  25. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    I started at 200 lbs. It's all I had. Took me a mo th for 225. That was ten years ago

  26. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Been lifting for 4 years and have stalled at 220-230 1RM dead srs. This is with diet on point, lifting regularly, accessories, etc

    Got up to a 450 pound deadlift. Some people are genetically just not built for certain lifts. 6’3, 195, 11% bf. Can do 20 good form pull ups, can do a 5 min mile, ran a sub 20 5k with no training, but for life of me can’t get bench up

    Have tried everything. Long arms, thin wrists. It ain’t getting better boyos

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      >Have tried everything
      Except the only thing you should be doing which is to gain more weight. Retard.

  27. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    2 years for 2pl8 5x5

  28. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Maybe 5 months.

  29. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    I hit 2pl8 bench fairly quick (within about 6 months of serious lifting starting as a DYEL with limited experience lifting in the past) but plateaued hard for a while. The past 6 months or so it’s started to gradually increase again, did 1 rep of 265 last week at 175lb, 5’10

  30. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    3x shoulder width grip exorcist cosplay arch 1 inch ROM bench is one of the most egregious things about powerlifting that stops it from being seen as a serious sport. Change my mind

  31. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    newfag here,what the hell is 2pl8?

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Two 45 lbs plates

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      2 20kg or 45lbs plates on one side of the bar. 1plate weight is 60kg (20kg for the bar, 40kg for 2x20kg). So 2plate is 100kg and 3plate is 140kg and so on

  32. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    A year and a half from first walking in the gym
    However I spent a decent chunk of that time doing dumbbells instead of the barbell, and there isn't as much carryover between the two as you might think, had I stuck with the bar the entire time I would have gotten it way sooner, possibly within a year but we'll never know
    >reads thread
    I mean I actually reached it in 1 month, seriously who the hell can't get 2pl8 bench in a month fucking genetic dead ends

  33. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Like 6 months to 2 plates, but I was reasonably athletic. Took 4 years to hit 3 plates, but it was hardly consistent training.

    Still at 3 plates ish 4 years later lol

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