I have yet to see someone benching 2pl8 at my gym. Most people work weight is around 1.5pl8.

I have yet to see someone benching 2pl8 at my gym.
Most people work weight is around 1.5pl8. Im stuck at 77.5kg myself (after 5 months of lifting).

Where did IST get this strange idea in which every man should be able to easily bench 2pl8?

  1. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >Where did IST get this strange idea in which every man should be able to easily bench 2pl8?

    cause most people here dont go to the gym and believe autistically doing 20 pushups in a row make you capable of benching alot

  2. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Seriously? I would say over half the guys at my gym can bench at 2pl8

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      I am similar to OP, only people I've seen bench over 2pl8 are grotesque frauders

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        I have a shoulder impingement right now and I benched 2plate yesterday

  3. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    In my gym too. I am the skinny fat white guy lifting for a month and already went from 45kg to 60kg with 6 reps. I will hit my two plates soon.

    Now I jinxed properly... But I also noticed around me that all benches were full that most regulars around me are also doing around 50-60kg... Which, somehow they don't progress it seems

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Your goal is realistic but it's stupid to predict you'll bench 100kg because you've gone from 45 to 60kg in a month. This isn't linear. It's not like saying you'll save $24,000 this year because you saved $6,000 in the last 3 months. You could get to 70kg & stall for 3 months.
      That being said you'll most likely get to 2 plates but I'm just sick of seeing people here count their eggs before they're hatched.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      > I am the skinny fat white guy lifting for a month and already went from 45kg to 60kg with 6 reps. I will hit my two plates soon.
      yeah... nah. give it another year and a half.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Cocky newfag

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Frame of a powerlifter. I say you can do 2pl8 in 6 months

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Impressive.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      you are fucking ugly and have a massive case of coomer arm, remember this next time you feel good about yourself - because you absolutely shouldn't

  4. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    You must not go to a real gym. We should call those something different.

  5. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    People who say 'every man should easily be able to bench two plates' don't actually mean that. They mean, 'the majority of men should be able to bench two plates, & if you're not part of this group, you're not really worth talking to or about, because you're a total genetic deadend & catering remarks to account for you does a disservice to the guys who aren't genetic fuckups athletically by lowering the bar.' Their statement is technically falsified by the bottom of the barrel types but they don't regard them at all because they don't view them as worth being regarded. I think it's good to strike a balance. You want to be able to acknowledge the diversity of people's genetics & responses to training but you also don't want to let the bottom feeders dominate the conversation with their 'Ive got the worst genetics' race to the bottom. Almost every man should be able to bench 2 plates.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Every man should. The reason they can't is because lack of discipline and willpower to consistently train. Thus, they can't be considered men.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        There's genetic anomalies out there. Steve Rogers types, before the super soldier serum.

  6. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    The funniest part is that 2pl bench is still BY FAR the most common out of 1/2/3/4. Like OP, majority of people at my gym seems to lift around 1.5pl, but you can see older bigger dudes do 2pl and further. People straight up don't OHP and if they do it's some DYEL with 30kg total. Deadlift i feel like is either 1.5pl newbies or powershitters lifting 5-6, no inbetween. 3pl squat is INCREDIBLY rare, dudes who do it are fit as fuck and even they struggle with it visibly, but if you listen to IST people here got to 3pl in 4 months of SS

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      I am in bad shape now. But when younger I was hitting the barbells consistently. 2 pl8 bench was the easiest by far. Then 1pl8 OHP. My deadlift I couldn't get to 4 pl8 because my grip kept failing. Squat I couldn't get to 3 pl8, it was always just a bit higher than my bench.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      For me it was 1pl8 OHP and 3pl8 squat was the easiest. I used to do cycling so my legs were strong, and doing a 5x5 with squats first meant I always pushed them hard.
      DL was only a little over squats since I was tired and had bad form.
      Was fat.
      You are right though. Most dudes at the commercial gym did 315lb squat or less, while many more did 2pl8 bench.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >I used to do cycling
        what kind of cycling? I imagine cycling is like rooning where you build slow twitch endurance type 1 fibers so it doesn't carry over to squats that well. could be wrong though.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      squat is a very technical lift, most gays who go to 3pl8 squat in couple of months egolift themselves there with horrible form, olympic style ass to grass 3pl8 is indeed very difficult, but the powershitting folding to parallel is easy a fuck

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >squat is a very techical lift
        this is the main problem with minimalist powershitting routines for beginners, like SS. Beginners don't even have the mobility to have the correct form to get proper stimuation of their muscles. They get more efficient at whatever form they can manage but don't gain much muscle, get fat because muh bulk and quit.
        When I was a noob and did SS I hardly ever felt any fatigue in my legs because of my good morning technique. Got a strong lower back though, kek.

  7. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I think not everyone is talking about the same weight in plates. We are talking about the 20kg plate and 2 placed on the same side of the barbell right?

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      We are talking about 100kg bench press

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      A total of 225lbs or approximately 100kg.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Yeah, like Anon says

      We are talking about 100kg bench press

      It does not matter how many plates you use if you get to 100kg. It's just how retarded Americans say it.

  8. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I didn’t train barbell to get to two plates. dumbbell bench, shitton of push-ups and pull ups helped more than just barbell

    Anyways felt great to be in the club, now I can’t do 5 push-ups

  9. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >average male height is 5’9
    >lean weight at that height should be less than 160 pounds
    >2 pl8 is actually pretty impressive for the average guy

  10. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I'd estimate about 90% of the male population could rep 2pl8 for 3-5x reps. The reason they don't is because most of them don't understand the form or haven't trained.

    Taking this into consideration, 2.5pl8 is probably the median for most men.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      You're an idiot if you believe most men can bench 2pl8.

  11. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    The average male bench press is 135. I've been to a lot of gyms. Unless someone is very into weightlifting they are going to bench 135, 155, or 185. 205 and 225 is rare and I've only seen a handful of guys bench more than 225, and like 2 or 3 guys ever bench 315

  12. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I'd really would likr to know how many can bench 2pl8... There should be a survey or statistics, isn't it

  13. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Because most gym goers hover around novice level forever. It's not that they're incapable of getting there, it's that they are incapable of doing the work enough or the correct way. They're mediocre and they stay that way.

    How many people haven't you seen that have been training for years, but are still pathetic in every single area?

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >gym goers hover around novice level forever
      yeah, it is because they don't have a lifestyle that supports muscle growth, and they are ignorant of what works for nattys because of retarded roidchuds giving out shitty information.
      >I just have to go hard 3x week doing these exercises and get big
      >Doesn't have diet to support it, missing micros/electrolytes/protein/carbs/etc natties need
      >rest of weekly lifestyle is extremely low T, sitting in chair, not getting vitamin D, not doing cardio
      >why isn't my body respecting my time is the gym and giving me muscle, REEEEEEEEEEEEEE
      >becomes roid chud

  14. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >5 months of lifting
    Once you've been in this game for 5+ years you'll realise how pathetic most gym regulars are.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Because most gym goers hover around novice level forever. It's not that they're incapable of getting there, it's that they are incapable of doing the work enough or the correct way. They're mediocre and they stay that way.

      How many people haven't you seen that have been training for years, but are still pathetic in every single area?

      https://i.imgur.com/UaVAb2G.jpg

      I have yet to see someone benching 2pl8 at my gym.
      Most people work weight is around 1.5pl8. Im stuck at 77.5kg myself (after 5 months of lifting).

      Where did IST get this strange idea in which every man should be able to easily bench 2pl8?

      This guys right. If you stay in the same gym for more than a year you’ll be amazed that 95% look exactly the same as the first time you saw them. But still like I said the average guy is 5’9 and if you’re lean and natty at 5’9 you should weigh under 160 pounds. So benching 225 is actually pretty impressive for the average guy

  15. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    It's easy, just push the bar, I don't get it.

    I can do like 15 reps now

  16. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    What gym do you go to is it a commercial gym? If yes is it a planet fitness?

  17. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I can bench 2 plates for 6 reps, which means I can do 1 rep easily, but you will still almost never see me benching 2 plates because I prefer to do higher reps with lower weights. A lot of people you see are the same way. Also, what kind of gym do you go to?

  18. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    You must go to a shitty gym.
    At Gold’s I always see somebody repping 2pl8, most days I see some black dudes benching 3pl8

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Cuckold

  19. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Dude what is wrong with you? You have only been in the gym 5 months. 2 plates is a goal to get to in a year of lifting. You are at half that time.

  20. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Is this 1/2/3/4 shit just 1 rep?

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Is it really? I thought it was for reps. Why would anyone count 1 rep?

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        I thought it was 'reps' too but what is 'reps'? 5? 5x5 sets? I don't know. I've lurked this shit hole long enough to get body dysmorphia with the rest of 'em but I don't ever see anyone comment on the number of reps.

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          1/2/3/4 for 1 rep is too easy to be a lifetime lifting goal, so it’s obviously for “reps” if you can do 10 reps of any one of these you’re really strong compared to normal people. 2/3/4/5 is a more suitable “end goal” for 1 rep, but even that can be surpassed by most natty lifters if one is training and eating properly for a few years. And you don’t even have to be powerlifting exclusively.

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            I think it's for 1 rep because even if it was for 5 or 8 that's still a little short of a time time goal, which leads me to think it's purely a metric to say, 'You're on your way now', where 1 rep makes sense

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            "For reps" is in a technical sense 2 or more. When you say it without specifying, it can mean anything from 3-15, who the fuck knows. It will never mean 2, because most people have some sort of sense of shame to mean 2 when saying "for reps" without specifying.
            [...]
            It's not meant to be a lifetime goal. It's more like graduating high school, you feel?

            5-10 repetitions.

            I have been in 225 x 5 hell for the past year now. This year it changes.

            10 reps on compound lifts seems stupid. It gets difficult to maintain form and proper breathing technique on those exercises for so long.

            • 3 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              which is why 3 to 5 reps makes sense

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                Yes, but 3 reps to me is still significantly different to 5 reps; if you're talking about a weight which you are really pushing to lift. My point is that no fucker here ever says what 1/2/3/4 is rep/set wise.

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                It's at least 1 rep with full rom and no cheating. Simple as.

            • 3 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              which is why 3 to 5 reps makes sense

              I like to do 20 reps a set with 1 plate as a warm up.

            • 3 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              I never said it wasn't, only that if a guy don't specify it could mean nearly anything. It wouldn't go much over 10 because a guy saying his "for rep" total and doing 10 or over would specify 100% of the time.

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          "For reps" is in a technical sense 2 or more. When you say it without specifying, it can mean anything from 3-15, who the fuck knows. It will never mean 2, because most people have some sort of sense of shame to mean 2 when saying "for reps" without specifying.

          1/2/3/4 for 1 rep is too easy to be a lifetime lifting goal, so it’s obviously for “reps” if you can do 10 reps of any one of these you’re really strong compared to normal people. 2/3/4/5 is a more suitable “end goal” for 1 rep, but even that can be surpassed by most natty lifters if one is training and eating properly for a few years. And you don’t even have to be powerlifting exclusively.

          It's not meant to be a lifetime goal. It's more like graduating high school, you feel?

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          I was always think of reps for compound lifts as being 3 to 5 times consecutively in a single set, but I may be wrong

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          5-10 repetitions.

          I have been in 225 x 5 hell for the past year now. This year it changes.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Its 1 rep..or should be
        ...best analogy ive heard is if you climbed mt everest once you can say youve done it ..you done need to climb it 5 times before you can say you did

  21. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Probably the gym you go to.. check out the others in your area and see if you’ll be posting the same thread. Otherwise, your little town doesn’t have any strong guys lol. Only a few guys including me who bench over 2pl8 for reps here in the UK, but it’s a faggy gym.

    But when I lived in the US (I’m American) I went to less faggy gyms, and plenty of people (including teens like myself at the time) were repping over 2pl8. I was repping 275 at one point and I had just turned 18, and I was a simply athletic build. No gear necessary. When I went to college, the university gyms and the gym in town there, soo many people were 2pl8ing, many of whom were certainly natty.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >No gear necessary
      If someone is obviously on gear and working out I don't even care what numbers they are lifting. It is all fake.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Yeah, but I’m saying this is all achievable without gear and it’s not even a big deal, and I, and many of us, are an example of natty 2pl8 for reps

  22. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I just do dumbbells because I'm not trying to fuck up my shoulders ego lifting.

  23. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    My gym is filled with guys who look like they COULD bench 2pl8 but I’ve only seen maybe 2 who have actually done so. The others just don’t touch the bench. Very strange.

  24. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    What the fuck is a 2pl8

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      1 plaet = 135lbs
      2 platjes = 225lbs
      3 plate = 315lbs
      4 plat4es = 405lbs

      in yuristan these are all lower which is whye they are weaker and all gay

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