Let's clear up two misconceptions about the bench press.

Let's clear up two misconceptions about the bench press.

>body weight does not directly contribute to your ability to lift a weigh
>it's not easier for people with shorter limbs to bench press

these are objective facts, please take your community college triple digit koko the gorilla IQ somewhere else

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  1. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Your shoulder width to arm length ratio definitely plays a role in benching. So yes, shorter arms make it far easier in that sense moron

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >our shoulder width to arm length ratio definitely plays a role in benching. So yes, shorter arms make it far easier in that sense moron
      please stop

      https://www.livestrong.com/article/458669-is-a-bench-press-affected-by-arm-length/

      Whether you have short, long or average arms, there isn't much of a difference in how it affects your bench press. While there may be some slight advantage to those with shorter arms, it isn't enough for scientists to really notice. However, other body characteristics do affect how much you can (or can't) bench press.

      • 4 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >this one article written by this guy proves me right, trust me bros!

      • 4 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >>>>>>>

        [...]

        "science"

        Jeff, stop, you're like 5 feet tall

        • 4 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          His name is Henry, and he's pictured here.

          https://i.imgur.com/lAvYrk1.png

          >this one article written by this guy proves me right, trust me bros!

      • 4 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        You're literally denying how leverage works. You're an idiot that is citing a website for casual runners lol

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Shorter arms also have less muscle so it cancels out.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        stop with this fricking bullshit its supported by wishful thinking not science

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          What the frick are you talking about? Smaller arms are smaller. Duh. It's not wishful thinking. Who the frick wishes for things to be exactly what they are?

  2. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >>it's not easier for people with shorter limbs to bench press
    Hm, is it easier to move 315lbs 24 inches, or 16 inches?

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Distance doesn’t matter as much as bone density. Taller people usually have larger bone density so that shouldn’t be an excuse. If you’re a lanklet with small bones then yeah it’s going to be harder than a short guy with greater bone density.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Denser bones are heavier and don't move themselves, therefore it requires more strength to move a denser bone 24 inches than a lighter bone 16 inches.

  3. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >bench press
    >incline image
    post ignored

  4. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >body weight does not directly contribute to your ability to lift a weigh

    Wrong, and

    >it's not easier for people with shorter limbs to bench press

    Wrong again.

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >>>>>>>[...] "science"

      Jeff, stop, you're like 5 feet tall

      https://i.imgur.com/AcOQU9z.png

      >bench press
      >incline image
      post ignored

      https://i.imgur.com/lAvYrk1.png

      >this one article written by this guy proves me right, trust me bros!

      >>it's not easier for people with shorter limbs to bench press
      Hm, is it easier to move 315lbs 24 inches, or 16 inches?

      kys

      • 4 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        seething benchlet

        • 4 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          ok good joke post anon but can you please post your real bench numbers?
          youre not really bragging about being that weak are you?

          • 4 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            >t.

        • 4 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          >225 for 5
          homie who cares, 10th graders do that shit nowadays

          • 4 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            yet there's constant threads on here bemoaning 185

        • 4 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          >calling someone a benchlet with only a 225 bench
          225 aint bad, but thats the entry way to strong, genuinely dont call others benchlets until you can do 3x10 on 225 of 275 for reps.

          • 4 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            >it's not easier for people with shorter limbs to bench press
            dipshit doesn't understand the basics of levers. That's literal grade school science

            morons ignoring the peer reviewed study to discuss their community college degrees

            • 4 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              homie i called you out on being a gay boasting about your borderline dyel bench. Exercise science is the laughing stock of the actual scientific world. Post body you homosexual, lets see what 225x6 looks like.
              T. Actual stem gay/medgay

              • 4 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                Your turn.

              • 4 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                I dont even bench and i can bench more than you

              • 4 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                HAHAHAHHAHAHAHAH

              • 4 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                >that guy that LARPs as Bobby in a troll thread

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                So you can't even bp your bodyweight lmao

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                >So you can't even bp your bodyweight lmao
                the skinny guy on the left actually won this encounter because he strength to weight ratio was superior

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                why do americans practice such an injury-prone sport?

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                you could've just told us you're fat and out of shape

  5. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    wrong and wrong. you can increase your 1rm simply by gaining 30lbs of fat and water. this is a fact. and i don't even hate powerlifting.

  6. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    According to Mayhew et al. (20), short arms do not make a significant difference in bench press performance among college men

    https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC7039481/

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >manlets are lazier and weaker than normal people
      Crazy who would have thought, its literally easier for them yet they dont even capitalize on it.

      • 4 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        are you illiterate Black person?

        According to Mayhew et al. (20), short arms do not make a significant difference in bench press performance among college men

        According to Mayhew et al. (20), short arms do not make a significant difference in bench press performance among college men

        According to Mayhew et al. (20), short arms do not make a significant difference in bench press performance among college men

        According to Mayhew et al. (20), short arms do not make a significant difference in bench press performance among college men

        • 4 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          All im hearing manlet cope. How tall was that wrote this. I think there is some confirmation bias

          • 4 weeks ago
            Anonymous
            • 4 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              Does this belong on IST?

              • 4 weeks ago
                Anonymous
            • 3 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              Sovl
              I love old beaters

        • 4 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          And who tf is Mayhew you homosexual? You suck his dick once or something

          • 4 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            ok ESL boy

  7. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >it's not easier for people with shorter limbs to bench press
    dipshit doesn't understand the basics of levers. That's literal grade school science

  8. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >body weight does not directly contribute to your ability to lift a weigh
    So why does weight lifted correlated perfectly with bodyweight (for elite lifters)?

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Roiding so that bf% is irrelevant for testosterone and is all calories in to build muscle.

  9. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I’ve never liked the “you’re supposed to bench your bodyweight”. If you’re fat af which no training and go lift your weight let’s say you weigh 300 and bench 300 you’re strong but most people can’t do their bodyweight.

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >I’ve never liked the “you’re supposed to bench your bodyweight”.
      Ok.
      >most people can’t do their bodyweight.
      So what's the problem with that milestone

      • 4 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        99% can’t do their bodyweight when they first bench regardless of weight.

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      I could bench my bw first day i benched back in highschool. Unironically dont he fat and there isnt a problem

      • 4 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >benching 100lbs in high school is impressive

  10. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous
  11. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >>body weight does not directly contribute to your ability to lift a weigh
    if you've ever bulked and cut you would have experienced strength loss. so yes it does contribute a fair bit.
    >>it's not easier for people with shorter limbs to bench press
    it's not easier but their rom is smaller

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Yeah test levels maingaining keeps my metabolism the same cutting lowers it by 1000. SkinnyBlack folk need to go find the soonest ship to africa because they are trying to argue biology by fingering their ass and peelimg bananas.

  12. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Technically longer lever puts more torque on the shoulder and requires a wider chest if longer arms, if the ratio is the same then its no difference.

    So the wider the chest and the shorter the arms the easier it is. Forgotten part is test levels, muscle mass brute forces leverage differences but you have to remember certain builds of shoulder width vs arm length lend themselves to higher test in itself. Same with muscle insertions like some people just can build massive shoulders and have chests nearly half the size of their torso.

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Oh wow anon this post is better than anything some schoolBlack person book monkey has ever had to say and its based on drunk speculation of a teeter totter.

  13. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    My bench consistently goes up and down with bodyweight. When I stall, the only reliable way to get past the plateau is to put on weight, and even a quick 4lb increase that can not possibly be muscle enables me to lift more.

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