Literally why do I always see people try to convince themselves that a 225/100kg bench is good? They always say

Literally why do I always see people try to convince themselves that a 225/100kg bench is good?
They always say
>b-but it's the top 10% strength across everyone!!
>it's strong even for gym standards
Yeah no shit, most people don't lift and most lifters lift wrong
It's not impressive. Anyone above 70kg and who benches a few times a week should achieve that within a year - two years.
Adding another 40kg on is much harder and therefore 3pl8 is the new standard

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  1. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Did YOU bench more than 2pl8 in a year?

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Yes a year in I 1 rep max'd it
      There are 14 year olds who are benching that for reps, the standards must increase

      • 4 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >There are 14 year olds who are benching that for reps
        Manlet zoomers blasting sarms for tiktok do not count

  2. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I don’t flat barbell bench press like a newbie.

    i incline barbell press, flat DUMB BELL press, and a variety of flys.

    why you fricking morons continue to flat bar bell press is literally mind boggling.

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      So what homie
      So you're telling me you can't get under a flat bench regardless and knock out more than 100kg for a few reps?

      • 4 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >kilograms
        frick atta here.
        90 lb dumb bells for reps

        • 4 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          Are you having difficulty translating it into pounds, mutt?

        • 4 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          I rep 90’s for 8 as well as 225 flat bench. If you don’t flat bench you’re a DYEL, end of story

  3. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I hit 225 bench and 300lb squat after 4 months with a personal trainer. Started 200 lb completely untrained. Diddly kind of sucked coming in only at like 315. That was my first time testing maxes

  4. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    This kind of number boasting generally comes from unemployed twenty year olds whose whole identity is in their gains, and/or 40 year old TRT patients going through a midlife crisis. Either way you have advantages you take for granted and you have little else going in outside lifting. Other people are not going to be ashamed of this.

    I weigh 170 and it's the heaviest I've ever been. I was an anorexic vegetarian soccer player during my teens and my body developed that way as a result. Yes, I regret that, but being skinny got me laid back then so I stuck with it at the time.

    225 bench is my 1rm and I've been maintaining that for 5 years now because I'm deep into what, for my body, is intermediate territory and it requires a lot of specialized effort to push further. I work on my feet 8 hours a day in a pharmacy, in constant motion, then I go home and manage a marriage, several pets, and study for for A+ certification that's getting me out of the pharmacy by the end of the year.

    I have hypothyroidism, chronic mono, and I do both kickboxing and jiujitsu. The workload is a lot to recover from, especially with all the stress elsewhere, particularly on my knees from all the sudden stopping starting shifting weight and turning in place all day every day. and I'm 33 years old and my testosterone isn't what it was when I started lifting, particularly because my sleep is inconsistent.

    225 lbs bench isn't just stronger than 90% of people, it's stronger than 99% of people. And of the 1% that can bench more, most of them are born heavier and started lifting younger.

    But most importantly, the part that none of you can call a cope, is that out of the small fraction of a small fraction of people who lift more despite living a life full of adult stresses and having no steroids to help, AND don't outweigh me.

    None of you motherfrickers can fight. If I could trade your strength for my skill and conditioning, I'd say no and laugh my way back to boxing class.

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Post body. I’d make you my girlfriend, kiddo.

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      PLEASE be obscure copypasta or some shit
      There is ZERO way you actually typed all that out thinking you’re cool

      • 4 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >guy talks about fighting he must be trying to posture up and be cool.

        Im not 17. I'm not trying to impress you. If I were i'd be talking about my 80 lbd weighted pullups. I'm just weighing in on the importance of the bench press and the feasibility of increasing it while balancing adult life. Adulthood comes with actual problems, bud. It'll catch up with you eventually.

        • 4 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          >he actually typed all that and doubled down

          • 4 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            i mean bench is cool and all, but as an overall measure of strength it's pretty meaningless. at least deadlifts and squats mimic normal movement patterns but i've never had to do a bench-like movement in my life. it's kinda sad that you give this much of a shit about it that you'd insult another person's achievement

            Post body lmao. Holy shit you are the gayest homosexual of all time

            samegay. he's right you know

            • 4 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              >at least deadlifts and squats mimic normal movement patterns but i've never had to do a bench-like movement in my life.
              In Batman Begins, a large wooden beam falls on Bruce when the League of Shadows show up at his mansion. If Bruce had benched more, he could have pressed the beam off of himself, rather than needing Alfred to help him.

              • 4 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                i'm a capeshitter but come on man there's fear gas in that movie ond whatever the frick ra's was trying to do

              • 4 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                Dude went straight to batman but he could have just said a good bench can help you put your hands on an opponent's hips and push to create a little more gap to bring your butterfly hooks in when bridging out of a mount.

        • 4 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          Post body lmao. Holy shit you are the gayest homosexual of all time

          • 4 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            https://i.imgur.com/J5K1jF5.jpeg

            >he actually typed all that and doubled down

            I'm sure you're expecting some triggered response like I'm supposed to be angry some dipshit kid isn't respecting me, or something, or maybe I'm supposed to be ashamed of pulling my weight in the adult world and managing to balance lifting and two combat sports, but again, I'm not 17. Find something else to do. I'm here because I'm bored, not because I need your approval.

            • 4 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              wow so how old are you man? like 17 years old I would say?

            • 4 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              the appropriate response would be a timestamped picture to go with your rant

              • 4 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                Nothing like bathroom selfish for internet strangers to drive home the point that I'm not actually trying to impress you

              • 4 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                >You try to balance two combat sports and push your lifts out of intermediate territory.
                >I'm not actually trying to impress you
                pick one

        • 4 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          that isn't even an impressive weighted pull-up kek

      • 4 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        its fresh bro!

        If you don't bench 3pl8 by 22, you're genetically incapable of benching 3pl8. Me and my workout buddies were benching 2pl8 for reps at 15, and I only weighed 160lbs. By age 20 we had all hit 3pl8 1RM, and were repping it by 22. But I've seen some guys never get past 3pl8, and coincidentally they all only hit it AFTER 22. If you look at their frame, posture, neck area, calves, etc, you can just tell they're not genetically disposed to be strong. People act like 3pl8 is strong, but honestly assuming you're not a genetic dead end it should be pretty easy with 3ish years of dedicated training.
        Oh and if you use wrist wraps for anything below 5pl8 you're a certified pussy.

        stale, weak
        mfw

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      I started out agreeing with you, but you need to go back.

      https://i.imgur.com/uW8S6nN.jpeg

      Literally why do I always see people try to convince themselves that a 225/100kg bench is good?
      They always say
      >b-but it's the top 10% strength across everyone!!
      >it's strong even for gym standards
      Yeah no shit, most people don't lift and most lifters lift wrong
      It's not impressive. Anyone above 70kg and who benches a few times a week should achieve that within a year - two years.
      Adding another 40kg on is much harder and therefore 3pl8 is the new standard

      What the gay above meant to say is: Do you make over 200k, run 5 in 40, swim 100 yards underwater, shoot a 2" at 25 in 1 from holster, drive a manual, know how to administer first aid, know what a covered call is, can write a linked list, know how to swap a clutch, etc, etc.

      What you meant to say is "if you specialize in lifting, and lifting is your life, 2 plate is not a lot".

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >wall of cope
      >unironically finishes it off with FITE ME IRL
      wew

      • 4 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Let's pretend that's what I did. Hell, let's pretend it was a complete LARP and I don't train shit. The point in general stands for people to whom it applies. You try to balance two combat sports and push your lifts out of intermediate territory.

        • 4 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          [...]
          I'm sure you're expecting some triggered response like I'm supposed to be angry some dipshit kid isn't respecting me, or something, or maybe I'm supposed to be ashamed of pulling my weight in the adult world and managing to balance lifting and two combat sports, but again, I'm not 17. Find something else to do. I'm here because I'm bored, not because I need your approval.

          I started out agreeing with you, but you need to go back.

          [...]
          What the gay above meant to say is: Do you make over 200k, run 5 in 40, swim 100 yards underwater, shoot a 2" at 25 in 1 from holster, drive a manual, know how to administer first aid, know what a covered call is, can write a linked list, know how to swap a clutch, etc, etc.

          What you meant to say is "if you specialize in lifting, and lifting is your life, 2 plate is not a lot".

          >guy talks about fighting he must be trying to posture up and be cool.

          Im not 17. I'm not trying to impress you. If I were i'd be talking about my 80 lbd weighted pullups. I'm just weighing in on the importance of the bench press and the feasibility of increasing it while balancing adult life. Adulthood comes with actual problems, bud. It'll catch up with you eventually.

          This kind of number boasting generally comes from unemployed twenty year olds whose whole identity is in their gains, and/or 40 year old TRT patients going through a midlife crisis. Either way you have advantages you take for granted and you have little else going in outside lifting. Other people are not going to be ashamed of this.

          I weigh 170 and it's the heaviest I've ever been. I was an anorexic vegetarian soccer player during my teens and my body developed that way as a result. Yes, I regret that, but being skinny got me laid back then so I stuck with it at the time.

          225 bench is my 1rm and I've been maintaining that for 5 years now because I'm deep into what, for my body, is intermediate territory and it requires a lot of specialized effort to push further. I work on my feet 8 hours a day in a pharmacy, in constant motion, then I go home and manage a marriage, several pets, and study for for A+ certification that's getting me out of the pharmacy by the end of the year.

          I have hypothyroidism, chronic mono, and I do both kickboxing and jiujitsu. The workload is a lot to recover from, especially with all the stress elsewhere, particularly on my knees from all the sudden stopping starting shifting weight and turning in place all day every day. and I'm 33 years old and my testosterone isn't what it was when I started lifting, particularly because my sleep is inconsistent.

          225 lbs bench isn't just stronger than 90% of people, it's stronger than 99% of people. And of the 1% that can bench more, most of them are born heavier and started lifting younger.

          But most importantly, the part that none of you can call a cope, is that out of the small fraction of a small fraction of people who lift more despite living a life full of adult stresses and having no steroids to help, AND don't outweigh me.

          None of you motherfrickers can fight. If I could trade your strength for my skill and conditioning, I'd say no and laugh my way back to boxing class.

          ahahahaha holy frick where did this homie come from, absolute peak

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Potentially legendary copy pasta

      • 4 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Adulthood is coming and it's going to be unforgiving. There's nothing actually funny about that post.

        that isn't even an impressive weighted pull-up kek

        A strict set of 5 pullups with 80 lbs is absolutely impressive, even if I weren't a guy who weighed 145 in college and bulked up to 170 by his thirties.

        The straws you kids grasp at are sad. It's not even good trolling if you have to try that hard. Why would it illicit so many responses that I claimed to train 2 combat sports? I didn't even claim to be good. I'm competent at each, that's about it. I put enough time and energy to certainly take a lot away from lifting.

        Which, again, is a reasonable point to make about the kind of specific effort it takes for a dude my size to bench 225+. That's what the thread is about. Nobody needs all the pics and vinegar you kids are trying to throw around.

        • 4 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          The reason it's funny is because you commented how you work in a pharmacy, which is a girl or gay job, cope about how much stress you're under is the reason why you can't knock out over 225 and then end the post with a "id kill you frickers because I scoot on my ass to pull guard" it's just honestly a compilation of hilarious things to say

  5. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Nah 225 is pretty good. I wouldn't fault anyone for just staying there forever once they hit it.

  6. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    oh this one too
    >A strict set of 5 pullups with 80 lbs is absolutely impressive

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      a set of 5 slow, chest to bar pull ups with 80lbs is very impressive. you can't compare shittily performed reps with proper controlled pull ups.

      • 4 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Yeah you don’t do that lol. Otherwise you’d be able to bench more than 225x1

        • 4 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          >a set of 5 slow, chest to bar pull ups with 80lbs is very impressive
          >I'm not actually trying to impress you
          pick one

          i'm not this guy

          This kind of number boasting generally comes from unemployed twenty year olds whose whole identity is in their gains, and/or 40 year old TRT patients going through a midlife crisis. Either way you have advantages you take for granted and you have little else going in outside lifting. Other people are not going to be ashamed of this.

          I weigh 170 and it's the heaviest I've ever been. I was an anorexic vegetarian soccer player during my teens and my body developed that way as a result. Yes, I regret that, but being skinny got me laid back then so I stuck with it at the time.

          225 bench is my 1rm and I've been maintaining that for 5 years now because I'm deep into what, for my body, is intermediate territory and it requires a lot of specialized effort to push further. I work on my feet 8 hours a day in a pharmacy, in constant motion, then I go home and manage a marriage, several pets, and study for for A+ certification that's getting me out of the pharmacy by the end of the year.

          I have hypothyroidism, chronic mono, and I do both kickboxing and jiujitsu. The workload is a lot to recover from, especially with all the stress elsewhere, particularly on my knees from all the sudden stopping starting shifting weight and turning in place all day every day. and I'm 33 years old and my testosterone isn't what it was when I started lifting, particularly because my sleep is inconsistent.

          225 lbs bench isn't just stronger than 90% of people, it's stronger than 99% of people. And of the 1% that can bench more, most of them are born heavier and started lifting younger.

          But most importantly, the part that none of you can call a cope, is that out of the small fraction of a small fraction of people who lift more despite living a life full of adult stresses and having no steroids to help, AND don't outweigh me.

          None of you motherfrickers can fight. If I could trade your strength for my skill and conditioning, I'd say no and laugh my way back to boxing class.

          • 4 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            Likely story, bud.

            • 4 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              ????? it really isn't

              • 4 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                Yes it is. You are a liar.

      • 4 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >a set of 5 slow, chest to bar pull ups with 80lbs is very impressive
        >I'm not actually trying to impress you
        pick one

  7. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    If you don't bench 3pl8 by 22, you're genetically incapable of benching 3pl8. Me and my workout buddies were benching 2pl8 for reps at 15, and I only weighed 160lbs. By age 20 we had all hit 3pl8 1RM, and were repping it by 22. But I've seen some guys never get past 3pl8, and coincidentally they all only hit it AFTER 22. If you look at their frame, posture, neck area, calves, etc, you can just tell they're not genetically disposed to be strong. People act like 3pl8 is strong, but honestly assuming you're not a genetic dead end it should be pretty easy with 3ish years of dedicated training.
    Oh and if you use wrist wraps for anything below 5pl8 you're a certified pussy.

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