Still too scared to bench press for the first time

Still too scared to bench press for the first time

  1. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Pussy

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      kys

  2. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    u literally cant fuck it up u simply move the barbell down and up

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      but what if I put weights on that are too heavy for my first time and I injure myself?

      What if I puff up my chest in the wrong way?

      What if my shit form injures me?

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        You start with nothing but the barbell then add small increments of weight until you reach a comfortable weight you can rep out on.
        If you are worried about the form watch some videos on youtube and feel it out for yourself in the gym. If something feels bad then stop and adjust accordingly.

        >start at the bar
        in a busy gym full of people? Theyd think of me as a joke and see me as wasting my time

        No one gives a fuck.

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          what if it ends up being too heavy and Im stuck?

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous
          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            Then get a spotter, you mong.

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            >what if it ends up being too heavy and Im stuck?
            Then you call for your step-spotter

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            Use dumbbells if you're afraid of getting stuck under the bar and you don't have safeties

            • 3 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              i have safeties at the gym. Do i just throw them around on each side and thats it?

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                I really want to believe that everyone can make it, but you make it hard for me.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        I can help you. Can you do a push up?

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          im 230 and i can do 10 pushups a set

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            Do 135

            • 3 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              really? I can only do like 50 for the machine press (10 reps of 3 sets)

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        If you can't bench the bar you deserve to die

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          im pretty sure I can but that fear of not being able to is the reason why I avoid it

  3. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    start with the bar bro, you'll be at a plate in no time

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >start at the bar
      in a busy gym full of people? Theyd think of me as a joke and see me as wasting my time

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        You’re being such a bitch about it. Man up and get strong, shit. If you’re self conscious, be self conscious about being a twink, not making improvements about yourself.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Then live comfortable and eat gruel for the rest of your life, untill you're fat or too weak to exist and die having achieved nothing.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Dude people go to the gym and complete misuse the equipment and people don't give a fuck.
        You're learning the basics with the bar, using everything correctly, people aren't going to laugh or secretly film you for just learning the technique with the bar.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        If you can chest press like 160 on the machine start with 35s. Or go late at night.

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          I can dumbell bench press 20 each

          machine chest press I do 50 pounds

          How much could I bench potentially?

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            the bar

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            Literally the bar. Stay on the machine or dumbbells until you get that shit up.

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            you won't be able to bench the bar for reps
            keep working with dumbbells

  4. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    bench just the bar to get comfortable with it

  5. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Most people me included warm up doing the movement with the bar so you're actually wrong, nobody cares about empty bars. Pretend you're warming up (makes no difference to outside observers). Bonus: once you do a couple reps, set the bar down on your lower torso and roll it onto your leg area until you can sit up. That movement is how you'll get out if you ever stay pinned under too much weight. Once you do that your autism will be vanquished and you'll be ready to bench and add weight and not stay pinned

  6. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    It's like being crushed by a heavy object.
    Get a good spotter.

  7. 3 weeks ago
    Shamrock

    Fortune favors the bold

  8. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Just do it anon. No one cares.

  9. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    heh, I remember when I used to barely bench the 20kg bar when I was 18. today at 23 I bench 50kg, but of course I did long gym pauses between this time, I even got fucking fat during the pandemic. people say that 2pl8 (or 100kg) is the golden mark, but my experience say it is bullshit, only the most strong people in the gym do this, DEFINITELY it's not normal or average.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      I'm almost at 100 kg after like 2-3 years. All this time i made lots of mistakes and i'm still learning. I think that if you have someone to coach you, you can do it in 1,5 years. But there's only a hand full of people that know how to train.
      I just did my first 3pl8 squat. I started with 60 kg bodyweight, i now weight 74 kg. I'm 1,79m tall.

  10. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >be me
    >walk into gym
    >see an empty bench with a couple 10lbs plates still on the bar
    >I think a girl is using it
    >no femoids in sight
    >I start to remove the weights
    >dyel manlet says he's using it
    >oh sorry and put the plates back on for him
    >take the bench next to him
    >bench 2plates for reps
    >I doubt he will ever come back

  11. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    AHAHAHAHA NO NO NO NO HE COULDN'T EVEN GET THE BAR UP BWAHAHAHAHAHAH *snorts* HGLHAUGHALGUH HYUK HYUK MMM...okay i think i'm good now, i'll t-pfffsbtbAAAAAAAHAHAHAHAH IT'S TOO MUCH *wheezes* wheeew, got that out of my system. okay for real i'm good now...*breathes in* BAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA

  12. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    If you're too scared to fail then you'll never make it. Failing a lift isn't a bad thing, unless you're competing, because you're pushing yourself and finding your limits. You should also know how to bail from a lift safely to reduce the chance of injury. You're going to end up like most of the clowns I see everyday doing the same workouts with the same weights instead of failing reps and pushing themselves.
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  13. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    OP here

    sneed

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