Why are people shitting on bench press nowadays?

>Bench press bad, dumbell press good...
For example.

  1. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    because people like to follow trends. first we had dyel, then we had risk/reward ratio which is used in every situation, and now we have strength training is pointless trend coming soon

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      Can't wait for that trend. More gym to my self.

  2. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    i do both.

    >bench press, rows, dumbbell incline, lat pull down
    few days after
    >pull ups, overhead shoulder press, dumbbell bench press, seated rows

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      >>pull ups, overhead shoulder press, dumbbell bench press, seated rows
      This is the way

  3. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    >Bench press bad, dumbell press good
    this is true though, bench requires a spot and can cause some wrist pain if you aren't a manlet, and dumbbell press activates more muscles and is more effective at building mass anyways

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      this entire post is like a huge meme

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      Look at the slave parroting his favorite e-celeb

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      >Bench requires a spot
      No it doesn't. You can do the roll of shame if you fail a lift. A spot doesn't do anything but make it easier to rerack the weight if you fail a lift. They can't do shit if to prevent a catastrophic failure like a pec tear. If you get pain wear wraps.

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        >You can do the roll of shame if
        Based bitchweight lifter

        • 2 months ago
          Anonymous

          Here's some dude doing the roll of shame with 3pl8 https://m.youtube.com/shorts/1lapDvEPngw. You're not Julius Maddox, you don't need a spot for your 2.5 plate bench.

          • 2 months ago
            Anonymous

            Shit, I've done roll of shame at 365.
            Spotter is a convenience, not a requirement.

          • 2 months ago
            Anonymous

            Nice bro 315 is no joke got some reps in

            Keep it up 315 will be light weight in time

          • 2 months ago
            Anonymous

            He clearly can lift the weight why the hell does he keep lifting is butt of the bench. Also no heels on floor.KA0NS

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      >Bench requires a spot
      No it doesn't. You can do the roll of shame if you fail a lift. A spot doesn't do anything but make it easier to rerack the weight if you fail a lift. They can't do shit if to prevent a catastrophic failure like a pec tear. If you get pain wear wraps.

      You don't have to lift heavy weights either, less risk of injury.

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        Yeah, if you're a pussy

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      Use a proper bench and you won't ever need a spot.
      >but muh shoulders
      then stop racking like a retard and learn how to do bench properly

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      >requires a spot
      If you can't tell that you'd fail the next rep you are a DYEL and deserve to be killed by a barbell to the neck

  4. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Because it's a poor mass builder for most people, especially for the pecs when compared to dB press or flies. It's a good builder of strength though so I keep it in for that. But it's not a major focus of mine as a chest exercise because it barely even works my chest.

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      If you care about mass you should be doing a program with a barbell and dumbbell press variation. You can move a lot more weight on BB and theres no reason you can't do both.

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        This is what I do, and machines because I feel the target muscle with less fatigue and joint stress on machines. Dbs for the stretch, Barbell for strength through a variable plain of motion. Extra wide grip bench with very flared arms hits my chest and shoulders best with normal bench mostly just hitting my triceps.

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      Yeah let the 150lb dyel lecture us about "mass builders" fucking retard

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        I'm 205lbs and fairly lean with almost 4 years of lifting experience. But by all means cope more. Barbell bench does fuck all for my chest. It's solid for my triceps though. If your goal is size and not just having a bit bench, then bench is just another tool to get you there. No exercise is irreplaceable. Find what gives you the best pump in the target muscle with as little joint pain or fatigue as possible.

        • 2 months ago
          Anonymous

          What's your bench? If we're just taking anecdotes my chest is well developed and I bench a lot.

          • 2 months ago
            Anonymous

            Can't say as I haven't flat benched in about 4 months. But last PR was 230x10. I'll cycle back to it in another month or two probably when incline bench stops moving up. Been focusing more on shoulder development lately because that's what makes me fail on bench.

        • 2 months ago
          Anonymous

          What's your bench? If we're just taking anecdotes my chest is well developed and I bench a lot.

          You guys just have different leverages, duh.

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      >comparing barbell bench to flies
      Become an hero

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        Brainlet post

  5. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    >nowadays
    You're new in IST, huh?

  6. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Believe it or not, bench hate isn't a recent phenomena. Dyels hate bench because they suck at it, then cope by trying to "ohp specialize." OHP is the easiest of 1/2/3/4.

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      To bz honest I always feel like bench press doesn't do shit, incline bench press however really turn your muscles on fire, and noticed large shoulders/chest difference after concentrating on it.

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      Yeah like this dyel that doesn't do bench. Of course you know more than him.

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        You're not him. If you had a sport specific reason to skip bench is makes sense but bench/dead hate mostly comes from weak small people.

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        Come back to me when you look like that.

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        motherfucker does weighted push ups.

        • 2 months ago
          Anonymous

          Calisthenics Chads stay winning

          • 2 months ago
            Anonymous

            >weighted
            >calisthenics
            shiggity

  7. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Because there is literally no point to using a barbell over dumbbells other than bigger numbers. Dumbbells also work a lot more smaller coordination muscles which will help you to avoid injury. It's the same principle for why weights are generally better than machines - machines only work a specific group of muscles.

    Calisthenics > dumbbells > barbell > machines >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> smith machine.

  8. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    It's how they make money. Fitness social media has to come up with new bullshit every few weeks or people stop watching.

  9. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    I don't do either very often. Men aren't supposed to have tits

  10. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    >some kid was using the bench to do flies and a place to rest after he did curls
    >took up the bench for 30min until he put on some 35s on lifted it maybe two or three times and just left it there
    >doesn't clean it or rerack the weights
    >some old guy comes and sits on the same bench
    >he talks on the phone of 30min and walks away

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      >doesn’t clean bench
      go back

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      >Do much of an absolute fucking vagina to ask either of them to move

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        I was squatting and watching them in the mirror, not my problem

  11. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    and for dbells which is better? Incline or flat?

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      Incline

  12. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Online discourse is guided by reactionism and contrarianism nearly always provides for a strong reaction

  13. 2 months ago
    Anonymous
  14. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    For me, it's The Floor Press

  15. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Please dont come for bench press bro its the one lift I enjoy and hurts very well

  16. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    why not just do push ups

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      According to IST, calisthenics don't accomplish anything at all

  17. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    OP you have to stop caring what people think

    Have you seen the kinda crazy shit people believe?

    You have to remember that it's meaningless when people judge you, even when you judge yourself. It doesn't matter, focus on better things. This is one of the core teachings of Christ.

    It is extremely liberating.

  18. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    How come when I bench or fly my left pec seems to work ''more''?

  19. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    What does it mean I got better gains from floor press than bench

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      You must have a very clean floor. I mean, you wouldn't press in filth, would you?

  20. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    why not do both

  21. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    you need to bench press 2plates barbell to have sex. and 3 plates for regular sex

  22. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    I would do more dumbbell presses, but the weight is too expensive. I already resort to using a 40lbs dumbbell while holding a 10lb plate.

  23. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    >what is safety

    You ever see those videos of peoples biceps tearing at the tendon?
    Now imagine that bar coming down on your throat 1 second after your tendon tears because you wanted to work out alone.

  24. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    wasn't bench among the deadliest lifts

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      Well, how exactly is a deadlift gonna kill you? It will give you a herniated disc but it won't crush your windpipe

  25. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    I do dumbell chest press because one of my pecs is naturally (I think) bigger than the other so I try to make the weaker looking one do the same amount of work as the other one if that makes sense.
    With a bench press there's a greater chance the bigger pec will take most of the weight (right?)

  26. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    I do barbell bench press and dumbell floor press

  27. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    I press the bench heehee.

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