Why is 2pl8 bench so shocking to normies?

Why is 2pl8 bench so shocking to normies? I'm a light 180lbs at 6 foot and even I can put up 2pl8 for solid sets of 8. It's not a hard achievement to get at all and yet normies are always looking when I throw it up. Its pretty rare to see anyone benching over 185lbs at my gym.

  1. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Because you're doing a glorified decline dip for triceps.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >decline dip
      ?

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >Bench for triceps
      Learn how to target your chest anon. Wider grip and more flared elbows work for me. Makes bench a chest and shoulder movement instead of triceps.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        this caused chronic rotator cuff pain for me lul

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          You were doing facepulls too, right?

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      I fucking wish bench targeted my tris. I love bench but my my arms look so thin in comparison to my big ass chest

  2. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Being able to perform 30 pushups without rest is impressive to normies. It doesn't take much to impress the inferior.

  3. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Really? In my normie gym even some zoomers bench 2pl8

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      This. I go to planet fitness and it’s very common so I can’t imagine people actually care.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >planet fitness
        does planet fitness actually have a bench press

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          It's the only free bars in the place. Everything else is on rails.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        nice larp. 99.9% of planet fitnesses don't have a single bench

  4. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >Why is 2pl8 bench so shocking to normies?
    tik tok unironically made it seem like a crazy long term goal, I got approached by a pack of 4 zoomers straight out of highschool when i was warming up with 2pl8 and then treated me like some deity, "I'm tryna be like you bro". man i fucking despise dyel zoomers
    t. 21 years old

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Why do you despise them? They soun pretty nice from your description. You seem like a cunt man

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        you're not entirely wrong, this place has turned me into a misanthrope, that being said i still encourage them and stay polite

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          Ok now i feel bad, that i called you a retard. You dont actually sound like a cunt or a retard. Sorry there m8, this place kind of did the same to me

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            sall goodman

            • 3 weeks ago
              Anonymous
    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Also, if you are 21, you are a zoomer as well you fucking retard

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous
        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          >i was only joking bro im not a retard i swear

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          Nah buddy I don’t think so

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      /Retard
      /Dickhead

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      you're not entirely wrong, this place has turned me into a misanthrope, that being said i still encourage them and stay polite

      fucking cringe. never fucking post again underage gay.

  5. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >yet normies are always looking when I throw it up
    nobody is looking and nobody cares about you. Im surprised you didn't say everyone clapped at the end of your blog

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      t. seething coping benchlet

  6. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    The vast majority of people that go to the gym do it extremely casually and/or will stop going within 2-3 months. This means that unless they were humongous or have outrageous genetics, they will never bench above 200lbs (>inb4 someone starts to scream about how they reached 2pl8s in 3 weeks back in high school). The average bench press I see in my gym is 155lbs and a decent bench press (for the average person in my gym) will cap out around 185. Most people don't care/know about nutrition/recovery/programing/etc and just come in, do a few reps of something that feels heavy for them, then leave. That's why any random autist from IST that takes lifting seriously enough will more than likely outlift the average normie, while also having their own views skewed by IST and social media.

    If you think normies are impressed by a two plate bench press, you should see their response to my 3.5 plate squat. I get viewed as some godlike ubermensch while warming up with 315.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Nobody except your fellow homosexuals is impressed by a squat or a deadlift of any weight

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Post legs

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        I didn't know being good at basic movements like "pick thing up from floor and stand upright" made someone gay. Seems like a really functional thing to practice

  7. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I could easily do that when I was playing football in highschool. My bench max was 295. I'm just starting again after years of being a lazy fuck where my only workout was working on my neighbors while drinking beer, and my job is in IT, so now my bench is pathetic. Hoping I can get back there soon. Feelsbad.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >he has regainz
      you're already halfway there and you don't even realize it

  8. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Idk what gym you go to but in my gym no one gives a shit when I bench 160kg even if no one else there does it lol

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Probably cause you're fat. You could bench 5pl8 and normies wouldn't think its impressive just cause you're fat

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Nope im lean

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          How lean? Under 12%?

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            Around 10-12%

  9. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    are your elbows supposed to be at 90 degrees from your torso?

  10. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    It only took me a month of lifting to get to 2pl8 lmao people are just weak shitters

  11. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >Why is 2pl8 bench so shocking to normies?
    At least in the US the vast majority of people aren't working out at all. I'd say it probably is as high as up to 75% have almost or never worked out.

  12. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    what's your 1rm?

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Don't usually 1rm but its atleast over 275lbs

  13. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Your average human being can't perform 1 full range of motion pushup without buckling to the floor.

  14. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    2 pl8 bench isn’t impressive to anyone, assuming it’s your 1rm. You can 1rm 2pl8 and still look completely DYEL. You don’t start looking big IMO until you can do 5x5 2pl8 or more every session.

    >t. Benches 330 lb

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >Don't start looking big until 2 pl8 for 5x5
      Maybe if you're a twinkshit and anglemaxx and light fraud. Otherwise you still look dyel.
      t. 400 lb bencher

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Pretty impressive bench if true, although I don’t believe you. Post bench. How long have you been lifting?

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          https://youtube.com/shorts/cNLYwudou4U?feature=share
          7 years seriously, about a year before that was fucking around in the gym not knowing what I was doing

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            >that gut
            Cmon bro... nice bench but you need to cut. Here’s me finishing 330 and looking DYEL. Would post vid but it has the spotter in it

            • 3 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              The goal is to cut after 405 bench, though I might make a pitstop and go for 225 ohp first. And my arch makes my stomach look way worse than it is.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >t. 400 lb bencher
        Either roided or obese, but most likely just a larp. In any case you're wrong, and I bet you look like shit.

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          Not a larp, just posted the video, I'm fat though, 265 at 5'9. 495/400/535 are my lifts.

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            Another question for you. How long did it take you to go from 3pl8 to 400 and did you bulk for most of it? I’m the guy doing 330. Currently 6’0 210lb and hoping to hit 4pl8 within 2 years. I’ve been lifting consistently for about 5 years

            • 3 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              Uhhh I hit 3 pl8 sometime in 2017 I think, started lifting seriously in 2015, so about 5 years to hit 400. Probably could have been faster if I had good programming the whole time and tracked my diet better. I had a couple cuts along the way too but mostly bulked. Sheiko's programming has been incredibly helpful for me to hit 400. Went from 345 to 385 in 22 weeks using his advanced medium load spreadsheet, then did some other programming and spun my wheels for a while, then got Sheiko Gold, spun my wheels for almost 40 weeks trying to figure out how to get my bench to move, when it finally did after about 4 weeks of exclusively 6x benching with only comp, 3 ct, and 5 ct bench as variants.

              >Either roided or obese
              >Is obese
              It's like I said

              You also said most likely larp, so wrong

              >265 2 inches taller than me
              >currently 166

              yeah I'll take my bb workouts and hot sluts checking me out instead thanks

              Bulk you twinkshit, it's good for you.

              Go on a cut buddy. I used to be an almost 300lbs bloatmaxxer benching 400lbs but its not worth looking like complete shit and having people treat you like shit

              I'm planning on cutting eventually. But 405 bench first. And I'm treated just fine. And honestly don't care about lifting for aesthetics, it's completely repulsive to me. The main enjoyable thing about lifting for me is watching the numbers go up.

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                Hmm interesting. Thanks for the info. I hit 3pl8 about 4 months ago, so my bench went up 15 pounds in 4 months. Hopefully I don’t end up stalling. I don’t really want to bulk hard to hit 4pl8 but will if I have to. I’m already 28 years old and want to hit 4pl8 and retire because I’m kind of sick of powerlifting lol

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                >And I'm treated just fine.
                Cope. Fat people are treated worse than healthy weight individuals. There are literal studies on this. Lose weight and see how much better you're treated.
                >And honestly don't care about lifting for aesthetics, it's completely repulsive to me.
                Fat guy hates beauty kek. Like poetry

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                I mean I have a fiancee, a good job, etc. I barely go out so there's not really much benefit to be gained from an aesthetics point of view. The fact you're insisting on it seems more like projection than anything else.

                >Hates beauty
                I respect bodybuilders and what they do, it's just not for me. It's the training itself that I dislike, not the aesthetics.

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                I’m fairly skinny and I respect strength more than I respect aesthetics. People who lift for aesthetics just seem vain abs typically have dysmorphia. People who lift for strength IMO are more well adjusted and just treat it like a hobby or self improvement.

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                You're gonna die early fatty lol. Keep thinking your bodyweight bench is impressive tho

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                >Almost 405 bench isn't impressive
                In what world? And it's 1.5x bodyweight, heh 🙂

                >Gonna die early
                Already said I'm cutting eventually. 5 lbs on bench and 25 lbs on ohp shouldn't take more than a year if everything goes well.

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                muh strength is just a cope for your shitty eating habits

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                Nope, I just enjoy making number go up

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                One day you'll look at yourself in the mirror and think about how shit you look. I can tell you're coping by calling others twinks in this thread and having a hate boner for aesthetic lifters.

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                Anon, 166 is an absurdly low bodyweight for someone that lifts.

                >Hate boner for aesthetic lifters
                Literally never said that lmao, you're coping hard right now and grasping for straws to justify being a moron

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                I’m 228 (frauding) and I think you are wrong. For a lean natty 166 is a good weight up to like 5’10

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                Maybe my viewpoint is skewed by looking at recommended weight classes for various heights for PL, so in that respect he is way too light. I suppose it's different if your goal is BB, but I don't really see why, wouldn't you want to get as big as possible?

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                >Anon, 166 is an absurdly low bodyweight for someone that lifts.
                Anon, not everyone wants to be an obese powerlifting fuck

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                Recommended weight class for him in PL would be like 83ish kg, if not slightly higher. That's not obese to the best of my knowledge

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                Being north of 166lb (women weight) is not obese. 166lb is only good if you're cut to the gills. The ones that try to ride 166lb year round look like this but then go online and pretend they're a sigma male 'thetics crew member.

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                >166lb (women weight)
                At 35% body fat maybe

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                I'm 175 but I'm 5-7 manless

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                >to justify being a moron
                only a moron would get severely obese for just strength

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                >How dare you enjoy things I don't!

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                >I'm eating like a pig, look like shit and ruining my health but atleast it make the number go up. heh you must be mad
                this is your brain on powershitting

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                Weak and small cope.

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                Lol dude you're mad as fuck, it's so obvious with how aggressive you're being

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                Its called high test since I'm not fat. You have alot of estrogen buddy and you can't even run a mile in 15 minutes

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                >You are.... Le bad while I am.... Le good
                Literal reddit small brain thinking, feeling threatened by me so you try to make yourself feel better kek

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                Who would feel threatened by a fatass? I could walk away from you at a brisk pace and be fine

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                >15 minutes

                Whoa fatty alert, that's walking speed lmao

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                Nice reading comprehension idiot. I was saying he couldn't even run a mile in 15 minutes cause HE is so fat

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                I was agreeing with you gay

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            >Either roided or obese
            >Is obese
            It's like I said

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            >265 2 inches taller than me
            >currently 166

            yeah I'll take my bb workouts and hot sluts checking me out instead thanks

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            Go on a cut buddy. I used to be an almost 300lbs bloatmaxxer benching 400lbs but its not worth looking like complete shit and having people treat you like shit

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        bobby bobby bobby you have this huge ego now that you decline benched 400lbs? your bench was at 395 on sheiko programming for over a YEAR, yet a 5lb pr makes you act like this?
        >

        >You are.... Le bad while I am.... Le good


        Literal reddit small brain thinking, feeling threatened by me so you try to make yourself feel better kek
        >bobby thinks anyone is threatened by him

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          Literally none of that post is accurate. I haven't even been on Sheiko Gold a year yet

          Who would feel threatened by a fatass? I could walk away from you at a brisk pace and be fine

          You, apparently. You're like a little Chihuahua

  15. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Normies are impressed if you can do like 5 chin ups, who cares

  16. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    [...]

    Really? In my normie gym even some zoomers bench 2pl8

    I could easily do that when I was playing football in highschool. My bench max was 295. I'm just starting again after years of being a lazy fuck where my only workout was working on my neighbors while drinking beer, and my job is in IT, so now my bench is pathetic. Hoping I can get back there soon. Feelsbad.

    It only took me a month of lifting to get to 2pl8 lmao people are just weak shitters

    Lmao imagine taking 1 month+ just to do a pathetic 2pl8 bench. I literally walked in on my first day to the gym and popped 4x10 with 2pl8 like it was nothing. Some guy was there bragging to his gf about hitting 1.5pl8 1rm and I just had to chuckle and shake my head. She left with me btw after I showed her my 3pl8 1rm, we got married and had 6 kids and her ex bf ended up killing himself I think. The craziest part about the whole story is that if you don’t reply to this post your mother will die in her sleep tonight

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      BLACK moron

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      That’s a cool story anon did everyone clap at the end?

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Fag

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Fag

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      bump

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Reply

  17. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    i lifted 6 days a week for 1 year and still cant bench 2 plate. should i get my test checked?

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      did you eat enough

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      No. 1 year of training isn't much big picture. You're fine, just keep at it.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      whats your height and weight?

  18. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    [...]

    Only bloatmaxxers can hit 4pl8 natty. Better goal achievable by most people with proper diet and training is 3pl8 while being relatively lean

  19. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    [...]

    Nope. No natty is gonna be benching almost 600lbs unless they have .001% genetics and weight 350lbs+

  20. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    2pl8 is shocking? that's like day one bench.
    Wish i was joking, with a spotter and bad form you should be able to push through 2pl8 on first day.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Post gut

  21. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    At 6'3 190lbs 2pl8 is hard, my ROM is the size of a manlet.
    Lots of fats bench 2pl8 though, they use their bitch tits to cheat on ROM

  22. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I hit 200x5 yesterday and felt good. I would say that's a bit above average at my gym but not impressive.I've been lifting for 8 months pretty seriously. I'm also 145lb though. I am hoping to hit 315 in a year or two but I'll have to put on weight to do that. Anything over 300 is solid imo

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      200x5 at 145 is really solid. If you can bench 50lbs over bodyweight for reps that puts you above 99% of lifters probably

  23. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Cursed as hell here. I have been benching for years, eating so much that I'm fat, sleeping 8 to 10 hours a night, pushing sets to spitting, screaming, blood faced failure, high reps, lower reps, deloads focusing kn perfect form, etc.

    I can barely bench 200 for 1RM on a good day.

    Just recent joined a gym (been doing all this with a home barbell, so not a lot of variation) so I'm gonna try to start doing all kinds of variations with machines, dumbbells, different angles, etc. Not sure what else to try.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Your shoulders healthy?

  24. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >normies are always looking when I throw it up
    fr bro i throw down mad plates and mfs all tryna peek me no cap son

  25. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Because it’s actually really hard for most guys to do natty even though everyone on here is shredded and benches 400. I was bigger than most guys and played defensive end in high school and I only benched like 250 natty. And I was stronger than most guys I knew after college. It’s only a joke once you start frauding. It’s something like 1% of men can bench 225. So you’re more likely to meet a guy 6’4 than a guy who can bench 225

  26. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Normies are weak

  27. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Nearly everyone at the ymca I go to benches over 2pl8 so I'm not sure where you're coming from.

  28. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >been lifting regularly for 4 months now
    >only up to 65lb per dumbbell bench press
    I'm not gonna make it am I?

  29. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Because people like pic related roid look like shit and still can't put up 2 plates

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Jesus Christ he looks like he got attacked by a swarm of angry hornets.

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