I have benching for a long time but last week, for the first time ever, the barbell nearly crashed on my stomach/chest when lifting 185 lbs for my 8th rep. This is no where near my max of 230 lbs. What happened was that my left wrist broke backwards and caused me to freak out and overcompensate by pushing forward. I eventually had to do a reverse curl to get the bar off of me.
Yesterday I was going for my 9th rep at 185 lbs and I got stuck. I had to yell for help.
Now I am so freaked out of benching now (I literally fear the whole exercise) that I am thinking of moving towards dumbbell presses.
Can someone give me advice or tell me what has happened to me?
Will dumbbell presses give me the same workout?