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    Ever hit the "peg" while benching?

    I feel like such a dick. I've been lifting (and benching) for 4-5 years, and this is the first time I ever did this.

    I'm not sure if all benches are designed the same way, but the ones in my gym have these two little cylinder shaped pegs that stick out above you so that you can put the bar on it/take the bar off it when benching.

    Somehow I managed to bang the bar into one of the pegs while pressing it upwards on like the second rep.

    I must have somehow positioned myself too bar back on the bench or something. Who know. All I know is it totally screwed up that set, and then it was all I could think about in the sets after that.

    Anyone else ever accidentally do this? It would help me feel like less of a moron.

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    constantly after doing flat bench and moving to decline, 99% of the time i do, i feel like a jackass afterwards too.

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    CLANG!

    Yes, I did this all the time. Once I did it while reracking a 1rm attempt. The weight promptly lost all upward momentum and I got pinned under it.
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    Yup, I've done it... Not for a while though. You just set up to far up on the bench...
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    Ah, good to hear. The dickiness feeling is gradually fading.

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    Nope, my eyes are lined up with the bar after setup. Its kind of difficult to hit the uprights.

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    I never hit the pegs anymore because I touch lower on my chest. I used to have the problem, though, especially when setting up too far back on the bench.
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    i have a few times, not lately though, but no big deal probably just set up to close to the uprights.

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    I usually just take a liftoff from my spotter to make sure this doesn't happen.

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    I've done it quite a few times.
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    I usually do it when I am in a groove and am pushing the heavy set and it will just screw the whole set!

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    Yep, done that before. I've also whacked the side or back of the power rack while unracking my 1 RM squat That sucked a whole lot more.

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    whats such a big deal about that
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    why not set a big goal that you cant acheive and get as far as possible than to set a goal you know you can acheive and only get so far

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    Quote Originally Posted by Outshine View Post
    I feel like such a dick. I've been lifting (and benching) for 4-5 years, and this is the first time I ever did this.

    I'm not sure if all benches are designed the same way, but the ones in my gym have these two little cylinder shaped pegs that stick out above you so that you can put the bar on it/take the bar off it when benching.

    Somehow I managed to bang the bar into one of the pegs while pressing it upwards on like the second rep.

    I must have somehow positioned myself too bar back on the bench or something. Who know. All I know is it totally screwed up that set, and then it was all I could think about in the sets after that.

    Anyone else ever accidentally do this? It would help me feel like less of a moron.

    Just do it on every set and rep in the workout thereafter. Then people will think you meant to do it....


    Seriously though you just set a little too far forwards. We've all done this at one time or another.

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    yeah at least the weight didnt fall off one side causing the other sid to fall off cus that makes you fell stupid as HELL!
    (i know from experience)
    and it makes you look like a wussy too
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    why not set a big goal that you cant acheive and get as far as possible than to set a goal you know you can acheive and only get so far

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    Quote Originally Posted by MidlandBDog View Post
    whats such a big deal about that
    It's loud and screws up your set.

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    Yeah I have done it before, one time it hit one of the weight clips that was on one of them that I did not see too. I don't care really except it really screws up your set.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MidlandBDog View Post
    whats such a big deal about that
    You can get really hurt...It throws the rythm off, potentially setting you up to drop the weight right back down.
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    ive done it during my first months of lifting. ever since, i sit further away from the bar.

    +1 on the noob cannon

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    I hit my 'peg' whilst doing cleans.
    Being a strong teenager means nothing.

    My wrists hurt, but some people don't have wrists to be sore. My knees have tendinitis, but some people don't have legs to get tendinitis in. I seem to be going backwards with training, yet some people can't even walk let alone lift 400 pounds on a daily basis.

    Dust out the vagina, and keep on lifting.

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    Anyone ever forget to take the pins out while deadlifting and get caught on them on the way up? Yeah, me neither.

    OP - I dont understand why you would feel like "Such a dick" just because you screwed up your own lift. You didnt hurt anyone or mess anyone else up?
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