I’ve been weight-lifting for exercise since high school gym class in 1978. Bench presses are one the main weight exercises I perform for the pectoral (chest) muscles. They are performed by lying on your back on a flat bench press. A barbell is lifted off the rack located over your chest with both hands. Then you lower it down to your chest and back up so your arms are fully extended. I usually perform up to ten of these for one set.
Around 2012 I could do around ten barbell bench press reps at 135lbs. Derek at Spiece used to spot me and help me do a few more which helped get me stronger. Ten years later, my barbell bench press has gotten weaker. Now I can only do about 3 reps of the same weight. I don’t know what to make of it because I have continued to work my chest every week. I do more variety now and include dumbbell bench presses. No one cares how much I can bench press except me so I won’t dwell on it anymore.