Posts Tagged ‘Bench Press’

Why Your Bench Press Sucks

When it comes to the bench press, I see it almost all the time. Everywhere I go it seems like there is at least one person doing the bench press, or variations of it, all wrong. I’ve seen the issues that I’m about to detail below almost everywhere, from the large commercial gyms where everything…

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Build A Bigger Bench With Specialized Equipment: Part 2

In the first part of this blog post, we went over 4 different ways to bench press that could ultimately help you build a bigger bench. For the bench press, you can use a standard barbell, dumbbells, Swiss bar, or Duffalo bar as means towards that goal, and the reason you want to change things…

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Build A Bigger Bench With Specialized Equipment

Having a standard barbell is one of the most crucial elements for any gym to call itself, well, an actual gym. The one that you’re most likely to find is called an Olympic bar, weighing in at 44 lbs and 7.2 feet long; with loadable ends on either side of a 4.3 foot-long shaft. The…

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From ER to PR: Returning to the Platform

What’s Wrong With Me? This past Saturday, Jeremy and I competed in a powerlifting meet. However, the process to get there and do as well as I did was not exactly smooth sailing, and there were times when I felt like what I ended up accomplishing, was actually out of reach. A little over 8…

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Move of the Week: Pause Bench Press

Christmas isn’t quite here yet, but Move of the Week is! Check out the Pause Bench Press below. THE MOVE: Pause Bench Press MOVEMENT PATTERN AND MUSCLES WORKED: Horizontal push: chest, shoulders, triceps, lats, upper back. WHY DO IT: Ah, yes. The bench press, a powerlifting staple and as such, one of the most ubiquitous exercises in…

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Move of the Week: Barbell Floor Press

Hopefully, you all enjoyed the very first installment of Move of the Week. Here’s the second installment: the barbell floor press!  THE MOVE: Barbell Floor Press MOVEMENT PATTERN AND MUSCLES WORKED: Horizontal pushing pattern: chest, shoulders, lats, upper back, and triceps. WHY DO IT: When done correctly, the bench press develops upper body strength and muscle mass like few…

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A Year of Powerlifting

I spent my last year solely focused on 3 things: my Deadlift, Squat and Bench Press. What I learned not only allowed me to increase my total by 325 lbs. (from 1045 to 1370) in 9 months, but has also given me a great deal of insight into the technical precision needed to accomplish each…

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