When it comes to lifting weights, I think everything that needs to be said probably has been. There is nothing new. Everything is a remix or resurrection of ideas someone else put forward years or decades ago. With that disclaimer … [continue reading]
Tag: bench press
Readers of this site already know that I dislike the bench press. After benching for 16 years, I gave it up for machines done either very slow or with static holds. I outlined my case against the bench press in … [continue reading]
I’m going to share my dark embarrassing secret. My bench press sucks!
Since I started lifting weights in 1994, there have only been three periods where I could bench more than my weight. And then I could only muster up … [continue reading]
Of all the gym exercises, the bench press is the one that has been the most challenging. Tall ectomorphs have long arms and small wrists. Getting under a decent amount of weight and pushing it straight up is tough. Guys … [continue reading]