Results tagged “bench press”

Bench Press Bar Path

Where should you be aiming?

When Do You 'Make It' in the Gym?

Time to get to work.

Reverse Band Rows

Great one for shirted benching.

From the archives : The lost art of overhead pressing

I'm travelling for a couple of weeks (back around March 15). In the meantime, here are a few hidden gems from the archives. Enjoy. The lost art of overhead pressing Charles Poliquin takes a quick look at Overhead Pressing and...

Bench Bottom-ups

Interesting exercise.

Bamboo Crazy Plate Press

Looking for a challenge?

From the archives : Structural Balance Test

I've received quite a bit of feedback about this series, so I've decided to make it a regular thing. Each Sunday I'll be taking a look at one of my favourite pieces from this site's archives; complete with my current...

Foam Pressing

Love it.

Somewhere between 3 and 4

After reading Alberto's comment this morning on last week's 3 finger chins, I decided to try a few more. I was curious to find out just when things switched from a comfortable 20-30 (both hands, normal grip) to 3 (2...

Chin-ups and a Few Other Things

Missing a scheduled deadlift workout?

Trying hard to kill the shoulders

This week began awkwardly, with the shoulders somewhat tired following the impromptu weighted chin-up test. The chin-ups themselves were fine, but a less-than-perfect rep in the subsequent overhead press work gave me some immediate - and negative - feedback. Fortunately...

First Week Back

It's great to be in the rack once again. I'd almost forgotten what it's like to be sore all the day following a workout - something which I've experienced a few times this past week.

A New Routine - Sydney 2006

Time for a bit of fine-tuning.

10 Minutes of Benching

At the risk of sounding as though I'm in some sort of confessional, it's been 4 days since my last workout. Itching for iron vs time pressures - 10 minutes of benching it was then. Bench press 4x10@40/88 4x10@60/132

A Guess

Based on various reactions this morning (I'll spare you the details), I'd guess it was a mild dose of food poisoning that caused yesterday's impromptu events. Things seemed to have settled down by this afternoon - a quick bench session seemed like a good way to check.

Shouldering On

Following Monday's great start I've been trying to avoid standing for any length of time (as for stairs, well they should just be made illegal). Everything seems pretty close to normal now, but just to be on the safe side I decided to do the majority of the workout sitting down. Yep, a shoulder session. Shoulders have never been my strong point and I seem to have a tendency to avoid working them with the slightest excuse - all the more reason to be hitting them I hear you cry. And hit them I shall. Really.

Upper Back for the Bench

Just how important is it for your bench press? Over to Jim.

Workout, Continued

The latest planned routine seems to have been almost completely thrown out. The sets/reps feel about right (still adjusting to longer sets, but it's happening); however the days seem completely wrong. Today I decided to continue yesterday's aborted effort and...

Workout, Interrupted

I really need to remember to leave my phone behind when I head down to the garage. Bench press (15 incline, close-grip) 2x20@20/44, 2x10@40/88 Looks like another late session coming up....

The Lost Art of Overhead Pressing

How much? Time to find out.

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