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Death of the Bench Press

By Susan Howard

Back in the olden days Bros would go to the gym with a single goal, to get HUGE. The crown jewel of dudeness was the amount you can press. Football players, body guards and regular Joes where all trying to increase the one rep max of their press. What happen to the press and why is what we are going to look at in this article.

The bench press is where you lay on a bench under a bar stacking a bunch of plates on both sides perhaps engaging a spotter to help you stabilize the load, and so you don’t crush your own sternum, lowering the bar maybe to your chest and extending your arms. The idea was to get a huge chest, triceps and anterior deltoid. Guess what, it worked. Guys got a ton of hypertrophy in those areas. Yes, they may have had difficulty scratching their backs from just about any angle because of their anterior ..read more

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