Tag Archives: bench press

Heavy Bench Press Workouts – The Choice Of Real Men?

| August 13, 2015 by Truth Seeker |

Harry TheBicepsFlexKilla unracked the rusty barbell and entered a state of complete concentration. He was no longer hearing the rhythmic sounds of the cardio machines tortured by permacutting bunnies in black legging pants. The infantile screams of the polished gym brahs wearing oversized or undersized tank tops were muted too. It was just him and […]

How To Use Dips As a Primary Chest & Triceps Exercise

| May 30, 2015 by Truth Seeker |

Most fitness and powerlifting media promote dips solely as an assistance exercise for the bench press, but the truth is that the dip can be a primary lift too if you give it an opportunity to shine. Have you ever wondered why the bench press is always treated as the Queen of all pushing exercises? […]

Is a 225lbs Bench Press Good For a Natural?

| October 11, 2014 by Truth Seeker |

After publishing the post ”Realistic Squat, Bench and Deadlift For Naturals: How much?”, many people have been asking whether a 225lbs bench press is a respectable accomplishment for a natural lifter. The answer is yes. A 225lbs bench press is a very good number for a true natural bodybuilder. However, the lift has to meet […]

Dumbbell Bench Press Vs. Barbell Bench Press

| June 17, 2014 by Truth Seeker |

What’s better – the dumbbell bench press or the classic barbell bench press? To know the answer, we have to look at the advantages and disadvantages of both movements. Advantages of the dumbbell bench press 1.Shoulder-friendly The main advantage of the dumbbell bench press is that it allows you to find a shoulder-friendly groove. You […]

Excessive Bench Press Arch – an Illusion Of Strength

| June 8, 2014 by Truth Seeker |

For a long time, powerlifters have been taking advantage of a loophole. The bench press rules say that as long as your hips and shoulders are in contact with the bench, everything’s fine. Consequently, many flexible lifters (usually young females) bend their backs to the extreme to shorten the range of motion and lift more […]

How To Bench Press Safely When You Are Alone

| May 16, 2014 by Truth Seeker |

The bench press is the most dangerous exercise among the popular lifts. A single slip and you could end up dead or seriously injured. Here are a few tips that will allow you to bench press safely when you are alone in the gym or at home. 1.Bench press in a power rack The safest way […]

Never Use Thumbless Grip When You Bench Press

| May 15, 2014 by Truth Seeker |

The most dangerous exercise in the weight room is neither the squat nor the deadlift. It’s the good old chesticle builder – the barbell bench press. While there are many ways to kill yourself when you lift weights, the bench press remains the most straightforward method. The reason is pretty obvious – you are holding a […]