bench press

The goal of this free program is for you to increase whole-body strength and power, as measured by 1RM in deadlift, power clean, and bench press.
Every Sunday we post the "Sunday Seven" so you can quickly see the seven most popular articles of the week. This week: sumo deadlift high pull, snatch, handstand push up corrections, and more!
What would you say if I told you one of the best ways to think about the bench press is actually in terms of a series of pulling motions?
While there is a large chance many of us will need to stop pressing due to the shoulders issues, there is no need to stop overhead work all together.
As spotters, we can push a lifter to lift more without sacrificing form. We can be a great training tool - but we need to follow certain rules and techniques for safety.
Plain and simple, a deload is a short planned period of recovery. Here are four ways to do it and why you absolutely must include it in your training.
Bodybuilders have long been ridiculed within CrossFit by those who seem to believe they train better, harder, and more effectively. But is that reality? And what can we all learn from them?
Development of power output is critical for athletes. Do you know what percentage of your 1RM to use to maximize power? What if it all depended on the length of your bones?
We all have different goals, but many of us lift the same way. Scientists looked at four different lifting protocols and their affect on the body. This info may help you adjust your training.
At a meet on March 24, 2013, Efferding set a new raw record - lifting a total of 2,303 lbs. His 2,303 raw record was set with a 865.2 squat, a 600.7 bench press, and a 837.5 deadlift.
Why is the bench press considered a strength movement and the push up considered an endurance movement? Let's talk about this and why it's not actually true.
This may be the only article you ever read that tells you how to bench press, but then tells you not to bench press. Here are 7 tips for doing it right, and why I think you shouldn't do it often.
Is the brain capable of detecting small imbalances in a loaded barbell? Does it matter that the plates match on each side? Science takes a look at what happens when you load the barbell all crazy.
Here are five sure-fire upper body routines that can be a part of any strength, power, weight-loss, and/or general fitness program. I’ve also attached recording forms for you to log your workouts.
The horrors of the Halloween season make me think of the even scarier things I see every day in the gym when new trainees attempt to do the squat, deadlift, and bench press.
The NFL's 225 pound bench press test is notorious and challenging. Researchers now believe, using an equation, that it is also an accurate predictor of bench press 1RM. Try it out yourself and see.
This week's Friday Flick is a compilation of record-setting lifts by legendary powerlifter Ed Coan. Coan earned world titles in 4 different weight classes and is considered the best ever.