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Stiffy

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[MENTION=895]Shrek[/MENTION] can you please edit this to "Bench Press - what would you recommend as an alternative/s?"

and give [MENTION=9251]Darkoz[/MENTION] a Mod neg :p thx
 
I say try all methods of pushing and pulling, settle on moves that don't cause pain after a protracted period, I think most unfortunately the bench press has caused more shoulder problems than solved.

i only say that because a lot of dudes use this exclusively with not much pulliin going on.

The barbell bench press is cool, just like all exercises, but as a pec builder you might be better off flying or picking up boulders.
as a triceps exercise it's a beauty but probably safer options like push downs.

but after 30 years of workouts under the belt you should know what's hot and what is not.
 
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spartacus

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an equally unnecessary movement for chest, just like deadlifts. there are so many choices to do, flies, dumbbell bench press, dips.

but, for those who may get upset yet again, if that is your choice of exercise for chest, then do them. I do.
 
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Stiffy

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You know Goosenator, I found the BP to leave my Chest feeling hollow.
 

spartacus

New member
I say try all methods of pushing and pulling, settle on moves that don't cause pain after a protracted period, I think most unfortunately the bench press has caused more shoulder problems than solved.

i only say that because a lot of dudes use this exclusively with not much pulliin going on.

The barbell bench press is cool, just like all exercises, but as a pec builder you might be better off flying or picking up boulders.
as a triceps exercise it's a beauty but probably safer options like push downs.

but after 30 years of workouts under the belt you should know what's hot and what is not.

keep it simple please. apparently there are exercises that do everything at once. maybe deadlifts are one of those magical exercises.:eek:
 
The Dead-lift

Yank that bitch off the floor, and then drop that bar like its hot, slam it down!
the negative is not necessary.

this is one exercise that requires a strong bod, not sure it really builds one.
 

spartacus

New member
The Dead-lift

Yank that bitch off the floor, and then drop that bar like its hot, slam it down!
the negative is not necessary.

this is one exercise that requires a strong bod, not sure it really builds one.

I agree. well put.
 

White_Lie

Look at Moi, I'm a Kunce
Been thinking about this for a week or two, you beat me to starting a thread Stiffy.

I tend to do flyes a lot more than presses and haven't flat barbell benched for a long time now. In bodybuilding terms, I think the flye and even db presses are superior.
 
Been thinking about this for a week or two, you beat me to starting a thread Stiffy.

I tend to do flyes a lot more than presses and haven't flat barbell benched for a long time now. In bodybuilding terms, I think the flye and even db presses are superior.

Yeah well I'm not too sure about anything being superior, maybe it should be worded like " a better option for some people"
 

White_Lie

Look at Moi, I'm a Kunce
Superior for myself, not really talking about anyone else.
Everyone will find they get better activation and/or results from some movements rather than others, you just have to find what works for you
 
Superior for myself, not really talking about anyone else.
Everyone will find they get better activation and/or results from some movements rather than others, you just have to find what works for you

"Yes"
would of been sufficient lol
 

spartacus

New member
I actually get a good pump/workout in chest from bench press alone.

my mate, who did 180kg clean many moons ago, has very little chest development.
 
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Stiffy

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What about different Bodily structures giving different results. Some kunce more suited to Benching?
 
What about different Bodily structures giving different results. Some kunce more suited to Benching?

At the end of the day you need to produce a template that works (strengthens) the complete shoulder girdle, a strength imbalance leads to greater risk of injury, so you've got mix it up, and not over weeks or months but over years.

The barbell bench press is a great exercise, it is just a coincidence that it's also a regulatory lift in powerlifting
 
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