bench press

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.
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.
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.
Doug Hepburn strict pressed 380 pounds back in 1954. He also shared with me his bench press routine, which he says made his press so strong. Read on for a little history and the routine details.
Does it matter what temperature your water is during a workout? Is there an advantage to drinking cold versus room temperature water? Science takes a look and the answer is not so simple.
What length of rest interval gives the best performance in the bench press? Does this change between men and women? Does it change between very strong men and weaker men?
Champion powerlifter and coach Chris Duffin goes over a unique assistance exercise - the band resisted bench press. This movement is great at building the static strength needed in your upper back.