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Squat/Pull/Press: A 4-Week Strength Challenge
A 4-week program that takes you right up to the end of year with serious gains.
How to Prevent a Bad Day on the Bench
If you're bench pressing alone, you're doing it wrong.
How to Smash the 225lb Rep Max Bench Test
Even if you don't have to pass the infamous NFL 225lb test, these tips will take your bench press to the next level.
It Takes Two: A Better Way of Warming Up to Lift Heavy
Understand how your warm up is working for you in real time by performing double sets at each weight.
7 Hot Tips for Your Next Bench Press Competition
These seven tips will get your bench booming for your next meet, with advice on mindset, training, gear, and weight management.
The Truth About Your Benching Pain (It's Not Biceps Tendonitis)
A little knowledge may take you down the rabbit hole, but it will also take you on a better path to ultimate healing.
Strength and Nutrition: Smart Strength With Charles Staley
Wow, a variety of reader questions this week on bicep curls, powerlifting, and paleo.
6 Steps to Becoming the Bro With the Biggest Bench
Getting a bigger bench doesn’t have to mean giving up your Monday evening bro sessions or your Friday evening pump day.
The Greatest Inventions in Strength Training History
You've got to love it. So many fantastic tools are available for your strength-training program.
Warm Up to Lift Big: a Movement Prep Blueprint for Strength
Start incorporating these warm-up routines before your big lifts to get the most out of your workouts.
The RAIL System: Shoulder Mobility for the Bench Press
Basic movement resets can help alleviate shoulder pain during resisted pressing.
12 Simple Strategies to Boost Your Bench Press (and Save Your Shoulders)
These will not only increase your bench but will also take better care of your shoulders than ever before.
You're Not Actually Strong Enough to Bench
In order to prevent a nasty shoulder injury and to increase your weight on the bar, you need to have shoulder stability and mobility first.
Unstable Surface Training Is Only for the Injured or Deconditioned
A new study suggests if you're going to use stability balls for the bench press, you should ditch the barbell in favor of dumbbells.
For Hypertrophy, Longer Rest Periods Are Key
Traditional hypertrophy programs often use short rest periods, but a new study suggests this might not be the best idea.
EMG Analysis of the Bench Press and Push Up
A new study investigated the effectiveness of push ups versus the bench press, and found they have a lot in common.
A Lesson in Study Design (and the Bench Press)
A new study offers new insight into the repeated bout effect and how it relates to the bench press.
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