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6 Ways to Improve Your Bench Press Lockout

bench press lockout

I used to think the bench press lockout was something raw lifters didn’t need to train. If you lifted raw and you missed at lockout, it was because you messed up something in your setup. Or so I thought. While the

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Technique Tuesday: Build Your Bench with the Floor Press

This week’s Technique Tuesday is about an often-misunderstood accessory exercise: the floor press. Many people are quick to trash the effectiveness of the floor press because it reduces the range of motion. It eliminates the bottom portion of the bench

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4 Push-Up Variations for Upper Body Strength

I consider myself a bench press guy. I’m built for it. I’ve got T-Rex arms and have always been better at pressing than pulling. And while the bench press is one of my favorite exercises, I’d be lying if I

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3 Bench Press Set-Up Mistakes

If you’re reading up on the bench press, you’re bound to come across a handful of consistent recommendations. If you want to press more weight, you have to do X, Y and Z. It almost sounds like there’s a one-size-fits-all solution

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Best of 2014: Videos

The next installment of my Best of 2014 series is a collection of my top-viewed videos of the year. I’m certainly at no risk of going viral like Charlie the Unicorn but with my partnership with STACK Media, my videos

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Posted in Lists, Tips and Tricks – 3 Triceps Exercises for Huge Arms

Everybody wants a bigger bench press. And if you want a big bench press, you need big triceps. And if you want big triceps, you’d better read my latest article on Don’t be fooled by the skinny, polo-and-Vibrams-wearing trainer

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T-Nation: 4 Bench Press Lies

I’m not an expert on many things. But if I had to list the top three things I’m most knowledgable about, it’s: Metallica history One-liners from Jaws and Jurassic Park The bench press And since my target audience doesn’t read any websites

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