Tag Archives: Bench Press

Old School Strength Training

Increase Your Bench Pressing Power

A friend of mine, not long ago, was stuck for two months at 218 lbs. bodyweight and a 205 lb. bench press. Try as he might, he just couldn’t seem to make any headway with his limit attempt. His training partner, who weighed 30 lbs. less than he, outbenched… Read more

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Strength Training

Doberman Dan Barks Bench Press Pyramiding Bites!

“How You Can Add Up TO 50 Pounds To Your Bench Press IMMEDIATELY By NOT Pyramiding!”

From my very introduction to the Iron Game over 20 years ago, (geez, that makes me sound old!) all of the literature, books, and courses I’ve… Read more

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Powerlifting Rules

Powerlifting Rules

Powerlifting Rules

Squat Rules – Powerlifting

The lift starts with the lifter standing erect and the bar loaded with weights resting on the lifter’s shoulders. At the referee’s command the lift begins. The lifter bends… Read more

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About the Bench Press: Bench Press Instruction and Form

Bench Press Overview

Movement Class: Compound exercise

Force: Push

Workout Importance: A

Primary Target: Chest

Secondary Targets: Front shoulders and triceps

Variations: Dumbbell bench press, dumbbell and barbell incline bench press,… Read more

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What is the Best Way to Build a Thick Chest?

What is the Best Way to Build a Thick Chest?

The bench press is the king of exercises for building a thick chest. If you don’t have access to a barbell, you can also perform heavy dumbbell bench presses. Whichever exercises you choose, make… Read more

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Strength Building Workouts

Ted Arcidi’s Bench Press Routine

Ted Arcidi’s Bench Press Routine.

This is a 12 week cycle.

  • Weeks 1-3: 3 sets x 6 reps
  • Weeks 4-6: 3 sets x 5 reps
  • Weeks 7-9: 3 sets x 3 reps
  • Weeks 10-11: combine sets of 3 and two reps
  • Week 12: meet day; open with a bench that you have done for at least
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