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Yo, How Much Ya Bench?

The three-step plan for setting up for a bench press PR.

Why the Bench Press is the Best Exercise

For the goals of improved strength, more muscle size, better athletic function, and even general fitness, the bench press is the best exercise. Here’s why.

Train Like A Man 2

Sadiv sets, terrible 275’s, pike presses, sprints and more.

Tip: You Don't Have to Bench

Think the barbell bench press is a must-do lift? Really, it's not. Here's why.

Tip: Two Quick Tips for Better Benching

Remember these cues the next time you bench press and you'll get a better workout.

Tip: The Toughest Bench Press of All Time

Master this lift and you'll dramatically increase your upper body strength. Take a look.

Tip: The Safe Way to Bench on a Smith Machine

Yes, the evil Smith machine can help you build your chest, but only if you use it wisely. Here's the trick.

Tip: The Other Exercise You Need to Bench Big

If your goal is a big bench press, this exercise is essential. Check it out.

Tip: The Only Good Smith Machine Exercise

This crazy-looking training method will improve your bench press strength.

Tip: The One-Arm Press Test

Have you become neuromuscularly complacent? Try this core strength test and find out.

Tip: The Number One Bench Press Mistake

Fix it or wreck your shoulders.

Tip: The Full-Body Bench Press

Want to build more pressing power and overall strength? Flip your bench. Check this out.

Tip: The Descending Set Bench Press Workout

Train for strength and hypertrophy in the same workout. Here's how.

Tip: The Cluster Method for Pure Strength Gains

Do clusters on the bench press, squat, or deadlift and you'll build strength fast. Here's a quick guide.

Tip: The Best Bench Press for Chest Development

Looks scary, but it's the best way to bench if your goal is chest size.

Tip: The 8-15-25 Chest Workout

Take a break from the barbell and try this for size and strength gains.

Tip: The 6-Second Trick for a Bigger Bench Press

A fast, easy, and scientifically-backed way to increase force production on the bench press. Check it out.

Tip: The 5 Bench Press Commandments

Blast up more weight... while using good, safe form. Here's how.

Tip: How to Avoid a Pec Tear

The bench press puts a lot of stress on the joints. Swap it for a variation that'll help you build muscle without the joint issues. Info here.

Tip: How a Kettlebell Can Make You a Better Bencher

Do a few sets of this drill before chest day and you'll perform better on the bench press. Check it out.

Tip: For a Bigger Chest, Do Headless Presses

Improve your form, build more strength, and hit your pecs harder with this simple adjustment.

Tip: Fix Your Shoulders, Bench Heavier

Fix your position and bench press without pain. Here's how.

Tip: Do This Chest Exercise Instead of Declines

This movement is far superior to the regular decline bench press. Check it out.

Tip: Do This BEFORE Benching & You'll Lift Heavier

Prime your nervous system before bench pressing to unlock your strength potential. Here's how.

Tip: Do the Reverse-Grip Smith Press

Looks weird, but it's one of the best exercises for big strong triceps. Here's how to do it.