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Bench Press Grip: The Magic Number

Use this simple math formula to find your perfect bench press grip, prevent injuries, and lift a lot more weight.

4 Bench Press Lies

If your bench press numbers are stuck, it's probably because you've misinterpreted the good advice of geared lifters. Here's how to get unstuck.

Bench Press More in 4 Weeks

To bench more weight, bench more often, practice pauses, train the bottom part of the press, and have a smart plan.

Master the Floor Press

The bench press may be everyone's favorite upper body barbell exercise, but its shorter-ranged cousin could be even better.

6 Heavy Bench Press Lessons

Shoulder pressing versus benching, avoiding injuries, the right grip to use, and why you should never miss a rep.

Finding Your Big 3 Lifts

Powerlifters have to bench, squat, and deadlift. But what if you just want to impress the ladies when your clothes come off?

Squat, Deadlift & Bench Options for Big Gains

Always going heavy on the Big 3 can lead to injury and stagnation. Here how to lighten your loads and keep getting better.

Master the Reverse-Grip Bench Press

Don't be scared. The reverse-grip bench press can be safely used to hit new, pain-free PR’s. Here’s how.

Fake Strength: Stop Arching the Bench Press

Re-think the big arch for bench pressing. It doesn't create any real strength, and admit it: it's cheating. Here’s why.

6 Stronger Bench Exercises

Most benchers have one of four problems. Here are six innovative fixes.

8 Tips From an 800-Pound Bencher

The soft-pause technique, extended ROM presses, the induction method, and other tips from a monster bench presser. Check ‘em out.

The Virtual Bench Press Seminar

The first rule of fixing your bench press is admitting your bench sucks. The second rule is that you must read this article and learn about the set-up, grip, ascent, and descent.

Lessons from The Dead Zone: The Bench

The dead zone is when injuries and frustrations mount. It can last a decade, but getting through it may be what gives you the biggest gains of your life. Here’s what to do.

How I Benched 400

Hitting a 400-pound bench is a goal for many lifters, yet few ever get there. They need this article.

Bench More to Bench More

Forget overtraining. One of the most effective ways to bench press more weight is to bench press more often.

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.

15 Commandments for the Big 3 Lifts

15 benching, squatting, and deadlifting tips to lead you to the powerlifting promised land.

The Truth About the Bench Press

What's the purpose of a big bench? Does the strength displayed there actually translate into real-life athleticism and pushing power? Find out here.

8 Bad-Ass Bench Press Tips

Here are 8 tips pulled from some of the sport's top pressers that will have you hitting new PRs in no time.

The Best Damn Bench Press Article Period

Everything you ever wanted to know about the bench press. If you don't come away from this with at least a dozen ways to beef up your bench, you didn't read carefully enough.

Dumbbell Floor Presses for Strength, Size, and Health

Master this exercise and you’ll build some new muscle and maybe even fix your nagging shoulder pain.

A 6-Week Squat, Bench, or Deadlift Program

A simple, foolproof program to boost up your big lifts in just six weeks. Check it out.

Big Bench Program for Strength and Size

The basics of benching, the fine points, and a solid 16-week program. Get it all here.

CAT, Plyo, and Board Presses

Compensatory acceleration, plyometrics, and board presses. Here’s how to use these tools for explosive bench pressing.

8 Weeks to Super Bench

Bench press plateaus can be long and mind numbing. If this program doesn't catapult you out of your slump, nothing will.