Are you training for a raw or geared competition? It makes a huge difference in exercise selection.
Truthfully I’m not sure what I’m training for- yet. I’m still just getting my feet wet and want to get my strength up a bit more before making more concrete plans.
When I do compete it will probably be raw. Just seems more honest.
Well, if you’re competing raw or want to build raw strength, floor press is not your go to bench accessory IMO. Floor press is more for geared lifters, unless you have a really big arch or the rare mid-to high level sticking point.
Essentially, most raw benchers fail within an inch or 2 off the chest, so movements loading the top half of the bench aren’t nearly as useful. Geared lifters often fail near the top, which is way they write a lot about floor presses.
A good portion of your work should be done on the flat bench itself. Other pressing related movements that will actually help your raw bench will be close grip bench, incline bench, dips, db variations, and even some overhead pressing. You’ll also make good hitting the back and triceps hard, along with some isolation for the scap retractors, external rotators, and rear delts.