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Board Press Advantages?


What is the advantage of using various amounts of boards during a bench?
How does the exercise change as you add/remove the number of boards on your chest?

thank you.


More boards=more triceps dominant exercise
Also, more boards generally allows for more weight while fewer boards more closely replicates a normal bench press


Spot on. Board pressing is very useful because unlike some of the other assistance exercises, you can maintain the same groove you use while benching.

It also helps me get used to handling heavier loads.