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Floor Press Question


#1

I've never floor pressed before and I'm wondering whether I should expect to press more or less than my bench. I know the ROM is shorter but you also don't have the leg drive so idk.


#2

I think its fairly situation dependent. I floor press less than I bench, fwiw.


#3

Why not just do your warm-ups and base your training weight around that, just like any other movement you'd ever train?


#4

It is a lot like the decline. First few times you do it it will feel a little weird and you will use less weight than a regular bench. If you all do is floor press you will find it is easier than a regular bench due to the shortened ROM. If you are very thick without super long arms (ie the bar almost touches your chest in the bottom of a floor press) then it will be similar but you will have no arch or leg drive. But start off kind of light and then work up in weight after a few weeks


#5

Try using different grips. My wide-grip floor press is a little short of my 1RM wide grip flat bench, but my medium grip floor press is way lower than my medium grip bench press.