[quote]Chris Colucci wrote:
i was just wondering if the floor press is more beneficial for muscle and strength gains[/quote]
More beneficial? Not really. Beneficial? Probably.
Like Evolv said, it’s about knowing why you’re doing the exercise, what you want to get out of it, and how you’re going to program it (volume, intensity, etc.). You’re getting less range of motion, but the muscle activation should be increased from the deadstop.
Back in the day, like up to the 1940s and '50s, the “pullover and press” and the “bridge and press” were both done on the floor and served as some kind of “chest” work (even though “training chest” was a foreign concept at the time), but it’s still not a direct substitute for the flat bench.[/quote]
Thanks for the explanation!