Ohhh…that’s not really doing it off the floor. That’s more like a Floor Press/Rack Lockout combo. The really question is what do expect to get out of it by doing it this way. [/quote]
I expect to get as close to a floor press as possible under my current training conditions. Obviously, I realise NOW that it’s not a real floor press. Well…I am lying on the floor and my upper arms are in contact with the floor at the bottom part (start for me). The height the bar is elevated is actually perfect. Only difference I can see is that I start from the bottom. So yeah, floor press / rack lockout combo.
So I lose the elastic energy thing. Starting from a dead stop. I’m inclined to say that it would increase ‘Rate of Force Development’, but I may need to use lighter loads for that?
Also, I guess it has the similar benefits to ‘squats from pins’ where you squat, but start at the bottom position.
I don’t train Floor press exclusively. I have a little shoulder issue to think about so I Decrease ROM then increase it ever few weeks. So I train Bench press using board presses, floor press / lockout thing, close grips, and DB variations. I train full ROM mostly with DB’s (various grips), but I do ‘work down’ to full ROM straight bar benching with the BB. It’s working well just now, but like I said, i’m quite inexperienced so my gains have still to slow, and my numbers aren’t great yet.
I’m guessing it’s unheard of then. Could just call it a Floor Lockout. I did do some searches to see if I can find any reputable site show it as a variation to the floor press, but didn’t, hence the post.