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Odd Bench Press Sight

Was at the gym today and saw something interesting. Guy was bench pressing while another guy was holding a board vertically across his body. Is this to make sure he doesn’t decapitate himself? lol.

Think your talking about a board press, is this what it looked like?

http://www.criticalbench.com/board-press.htm

Yeah sounds like something similar to what I had to do years ago called the towel bench press, where you just put something, anything, b/w you and the bar to shorten the rang of movement. Its like the idea behind 1/4 squats.

Definitely board presses. Excellent for getting through sticking points.