We’re the most overeducated, under-producing group of trainers and coaches ever. The one thing that’s never changed is that you still have to work hard.
And that is why I don’t care about the difference between someone’s incline and flat press. When it matters, I will give a shit. Until then, I won’t.
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It should be obvious from this guy’s post that he does train hard and he is trying to improve his bench, a pretty worth goal IMO. Trying to figure out what to do to help it is also a worthy goal. While I totally agree with Dave’s words, they apply to the general population and probably a small-medium percentage on this site. But if it is a given that someone is training hard then clearly there is some worth to trying to figure out the problem. And if you flat is almost the same as your incline (or worse as per some responses on here) that is a major problem and you have some kind of imbalance. Just like if you could stiff legged deadlift more than conventional deadlift or good morning more than you squat, something is up.
Training hard is great, even if you aren’t on the best program, and I would rather do that than train light and smart. But training hard and smart is a killer combo, I think even Dave Tate would agree with that.