My name is Jules I am a strength coach at Revolutionary Strength Academy and Gladiators Academy. Here I train a lot MMA fighters, BJJ,, and Judo players. I have used your method for some time now and it works great for not frying out the CNS while these guys train their sport.
I want to sub an pulling exercise for push I have done this already but I wanted your professional opinion.
I have taken out the bench press and used it as secondary exercise, while replacing it with DB rows, Kroc Rows, and whatever the athlete was weak at the most.
I wanted to know what would you sub for while taken out the Bench Press? Would it be Vertical pull or a Horizontal Pull? And why?
I chose the to take out bench because the Military Press has provided enough shoulder work and we need more pulling power than push.