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What is Your Favorite Way to Increase Your Bench?


#1

Just curious what other people use to increase their bench besides just benching more. If I had to choose 2 things it would be weighted dips and pin presses.


#3

Gaining weight


#4

Heavy CG bench + get stronger on chest supported rows


#5

What @GorillaMon says along with old school behind the neck press


#6

Curious you posted regarding seated over head press upping your bench in September. Change your mind?


#7

No still use it.


#8

So size gets you strength? Or strength gets size


#9

Gaining weight reduces ROM and improves leverages.


#10

Could you expand on this claim


#11

It’s no claim.

Have a 40" chest and 26" long arms. See how far you need to bring the bar down to bench. Now, have a 50" chest and 26" long arms. Note the difference in ROM.