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One of the most common exercises in weight trying, the Bench Press is key in developing a strong chest, beneficial to any athlete. Whether you're trying to max out, gain mass or just maintain this powerful muscle, STACK is the place to go. Learn different variations and workout routines involving the Bench Press to maximize your results, plus gain training tips and trick from athletes and experts.

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Testing Your One-Rep Max? Try This Surprising, Science-Backed Trick to Move More Weight

Over the past two decades, the amount of research on post-activation potentiation (PAP) has skyrocketed. Most proven PAP protocols utilize a heavy str...

Bench Press Hurt Your Shoulder? Here's What You Should Do

Over the years, I have trained numerous athletes with existing shoulder ​problems that prevented them from ​​bench pressing heavy weight with a ...

Post-Activation Potentiation: How This Unique Training Trick Can Help You

Post-activation potentiation (PAP) is a training concept that has garnered a lot of attention among lifters and strength coaches in recent years. Why?...

Why You Should Train Your Upper Back Every Day

A strong upper back is arguably one of THE most important physical attributes for any strength endeavor. That may sound ridiculous, but it's true. ...

Why You Actually Should Arch Your Back While You Bench Press

Powerlifters are some of the strongest people on the planet. They train to lift as much weight as possible in the Squat, Bench Press and Deadlift, so ...

5 Strength Training Tips for High School Hockey Players

If you're a high school hockey player, I've got great news for you. You're old enough to start lifting weights for real. You enter the Iron Game...

Does Bodyweight Training Count as Strength Training?

Far too often, educated strength and conditioning coaches get caught up in what the hottest books recommend as the do-or-die essentials of exercise. ...

The Right Way to Test Your One-Rep Max (and How to PR More Often)

Some coaches tell you to forget about your one-rep max because the injury risk of testing it is too high. I am not one of those coaches. While I ag...

Why Bands Are the Most Underrated Training Tool in Existence

Everyone steps into the gym with a goal. Some want to be bigger, faster and stronger. Some want to lose weight and lead a healthier lifestyle. Some...

Are You Strong Enough to Join the San Francisco 49ers' 'Grown Man's Club'? It Only Takes One Exercise to Find Out

A lot of football teams have "clubs" who require a certain level of performance in the weight room for entry. Many high school or college teams hav...

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