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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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Does Listening to Music Help You Lift More Weight?

Athletes are always looking for a mental or physical edge while exercising or competing. There's no shortage of ergogenic aids—ranging from caffe...

The 'Big Lifts' Aren't Great for Tall People. Here's How They Should Tackle Them

Weight training is not one size fits all. Certainly not all individuals are built or move the same. This world was not created for people who are a...

4 Weight Room Techniques for Elite Speed and Power

Sprinting athletes need to be strong and powerful. To run fast, an athlete has to be able to exert force against the ground, not only does the athlete...

The Strategy That Helped Tommy Bohanon Demolish the NFL Combine Bench Press Test

Tommy Bohanon's strength is the stuff of legend. We've already detailed the outrageous workouts where he regularly makes 400-pound Cleans look like...

Overcoming Isometrics: The Weird Exercises That Can Instantly Make You Stronger

Can you trick your body into instantly becoming stronger and faster? It sounds like a gimmicky sales pitch, but it's entirely possible. The answer: ov...

The Painful-Yet-Effective Strategy That Will Add Reps to Your Bench Press Test

One of the most common combine events is the Bench Press for reps. At the NFL Combine, it's performed with 225 pounds. At the NBA Combine, it's done w...

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. ...

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