Should I Bench Press in the Power Rack? (Solved!)

Should I Bench Press in the Power Rack

Who else has wondered, “Should I Bench in the Power Rack?” We’ve all been there. You want to bench press, but you also want to go heavy. You realise that there are certain safety concerns, especially if you’re benching without a spotter. That being said, you don’t want to be viewed as “one of those … Read more

Should I Drop Set Bench Press? (Explained!)

Should I Drop Set Bench Press

So, you want to know, “Should I Drop Set Bench Press?” We’ve all experienced that worrying time when your bench press progression comes to a grinding halt. Basically, you’ve been benching for a while now, and you look to regularly add weight to the bar. However, you seem to be stuck at a certain weight, … Read more

Can I Do Upper/Lower 6 Days a Week? (Revealed!)

Can I Do Upper/Lower 6 Days a Week

Who else wants to know, “Can I Do Upper/Lower 6 Days a Week?” So, you’ve tried a number of training splits including push/pull/legs and the bro-split. However, you’ve finally settled on the upper/lower body split, as you find that this works best for you. That being said, you typically find that most programs call for … Read more

What Would Happen if You Dropped Bench Press on Your Chest? (Revealed!)

Dropped Bench Press on Chest

So, you want to know what would happen if you dropped the bench press on your chest. You know as well as me, it’s unlikely to be good news. Plus, I know that this is a fear that many of you may have, especially if you’re lifting heavy weights, while benching on your own. In … Read more

What’s the Ideal Bench Press to Push Up Ratio? (Explained!)

Bench Press to Push Up Ratio

So, you want to know the ideal bench press to push up ratio? I totally get where you’re coming from, and in truth, I often find myself comparing various exercises. I find that this helps me to know whether I’m on track with my training or if there is a potential issue I should be … Read more

Does Slingshot Increase Raw Bench Press? (Explained!)

Does Slingshot Increase Raw Bench Press

So, you want to know, “Does Slingshot Increase Raw Bench?” I’m pretty sure that most of us would give our right arm to see a significant increase in raw bench press. However, as much as you eat and train, often you find that your gains aren’t overly impressive. Enter the slingshot. You’ve no doubt seen … Read more

What’s the Ideal Bench Press to Deadlift Ratio? (Revealed!)

Bench Press to Deadlift Ratio

So, you want to know the ideal bench press to deadlift ratio. This I can totally understand, as they are two of the biggest lifts in the gym, so it’s good to know how they measure up against each other. In fact, many people also like to throw squats, overhead press, and even bent-over rows, … Read more

What’s the Ideal Bench Press to Squat Ratio? (Revealed!)

Bench Press to Squat Ratio

So, you want to know the ideal bench press to squat ratio? When it comes to training we all typically aim for some form of symmetry. This typically starts out with the symmetrical appearance of your physique. However, with experience comes knowledge, and it’s not long before your aim changes to lifting a certain weight … Read more

Is 3×3 Good For Bench Press? (Explained!)

Is 3x3 Good For Bench Press

So, you want to know, “Is 3×3 Good For Bench Press?” You know as well as me that there are many different training protocols, rep and set schemes when it comes to training bench press. I would hazard a guess that most of us probably started out benching with the bog-standard 3×10. However it probably … Read more

Why Does My Hand Go Numb When I Bench Press? (Revealed!)

Why Does My Hand Go Numb When I Bench Press

So, you want to know, “Why Does My Hand Go Numb When I Bench Press?” Out of all the potential stresses and strains that you may experience through bench pressing, a numbness in the hands is probably the last thing you’d expect. However, if you have encountered this, you know exactly how real, annoying, and … Read more