Why is Monday “International” Chest Day? (Here’s 5 Reasons Why)

Why is Monday Chest Day

I can pretty much guarantee that if you enter a gym anywhere in the world on a Monday you’ll see people training chest. Basically, Monday is “International Chest Day”. Go on, admit it, if you’re training a bro-split, you also train chest every Monday without fail. In fact, I’m sure that many of us subconsciously … Read more

Does a Girl Sitting on a Guy’s Lap During Bench Press Really Work? (Revealed!)

Girl Sitting on Guy During Bench Press

Anyone else heard about the girl sitting on a guy during bench press? This was a sensation sweeping the internet for a number of years. Basically, it was said that a guy would be able to perform more reps on bench press while a girl is sitting on his lap. And the main reason given … Read more

Should I Pause at the Bottom of Bench Press? (Solved!)

Should I Pause at the Bottom of Bench Press

To pause or not to pause, that is the bench press question? If only it was that clear-cut, here’s what you need to know. Pausing at the bottom of bench press is the best way to improve strength. Plus, your pecs are most activated at the bottom of the bench press. Therefore, if you struggle … Read more

Why Does My Back Bruise When I Bench Press? (Solved!)

Back Bruise From Bench Press

It sounds really weird to even say, “Why Does My Back Bruise When I Bench Press?” I mean, you wouldn’t typically expect to get bruises without something coming into contact with the body. Plus, bruising on your back from bench pressing just doesn’t seem right. So, is this a cause for concern? Are you benching … Read more

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

Bench Press to Overhead Press Ratio

So, you’re looking to find out the ideal bench press to overhead press ratio. Both are fantastic compound exercises that will really test your pressing muscles. Plus, in the main, we can all typically bench press more weight than we can overhead press. With that being said, some of us find that the two lifts … Read more

Why is Elbow Flaring Bad For Bench Press? (Explained!)

Why is Elbow Flaring Bad For Bench Press

Elbow flaring has long been considered the arch-enemy of bench pressing, but is it really that bad? You’ll typically hear that flaring your elbows when bench pressing is inefficient, plus it will also place undue stress on the shoulder joint. And yet, you’ve probably seen countless trainers, experts, and YouTube wannabes consistently bench press with … Read more

Why Do My Traps Hurt After Bench Press? (Explained!)

Why Do My Traps Hurt After Bench Press

The bench press is probably the most prominent chest exercise, although it does engage the traps and upper back to some extent. With that being said, the last thing you’d expect after bench pressing is for your traps to hurt. However, this can occur, and it can dramatically affect the amount of weight you can … Read more

What is the Best Angle For Incline Bench Press? (30 vs 45 Explained)

What Angle For Incline Bench

If you’re looking to build your pecs, I’m sure you’re aware that you’ll need to hit your chest from a variety of angles. So, you’ll typically perform numerous exercises including flat bench press, incline bench, and maybe even decline bench too. However, something that you may not be sure about is the best angle for … Read more

Can Bench Press Stunt Your Growth? (4 Factors to Consider)

Can Bench Press Stunt Your Growth

I was actually surprised to discover just how many people want to know whether bench press can stunt your growth. However, it appears that many youngsters, and indeed parents, are worried about the impact lifting weights may have on height. I guess there has been a long-held belief that children shouldn’t lift weights, as it’s … Read more

Do You Really Need to Do Decline Bench Press? (6 Factors to Consider)

Do You Really Need to Do Decline Bench Press

I’m sure you’ve often wondered, “Do You Really Need to Do Decline Bench Press?” If there’s one thing we all want it’s a strong, muscular, pumped set of pecs (okay, and bulging biceps too). So, pretty much at the beginning of every week, Monday is chest day. And of course you head straight over to … Read more