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Is the bench press the biggest meme of all time?
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Is the bench press the biggest meme of all time?

>Doesn't really work out your pecs
>doesn't work out your arms really well either
>predominantly a shoulder exercise
>memers think it's manly or something

I dont understand how such a giant meme even got so big, it's the biggest joke.
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>>35548744
>bad form and low weight
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>>35548744
Don't you ever fucking post a thread here again unless you are contributing to the board
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>>35548759
Whats bad about his form senpai?
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>>35548744
Name 2 or 3 better exericses for building mass on chest, faget
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Pure strength training is a meme for faggots who still want to impress chicks but too hypocritical to train in bodybuilding.
Actual physical fitness lies in gymnastics and calisthenic combined with weights
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>>35548787
Dips
PPP
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>>35548793
Fail
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>>35548787
Dumbbell press and flies.
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>>35548744
>Doesn't really work out your pecs
>bench press

You're doing it wrong you piece of shit DYEL faggot.
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If you're mostly targeting your shoulders with bench press it would explain why you're a small baby who is liable to snap his shit soon.
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>>35548744
Yeah but how much can you bench bro?
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>>35548744
Arms in T position rather than an arrow spotted
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>>35548765
+1
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>>35548907
55kg 1repmax
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>>35548765
sorry it isn't a crossfit trapman thread or hurr high test traps you fucking closet faggot
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>>35548744
lol, first /fit/ got newfags to do SS. Now they're getting trolled into abandoning bench press.
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It's the easiest way to move lots of weight with your arms so it's seen as a measure of raw strength, but you are generally correct, it's basically useless as a mainstay exercise.

You're much better off using OHP and incline bench(and all the variations therein) as your main upper body exercises and supplementing with flat bench every once in a while.

Bodybuilders and powerlifters didn't really use the bench as much more than a novelty exercise until OHP was removed from Oly and powerlifting in the 70s. Big titties on men weren't in style either, so bench was neglected until it was the only arm strength exercise left for powerlifting.

Olympic lifters and actual athletes only use bench to help improve other exercises, if it's more than 10-15% of your workout, you're basically wasting your time

>unless tittymonster is the look you're going for
>NTTATWWT
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>>35550871
>bench doesn't even work chest
>bench overdevelops your pecs

which is it?
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>>35548926
>Has an absolute shit, woman-tier bench
>B-bench press is useless guys!
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>>35548926
There are women at my gym that do 75 kg bench for triples
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>>35548917
Idiot. Actually tucking your elbows uses LESS pecs.
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>>35551057
>>35551068
obvious b8 and you jumped right at it

>>35548744
The short answer is no. The long answer is definitely no.
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>>35548744
The "bench don't train pecs" is a misconception from people who try decline for the first time and feel doms the next day on the lower part of their pecs, which they think are "the pecs".
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>>35550746
It's a meme you dip
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>>35551262
Don't you ever fucking reply to my post here again unless you are contributing to the thread
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Is there a better compound push exercise that is just as easy to setup and measure?
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>>35548744
if bench was a shoulder exercise, i might do it more often.

if you aren't feeling it in your pecs, arch your back a little

>>35548902
>You're doing it wrong you piece of shit DYEL faggot.
this.


>>35550812
>thinks SS is a troll
give me one valid critique of SS, you fucking DYEL
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>not just doing the Press instead

Its the ultimate exercise, benchplebs need not apply
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>>35550971
Both if you're on steroids like 99% of bodybuilders were and are, bruh.
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>>35551294
floor press is the best horizontal press, imo.

>>35551317
literally why not both?
shoulders AND chest.
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>>35551323
>steroids transform the bench press in a schroedinger cat
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>>35548744
Really? This bait got replies?
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>>35551323
that.. isn't how steroids work.

steroids don't make you grow a big chest from doing deadlifts, man.

and even IF THAT WERE the case, just stay natty, and bench press is useful as fuck
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>>35551344
>bait
not in january, friendo.

this is fullblown NYRfaggotry
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Bench has been a staple of strength training for a long time because it works so well. You can argue that dips are superior as far as pec development goes, but tell me on which Upper-body pressing exercise you can progress faster as the average lifter.
OHP is way slower and weighted dips rely too much on relative strength

I wouldn't recommend to bench 4 times/week but you should see it as main-upper-body lift because of these advantages
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>>35548759
>bad form
>>35548902
>You're doing it wrong
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aG7n4XLM-Ek
here you go OP.

many pec gains to you and yours

>>35551145
common broscience myth, but in correct.
hold your elbows out to the side, and flex your pecs as hard as you can..

automatically your elbows will tuck into your side, as the contraction in your pectorals increases.

a wider grip is useful.
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>>35551332
This.
I like OHP
But why rely too much on a lift that you can progress far slower on and that works less muscles at once?
OHP + Chest Pressung exercises lead to shoulder imbalance in the long run if you don't work your Rear delts hard.
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>>35551432
>if you don't work your Rear delts hard.
when you row, tuck the bar into your waist/lower belly

this maximizes rear delt recruitment.

facepulls/rear delt flyes/rear delt rows should be a staple accessory, as should side lat raises and shrugs.
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>>35551409
sorry, wrong video.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rBX0CY-h9hs

at around 2 mins...

there is another video where he explains this concept better, but i couldn't find it.
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>>35551409#
If you need to arch your back to really use the pecs, you are essentially converting the bench press in a decline bench press. Why not just train delcine instead.
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>>35548744
>guaranteed replies
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>>35548744
Yeah no you're incredibly wrong. Get your bench press to 3pl8 and come back and show me your small chest. Oh wait it will be huge.
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>>35548787
Dips
Barbell flies
Dumbbell press
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>>35552120
>Barbell flies
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