The floor press


Floor presses are a great movement for increasing tricep strength and the movement has helped my improve my raw bench. They also give additional variety when training the bench. Now that I am nearing 100% they are back on the radar. I hit 180 for 5 this morning. I will add some chains next week.

T-Nation.com provides the following definition:

“This is one of the classic max effort movements that’s stood the test of time. The floor press is performed by setting the hooks or supports up in a power rack so you can bench press while lying on the floor. Get under the bar with your shoulder blades together and shrugged into your traps. Tuck the elbows and unrack the weight. Lower the weight until your triceps hit the floor. Pause for a split second, then press the weight back up in a straight line. This movement can be done several ways. The first is with straight weight. Just warm up using three to five reps in an ascending pattern until you reach your one rep max. The second way would be to work up to 60% of your best bench press. When you reach this weight, you’ll begin adding one 20-pound chain on each side of the bar with each additional set until you max out”.

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