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5 Reasons to Stop Doing the Bench Press

  "Let us not look back in anger or forward in fear, but around in awareness." -James Thurber Every guy loves the Bench Press, but there are many good reasons why you shouldn’t be doing them. Here are five reasons to stop doing the Bench Press and some options for replacing it. “Blasphemy!” “Treason!” “Burn the writer!” I know, I know, I know, but before you chastise me for committing the ultimate sin, hear me out. For years the bench was just a sacred a lift to me as it may still be to you. Every week there came back around that all important day, bench day. I would sit on the edge of the bench, breathe once, then again really getting my mind right. Then I would lay back, lift my chest to the bar a few times, check my right hand placement, check my left hand placement, check both again (as if they’d moved), then look at my spotter, nod my head like a bull rider in a bucking shoot and bench. Most guys have a similar routine before the bench. I worked and worked at it