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Bench Press 101

Evidently, my new favorite lift is the bench press (or at least that’s what all the guys in the gym say!). Hey, everyone else has been doing it for years – maybe I’m just a little bit behind the times!  I’m definitely not the sharpest tool in the shed. In all seriousness, as someone who […]

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July 14th, 2009

Robertson Training Systems Newsletter 5.14 Pulling up your Bench For whatever reason, my bench has been feeling great lately.  I feel like I need to knock on wood so as to not jinx myself, but I can’t tell you how good it feels to have some decent bench pressing sessions. Even when I was competing […]

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Awesome Feedback

I’m a little bogged down this week, so I wanted to finish it off on a high note.  Here’s a nice little piece of feedback I got from a former seminar attendee. Enjoy and have a great weekend! MR Hi Mike, I just listened to episode 6 of your podcast and it’s packed full of […]

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Defending the Bench Press

This article was originally publisehd at EliteFTS.com Defending the Bench Press By Mike Robertson For www.EliteFTS.com The bench press is a great lift. Whether your goal is to develop a powerful overall physique or a barrel chest or just get brutally strong, the bench press can help you get there. Before we go any further, […]

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Bench Press Updates….

As always, I like to start these posts off with a little inspiration. Pictured to the left is my good friend and former Ball State University powerlifter Matt Wenning. I’m assuming this pic is from ~2002 or 2003. At the time, Matt was benching in high 400’s, maybe low 500’s. I got word (via the […]

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Yo, How Much Ya Bench?

Originally posted at www.t-nation.com Striving for the Big Bench I recently had the privilege of being an assistant coach for the USA’s World Bench Press Team. While I was there I refused to sleep more than a few hours a night; I wasn’t about to miss out on learning some kick-ass tips and tricks to […]

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