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Old 05-09-2010, 02:01 PM   #11
Derek Weaver
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Originally Posted by Matt Edwards View Post
Yeah, it was a fairly bigoted statement on my part.

I forgot who I heard this from, but it seems as if the Press is the upper body strength execise and the Bench Press is the upper body power exercise. Does anyone else view it as so?
And if you don't think kettleball squat cleans are difficult, I say, step up to the med-ball
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Old 05-09-2010, 03:39 PM   #12
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Originally Posted by Matt Edwards View Post
Thanks guys. Think I'll go with the Press because of carry-over, functionality, and the added core work. Since I'm in college, the Bench Press around here is more of a macho lift and I'd rather not get associated with that population lol.
Depending on when you go to the student rec center to lift (or whatever they call it), not benching due to no benches being available becomes a real concern.

Just sayin'.
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Old 05-09-2010, 05:08 PM   #13
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Availability is a real concern now that I think about it. We have 4 benches and they are always being used with about 10 groups waiting to get on.
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Old 05-09-2010, 05:49 PM   #14
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i always feel a bit more tight (temporarily?) in the overhead position after benching, and i like to do clean grip sott's press/overhead squats afterwards
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