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    Bench press, no bench?

    Is it just as effective to do the original bench press on the floor without the bench?

    At my house I don't have a bench, so I just lay flat on the floor.

    Is this bad?

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    Re: Bench press, no bench?

    Bad? No, I wouldn't call it bad, I'd call it less effective. Do them the way you are, and yo may notice more development in your triceps, more than your chest. Until you get a way to do a real bench press, you can do what you're doing after you do push ups between chairs. Do them with your feet elevated, and dipping deep between chairs.

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    Re: Bench press, no bench?

    Off the floor would be termed floor presses. Powerlifters use those alot.

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    Re: Bench press, no bench?

    Thanks guys.
    And yes, my triceps are quite sore.

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    Re: Bench press, no bench?

    There it is.

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    Re: Bench press, no bench?

    I think you'd have a hard time getting much stretch in the pecs doing floor presses.

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    Re: Bench press, no bench?

    Actually people with shoulder problems have been told again and again to just go to 90degrees.....keeps alot of shoulder out of it.

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    Re: Bench press, no bench?

    Quote Originally Posted by Critical Mass View Post
    Bad? No, I wouldn't call it bad, I'd call it less effective. Do them the way you are, and yo may notice more development in your triceps, more than your chest. Until you get a way to do a real bench press, you can do what you're doing after you do push ups between chairs. Do them with your feet elevated, and dipping deep between chairs.
    a buddy of mine tore his shoulders up doing those

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    Re: Bench press, no bench?

    Just have to be careful then I suppose.

    Sorry about your friend.

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    Re: Bench press, no bench?

    Anyone can hurt their shoulders doing any pressing exercise, just have to stress and focus form. Even when form is spot on sometime bad things happen.

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    Re: Bench press, no bench?

    No, not bad at all.

    Use what you have.

    As long as you're stimulating your muscle, and offering intense contractions, you should be ok.

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