A new article on using the bent press to become strongman strong has just been put up at Breaking Muscle.
The bent press is a unique lift that was once quite famous due to the strongmen of the golden era. But as it is quite technical, it was considered a trick lift by some and became largely discarded. But as we learned in my article on the Jefferson deadlift, just because something isn’t popular, doesn’t mean it’s not useful.
And frankly, I think we need more trick lifts in our exercise routines. And really, it is not just a trick. The bent press builds lat strength and the ability to handle massive weights overhead, which aids in other sorts of pressing.