Description

Lay down on a bench with your chest facing upwards. Begin by supporting a barbell with your arms above your body and elbows fully extended. Lower the barbell by flexing the elbows until the weight touches your chest. Return to the starting position by pressing the barbell upwards, extending the elbows, until arms are fully locked out again. Bench press variations include wide, standard, and narrow grips. Each emphasize a different set of muscle groups.

Equipment

  • Rogue Beater Bar
    The Beater bar is a 31 MM bar with no center knurling and has Olympic knurling marks. The shaft is black zinc and the sleeves are bright zinc coated. This bar is not made for competitive olifts, it is meant to be the bar that takes a high rep beating where the diameter of the shaft is not essential.
  • Rogue ES-1 Echo Squat Stand
    Just the bare essentials. This stand can handle your 500LB back squat with ease. We went back to the drawing board and came up with a squat stand for those of you on a budget. Still constructed at the Rogue Factory in Columbus Ohio, this stand is everything you expect from Rogue: a heavy duty quality made piece of equipment. We didn't cut any corners on this one. Now you can get a US made squat stand for the same price others are selling flimsy imports for.
  • HG Rogue Bumpers
    Plate diameter: 450mm (IWF Standard is 450mm). Collar opening: 50.40mm. Insert type: Stainless Steel.
  • Rogue HG Collars
    Our all new ROGUE HG Collars, with patented locking mechanism that will hold on repeated drops!

CrossFit Journal Articles

  • CrossFit & Powerlifting
    Several months ago I came across a link to CrossFit.com, and, after sifting through the site for a while, I was hooked. As someone who appreciates the value of hard work, I knew I had to find a way to incorporate this type of training and conditioning int
  • Benching With Louie: Part 3
    Louie Simmons can make you strong, but how he does it can be a bit of a mystery. Louie, however, doesn’t keep any secrets and shares his techniques with the CrossFit community at Powerlifting Certs. One of the most integral parts to understanding the
  • Benching With Louie: Part 2
    Louie Simmons can make you strong, but how he does it can be a bit of a mystery. Louie, however, doesn’t keep any secrets and shares his techniques with the CrossFit community at Powerlifting Certs. One of the most integral parts to understanding the
  • Benching With Louie: Part 1
    Louie Simmons can make you strong, but how he does it can be a bit of a mystery to some. Louie, however, doesn’t keep any secrets and shares his techniques with the CrossFit community at Powerlifting Certs. One of the most integral parts of understan
  • The Slow Lifts
    The slow lifts—the squat, the press, the deadlift and the bench press—form the basis of any effective program to improve strength, writes Mark Rippetoe, owner of The Wichita Falls Athletic Club and Crossfit Wichita Falls and co-author of Starting Stre
  • The Slow Lifts: Bench Press
    The bench press is the best exercise for absolute strength in the upper body. So says Mark Rippetoe of The Wichita Falls Athletic Club/CrossFIt Wichita in part 4 of his series on the Slow Lifts.
  • The Two-Ply Shirt
    Join Sevan Matossian at Ironwill Strength and Fitness as he shows us a specialized piece of powerlifting equipment for the bench press: the two-ply shirt. According to Willie Albert, a competitive powerlifter and coach, two-ply powerlifting is an incre
  • The Holy Trinity of Strength Training
    Bill Starr writes about the holy trinity of strength training. If you’re looking to build brute strength, you need to avoid machines and biceps curls. Instead, focus your time in the weight room on a small number of core exercises that hit the main m
  • Setting up the Bench
    The bench press is the king of lifts for bar stars, Globo Gym thugs and weekend warriors, and you’re likely to see a chest-thumping bench-off go down every hour in every gym in the world. Despite the popularity of the bench press, most people don’t kn

Olympic Lifting

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Coach Burgener knows more about Olympic Lifting than anyone on this planet. If you want to improve your snatch and/or clean & jerk then you NEED to attend the CrossFit Specialty Course: Weightlifting. If you haven't heard of Coach B then you should slap yourself. Check out these CrossFit Journal articles for more info: The Burgener Warmup, The Stance, Clean & Jerk, Receiving The Bar, and Snatch Grip Position

Power Lifting

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Improve your Deadlift, Bench Press and Backsquat with the CrossFit Specialty Course: Conjugate Methods. If Louie Simmons is good enough for the various NFL and NCAA football programs then he's good enough for you. Check out these CrossFit Journal articles for more info: Louie on the Conjugate System and Dynamic-Effort Day