Workout of the Day
5 Rounds for reps:
Max reps bridged floor press
Max reps pull-ups
Bench press!?! Well, kinda. You’re certainly not going to get the kind of numbers on a floor press that you would with a bench but this is a cool movement and one worthy of our time and attention. The tightening of the core (transverse, rectus abdominis, etc) to a bridge hold puts the body us in a position that a big shot powerlifter would hit before pressing out 5, 6, 700 hundred pounds over their chest. You see, for them the bench press is a full body lift: tighten up the core, the legs, the back, lower and then drive the load to the moon, that’s how it’s done in the slow and heavy world. So today we forced you into that position by incorporating the bridge to the bench press. Cool eh?
For us, the bench press is functional too. But no more useful than say a shoulder press, or a dip, or a push-up. Adding variety to our workouts is what keeps it interesting and keeps us from that dreaded plateau.
I hope you enjoyed this little diversion from the usual today, I know I did.
Eric joined the muscle-up club today!