The bench press, one of the most beloved and frustrating lifts that can be performed in the gym. Barbell training journeys often start on the bench, and ironically, they often get stuck on the bench as well. In respects to barbell compound movements, the bench press can be one of the toughest lifts to progress at times.
Bench press mechanics are simple in nature, but begin to get more complex as weight continues to go up. The deadlift and squat can be stubborn at times, yet they tend to be a little easier to work with when it comes to grinding through sticking points and plateaus. The bench press on the other hand is a whole different animal. This movement requires precision and crystal clear fine-tuning when new 1-RMs are on the horizon.