Most Overrated Exercises – The Bench Press for Chest Development

Most Overrated Exercises – The Bench Press for Chest Development

Do you feel like your bench press is doing good things for your functionality? About 10 years ago, it was common logic that a bench press had near to no transferability to life. Since our culture is not one of wisdom, it is only inevitable that a concept like this rears its ugly head back to the top of the fitness mountain again. So many people nowadays have brought back the bench press, insisting it aids with performance. From what I read there is some evidence to support that a bench press is an effective exercise. What is not clear though is who conducted the study and whether or not the scientists had a stake in the outcome of stating it was a good exercise. Based upon what I am looking at recently in the fitness industry, it appears people have confirmation bias in the field of exercise science.

Another thing to mention is that there are no longitudinal studies relating to exercise and sustainability, which at the end of the day is all I really care about seeing. If an exercise cannot withstand the test of time without injuring someone or causing severe dysfunctions, it belongs in the trash. Anyway, here is my perspective on the bench press. There is an alternative promoted on this video also. Hope you guys enjoy.




  1. Kris March 27, 2017 at 8:32 pm - Reply

    I would like to chat more all of these priciples lies along the same line of train that I do in accordance with what this system does

  2. Jim Parker March 28, 2017 at 2:37 am - Reply

    Good grief! This is me. I did lots of heavy benching as a teen and in my twenties as part of my (self programmed) S&C for rugby. Now as a 40 something triathlete I have t spine mobility issues and get some pain (on an irregular basis) in the anterior deltoid after swimming. I have a rehab progamme that’s working to correct these issues but the point I want to make is that people need to get some quality coaching so they perform the appropriate exercise with correct form.

  3. Ward April 4, 2017 at 8:08 am - Reply

    hey naudi idk if you’re going to read this but you helped me a lot on the course of the last two years , i had some shoulder and back problems after i started lifting weights (i was a swimmer before) and i could feel that my body wasn’t working properly when i got back to the pool or even go for a run (its not in a “rhythm”) like it used to be, i felt like a brick and disappointed , until i found your videos on YouTube which helped me strengthen my core muscles and stability, anyways im seeing all this hatred comments lately and i felt i have to write this ,thanks man

    • William Menzies April 6, 2017 at 10:28 am - Reply

      Thanks for the support and taking the time to share you positive experience.

      The FP Team

  4. Nick Cruz May 25, 2017 at 5:21 am - Reply

    Fix Tiger Woods. He has rotation issues.

  5. kim July 23, 2018 at 7:13 am - Reply

    Outstanding as always

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