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.