Exercises You Don’t Need To Do Part II

If anyone is still reading at this site after an article bashing the almighty bench press was posted here, then allow me to reiterate that the bench press isn’t a bad exercise in and of itself. It’s just not an exercise that should be the focus of one’s balanced fitness plan, as it’s better as a compliment to one. As a matter of fact, it makes sense that some form of bench pressing probably should be part of your routine if you’re trying to have a balanced physique.

The focus of such pressing would be best suited in the form of dumbbells as the arc the dumbbell travels is a more natural movement that what a barbell affords. There is of course the arguable benefit of the superior hormonal response due to the fact that the barbell press can be a heavy compound movement.