Board bench press

The board bench press is an upper-body exercise that is commonly performed as an assistance movement for the bench press. It targets the same muscles as the bench press, including the chest and shoulders, but really focuses on the triceps. Because you can load it more heavily than a full bench press, it allows you to overload the triceps and lock out of the bench press.


  1. Targets lockout strength and triceps
  2. Allows heavier weights to be used
  3. May help lifters with shoulder issues experience less discomfort while pressing
  4. Time-tested powerlifting assistance movement

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