A little over a week ago I posted an article titled My Pecs Could Win a Fight Vs. a Tank Are Compound Movements Actually Making You Stronger?
In it I made the case that:
1) Compound movements (deadlift, squat, bench press, rows, chin-ups, etc) should encompass the base for most weight training programs regardless of goal(s).
2) We’re very good at compensating. I.e., not doing shit correctly.
3) Bionic Six was the most underrated Saturday morning cartoon of the 80s.1
4) As such, sometimes, it requires that ISOLATION exercises need to be given more priority because the “targeted” muscles may not be getting the stimulation required to grow (and hence, get stronger).
Nevertheless I went into some detail that, ever since I started including more isolation movements for my pectoral muscles like DB chest flyes, I’ve seen a nice jump in not only my bench press performance, but the “feel” of the movement too.
Meaning, the quality of my reps have improved and I feel more confident with a given weight which I may have been struggling with only weeks prior.
A little tip on bench press setup, as it’s something a lot of people don’t pay too much attention to…