Increasing Your Bench Press Without Bench Pressing
Part of the Pingry Schools Weight Room
Doug Scott is the Head Strength Coach at the Pingry School in New Jersey. Doug runs a comprehensive, well thought out, strength and conditioning program for all the Pingry athletes. Doug explains that training your neck often gives you unexpected results.
I have been working with a kid for about a month. In that time the only thing we have been focusing on his neck, gripper, and hip press. Today we went and added some bench presses - after not bench pressing for a month, in fact not doing any direct chest press work at all, he got stronger from his best 3x5. I thought that was interesting.
His workout was this:
Pendulum 4-Way Neck - 4 directions
Pendulum Neck - 10 degree nod
Pendulum Neck - 25 degree tilt
2 arm shrug (trap bar)
Row (underhand grip)
Pendulum Hip Press
The Pingry Schools 5 Way Neck Machines