What the heck is a Bent Press?


Bent Press Explanation An article by Dave Whitley

Bent Press Demonstration YouTube Tutorial by Dave Whitley

Lunchtime Workout:

20# Dumbell Windmill x 3/side

Bent Press:

35# Plate Bent Press x 1+2+3/side x 3 sets
Total Reps: 36 Bent Presses

 

 

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Tuesday Dec 27th Bent Press Ladders


I spent my Christmas vacation reading Pavel’s “Power to the People” and tried a couple of things this weekend.

Deadlifts from an elevated position.  Held at the top for 5 seconds before lowering.  325#, 375#, 400#

Bent Press with a 55# (35# barbell and two 10# rubber plates).  Quite awkward actually.  Must definitely work on the support infrastructure and balance to do more than one rep.  Also, low ceiling in basement is an impediment that I can make adjustments for by using the smaller diameter 10# metal plates.  There was also an incident involving improperly placed spring clips on the weights…. DOH!!

Tuesday Lunchtime Workout

Bent Press:

20# KB Bent Press x 3/side
35# KB Bent Press x 3/side
35# KB Bent Press x 1+2+3/side
35# KB Bent Press x 1+2+3/side

Total Reps: 36 Bent Presses

I’d like to focus on the continuation of the Bent Press Ladders and plan a “wave cycle” for improvements.  We’ll see how much my upcoming travel schedule allows.

Thur Dec 15 KB Bent Presses


Lunchtime:

35# KB Windmill x 3/side

35# KB Bent Press x 3/side

50# KB Bent Press x 3/side

62# KB Bent Press x 2/side

 

Focused on the slow isometric movement of the Bent Press.  Kept Lat tight and corkscrewed under the weight, standing up with the weight overhead, then lowered the weight back to the rack position.

Thursday Dec 8th Walk and Bent Presses


Lunchtime:

Had sore legs and glutes from the last couple of days, so went for a walk with a co-worker.  Afterwards, I did a few movements before returning to class.

Brisk Walk: 1.2 miles

35# KB Goblet Squat x 5

25# KB Windmill x 3/side

25# KB Bent Press x 5/side x 2

Dec 6th Hindu Squats and KB Presses


Lunchtime:

Hindu Squats x 10 x 2

35# KB Side Press x 5/side

Hindu Squat x 10 x 1

50# KB Bent Press x 3/side

Hindu Squat x 10 x 1

Kettlebell Side Press and Bent Press


Practiced several sets of Kettlebell Side Presses and Bent Presses with light weight.  Focused on slow execution and lat activation.  Kept the sets from 3-5 reps each.