Tell someone you life weights and they’re going to ask you one question above all others, most likely. “How much do you bench?”
The bench press is considered by many to be the gold standard in strength. The NFL Combine actually tests the bench press, so you know it has to mean something, right?
When you look at training, even my own training program, it’s clear that the bench press is one of the most vital lifts out there.
Of course, the question we don’t ask but probably should is, “Is the bench press overrated?”