View Full Version : a question about board press boards

02-07-2008, 08:52 PM
I want to add board presses into my training, but I'm not sure how many boards I should use? Should I get a 2 board? 3 board? 5 board? I'm just not sure what would be most appropriate. Any help you guys could provide would be great. Thanks, guys.

Ben Moore
02-07-2008, 09:33 PM
What are your goals? Do you train shirted or not? What are your sticking points?

02-07-2008, 09:59 PM
I'm at 250x5 right now, with no shirt. In fact, I've never used a shirt. I'd like to get to 315x1 (at least). Honestly, I feel like my sticking point is at the bottom of the lift moreso than anything else.

02-07-2008, 10:07 PM
I just use old textbooks lol.

02-07-2008, 11:14 PM
thanks bf guitar! I've been thinking of something to use instead of boards. Actually this dictionary right in front of me should do.

02-07-2008, 11:42 PM
wood is cheap at home depot, ace hardware, lowes, etc.

boards help top half of the press therefore i dont think boards will benefit you much. what do you normally do for shoulder work?

02-08-2008, 06:40 AM
a lot of overhead presses.

02-08-2008, 06:49 AM
An 8' 2"X6" costs about 3 bucks and will make a 1,2, and 3 board.

BPM Osgood
02-08-2008, 06:56 AM
I Train My Crew on Brds Every Week. We first use them on there Raw Sticking Point. So if there sticking point is 3" we use a 2BRD since it is 3" thick. If your using BRD's with a shirt start with a higher BRD and work your way down to your chest, this takes weeks to get it down to your chest but you will handle the weight much better the more times you handle it!

02-08-2008, 10:57 AM
Instead of a 2 board press I do a bio-dictionary press and instead of a 3-4 board press I do a bio-dictionary calculus press.

Integrals help me lift weight :D

BPM Osgood
02-08-2008, 10:58 AM
^^^ lol thats to funny!