View Full Version : Board press vs. Pin press

01-22-2004, 02:01 PM
I read through some of the posts for Board Presses and was wondering if using the safety pins in a cage would accomplish the same thing. Somebody already asked this question, but no clear response was given (something about 3-4 inches off the lift... anymore than that and you are asking for elbow trouble).

I imagine the biggest difference between the two is balancing the weight at the bottom of the motion, but how would that lessen the chance of injury?

01-22-2004, 02:03 PM
Pin presses don't really give a stretch reflex. They feel an awful lot different than pin presses.

01-22-2004, 03:36 PM
I hate pin presses. The bar tends to hit the pins and is a jarring sensation...with a board press, lets just say that your ribcage has a lot more 'give' than the pins of a power cage.

Also, the pinholes on most power cages are 1.5-2 inches apart, and unless your chest is the perfect size, it may not end up equivilent to the board press you're going for.

Beh. Get a spotter.

01-23-2004, 05:35 AM
With boards I'm able to stay winthin my groove much easier than off pins.

01-23-2004, 05:42 AM
Budiak is right.