View Full Version : Board Presses?

12-21-2004, 01:03 PM
ok..trying to add board presses to my arsenal of pressing movements..so what boards are they...are they 2x4's.. all i need is the dimensions and thickness and cost please...thank you

12-21-2004, 01:06 PM
Yes, they are just 2x4s taped to one another. A rough cut 2x4 is actually 2"x4", normally you will find them plained so they are 1.5" x 3.5". Call you local lumber company for prices...should cost you more than $10 for a 2x4x8'. you can then make all your boards out of that.

12-21-2004, 01:26 PM
dont get 2x4s

use 2x6's more stable

12-21-2004, 01:55 PM
I use 2x6 as well, but Eric is right that it's actually 1.5" in thickness ... as for the length, if you are tying them to your chest, 12" is fine, otherwise you may want something a bit longer so it's easier for the person to hold.

12-21-2004, 03:24 PM
if you want to, put a door knob on one end of the board, its easier for the other peeps to hold on to it.

12-21-2004, 05:09 PM
what are board presses

12-21-2004, 07:00 PM
A bench press done with boards on your chest. It works the triceps/lockout portion of the lift.

12-22-2004, 04:51 PM
I use 2x6`s also.

12-22-2004, 10:56 PM
Instead of taping boards together, you can buy strips of velcro and glue them to the tops and bottoms of the boards. With this you can adjust the number of boards fairly easily.

12-23-2004, 10:17 AM
for those of you who have no idea what a board press is click here

board press what it is. (http://www.prowriststraps.com/board_press_bench_press_boards)

12-23-2004, 12:34 PM
lil mase: thanks for that article link..it cleared up my question about the dimensions of the board and my thoughts on pin presses being the same as board presses..thanks..

sensei: how much would velcro cost...i am asking a lot about cost because i am a college student w/ pretty much limited money..