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levronefan
03-14-2007, 08:36 PM
i have read a few posts regarding the difference in weight that one uses on floor press compared to flat bench, but no numbers came up. approximately how much more can you guys floor press compared to doing flat bench?

Stumprrp
03-14-2007, 09:07 PM
last time i did floor press it was my first time i did triples up to a 300 x 1 press, my flat bench is about 315 x 2. but i think most can floor press more then there bench i was just tired from triples.

betastas
03-14-2007, 09:16 PM
I floor pressed 235, benched 265.
I think normally the floor is less than the bench, however not necessarily. It depends on your triceps mainly, I would say.

jtteg_x
03-15-2007, 01:26 AM
i never really did floor presses because i never knew the proper way to set it up. is their any video/site that demostrates this?

Big o Boy
03-15-2007, 04:49 AM
Floor press w/ 2 sec. pause on the floor - 325. Regular touch 'n go Bench - 325-335 (estimate).

vdizenzo
03-15-2007, 05:33 AM
i have read a few posts regarding the difference in weight that one uses on floor press compared to flat bench, but no numbers came up. approximately how much more can you guys floor press compared to doing flat bench?

I floor press less than I bench. I think it is mainly because no leg drive can be used on the floor press.

Mike G
03-15-2007, 06:45 AM
I floor press less than I bench. I think it is mainly because no leg drive can be used on the floor press.

Same for me.

erik-the-red
03-15-2007, 07:52 AM
I'm also curious to know how others set up their floor presses.

vdizenzo
03-15-2007, 09:57 AM
I'm also curious to know how others set up their floor presses.

Er, um, lay on the floor.

Mike G
03-15-2007, 11:27 AM
I use a cage and set the hook low enough so I can unrack by myself. Then just lay on the floor and bench.

Guido
03-15-2007, 01:33 PM
I've only done DB's on floor presses, but I can do slightly less on floor press than regular flat bench with DB's.

RhodeHouse
03-15-2007, 01:33 PM
Don't worry about your floor press numbers compared to your bench. As long as your bench goes up, that's all that matters. You should bench more than you floor press because you have no leg drive.

erik-the-red
03-17-2007, 08:46 AM
Er, um, lay on the floor.

That's of course the first step. I'm more interested in what happens after.

Mike G's answer was good. I'll see if I can adjust one of the racks in my gym next time.

Mike G
03-17-2007, 04:54 PM
That's of course the first step. I'm more interested in what happens after.

Mike G's answer was good. I'll see if I can adjust one of the racks in my gym next time.

This is a vid from my last floor press session. Lighting is bad, but it might give you an idea.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yYaCjwF5C8g