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    Floor Press in circuits for endurance

    This is the best way to use the floor press, but this is a great way to use the floor-press.
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    This is not the best way to use the floor press.
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    Well **** which is it?
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    Originally Posted by TheShadowMan View Post
    Ah blanket statements, gotta love em.
    With you there but just trying to spark a conversation and get people thinking about exercise. Some people may get great carry-over from their floor-press to their bench-press. It hasn't done much for me and I've found that there are better ways to develop bigger arms and improve other lifts.

    However, the floor-press is very functional in that it trains you to push from your back. You usually can't get your elbows past the floor when you're on your back. So, if we actually use the word "functional" in a useful way and say functional for what, then the floor-press is a very functional exercise for when you're on your back and need to push.
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    Originally Posted by North5evil View Post
    With you there but just trying to spark a conversation and get people thinking about exercise. Some people may get great carry-over from their floor-press to their bench-press. It hasn't done much for me and I've found that there are better ways to develop bigger arms and improve other lifts.

    However, the floor-press is very functional in that it trains you to push from your back. You usually can't get your elbows past the floor when you're on your back. So, if we actually use the word "functional" in a useful way and say functional for what, then the floor-press is a very functional exercise for when you're on your back and need to push.
    What does any of this have to do with an endurance circuit?
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    Originally Posted by North5evil View Post
    You usually can't get your elbows past the floor when you're on your back.
    OP, are there scenarios when you floor press where you CAN get your elbows past the floor?
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    Originally Posted by bLinkMoore View Post
    OP, are there scenarios when you floor press where you CAN get your elbows past the floor?
    I should also add, in terms of "functional", if you ever find yourself on your back needing to push and you're not in a gym, let the first responders take care of things.
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    Originally Posted by TolerantLactose View Post
    I should also add, in terms of "functional", if you ever find yourself on your back needing to push and you're not in a gym, let the first responders take care of things.
    You made the choice to let her up there, she'll get off when shes good and done.
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    Originally Posted by TolerantLactose View Post
    I should also add, in terms of "functional", if you ever find yourself on your back needing to push and you're not in a gym, let the first responders take care of things.
    I personally floor pressed a car that I was trapped under, was good times
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    Originally Posted by Ghawk21 View Post
    What does any of this have to do with an endurance circuit?
    I was thinking about things from an athletic perspective. Mainly a grappling or MMA perspective as those are the most common sports in which you'll find yourself on your back and in need of pushing. In this case I think the endurance would be more helpful than top end strength. Especially if you're building that top end strength with other exercises like other types of presses and other tri/pec/shoulder work.

    Now if you're stuck under a car and floor pressing that ***** off of you then that's a whole different ball game.

    You usually can't lower your elbows past the floor when you're on your back. You can flex your elbows more if you're on a weight bench and bench pressing, and I'm sure there are other situations where you can flex your elbows further while on your back as well.

    I'm a man. If I find myself having a baby, which is what I think one person was implying, then the first responders don't need to see that. Maybe that's a risky decision, but I'll hopefully live with the consequences.
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    I like that it(the floor) allows a safe way to get my chest work in, without worrying about injuring my shoulders. No sweat if I have to drop the bar either, long as the bar's elevated enough off the ground. It's great for forcing safety into the exercise.
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