Corrine Baird. Benches. December 19th , 2017.
What is powerlifting? Powerlifting is a sport that consists of three lifts, the squat, dead lift, and bench press performed at maximum weight. Simple right, lift as much weight as possible and garner the largest total you can. This sounds like a perfect blueprint for what we want to do with the bench press. Mimicking the training style of power lifters makes sense for two reasons, one obvious and one more scientific. Powerlifters lift the heaviest weights in the world. The world record for bench press is held by a powerlifter, not a bodybuilder. It then makes sense from a purely common sense stand point to model what this group of people do. Secondarily, the science backs it. Training in a lower rep range (which we will go in depth on below) works for strength and power, which is exactly what we are looking for.
There is a seemingly endless style of benches for on to choose from when shopping for the right garden or backyard bench. There are backless benches which are very stylish and perfect for having a nice sit. There are potting benches which are the ultimate bench storage unit. A potting bench can, of course, give you a great place for your potted plants and are absolutely perfect for the garden. These potting benches also give you a place to store all of your gardening tools and other gardening accessories. Potting benches are awesome for the entertaining and serving of friends and family. Their featured drawers and table space are perfect for any person who has a lot of guests or a big family. These potting benches make it easy to prepare drinks or food wherever you are outside. A person can now even customize their bench for a perfect match of their outdoor surroundings. There are also Arbor benches which offer a style like no other.
If you desire a garden bench that requires very little maintenance but gets older more attractively than just about all other different types of wood benches, then the kind of bench you are going to need is a bench made of teak. A teak bench happens to be more pricey than other varieties of benches but for apparent reasons. When you are thinking of choosing pieces of furniture made with teak, you need to look at it not simply as an investment, but also as pieces of furniture that may endure for generations to come. Teak features an average life of up to seventy-five years and also has unequalled features unlike, virtually, any other wood types. It often is publicized as a symbol of indulgence.
Some outdoor wood benches have attached planters on each side of the bench. This type of bench goes great in any garden because it becomes the garden. In each of the planters you can plant various types of flowers that equally match the others in your garden giving even more beauty to it for many years to come. When choosing outdoor wood benches you should have an idea of how many you want to put in your garden or on your patio. Too many benches will take away the beauty of the flowers and other items that make your garden beautiful. If your garden can accommodate it, then maybe placing a few outdoor wood benches here and there will add beauty to your garden.
Search for Rippetoes guide to rep ranges and strength, it is an extremely helpful graphic for our argument here. The largest effect on both strength and power occurs at lower rep ranges, below 8, generally somewhere between 3 and 6. What does this mean? No more drop sets, no more burn out sets until infinity, more powerlifting style training. To put it simply, you need to train in the 3-6 rep range to get the best strength and power results. Also remember, you train for strength, you dont test for strength. Going for one rep maxs every week will not help you increase your strength, rather it will be extremely taxing on your central nervous system. Train for the strength, dont test for it.
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