Sorry to disappoint, but this search is seriously limited in exercises without going into strange variations that have little effectiveness. Just because there is little variety, doesn’t mean you can’t create an effective training routine with these two exercises.
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Make sure to have a look at our horizontal press library to get an idea of the extensive list of exercises you can use to increase the strength, muscle endurance and size of the chest.
The barbell bench press is the staple chest exercise in strength and conditioning and something you likely knew about before searching for exercise variations for the chest.
The barbell floor press is an interesting and novel horizontal pressing variation that allows a move away from the traditional bench press.
It can be used as a bridge between cycles for those who are doing heavy bench press cycles. Or it can just be used to add variety into a training programme. It can be used by all abilities, as the range of motion is short than a typical bench press it will be slightly easier to perform but harder to set up.
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This resource was written by Sean Klein. Sean Richard Klein has thousands of hours of coaching experience and a BSc in Sports Science with Management from Loughborough University. He owns a gym in Bayonne France, CrossFit Essor, which runs group classes and a Personal training studio.