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The floor press is a powerlifters best friend. The set up is simple, and the logic behind the motion is even more obvious. All you need to do is set up a bar raised from the floor high enough that you can get your elbows below it, then you perform the same motion as a bench press, you push. The great thing here is that you are just focusing on the top part of a pressing motion, isolating the muscle fibers that are engaged when you try to finish a real bench press. Also, the floor press takes leg drive completely out of the question, hitting your chest and triceps with full force. Train moderately heavy for strength and a little bit of hypertrohpy, think 6-8 reps per set.
Taking this into account, if you are looking for a piano bench to go with your Steinway piano, the two most common options are either a wood top bench, or the above mentioned artist bench (the other option would be an upholstered top bench, which while more comfortable, does not highlight the elegance of the Steinway piano as much as a finished wood top bench does, and thus is less popular).
There is another inexpensive version. The Bowflex Selectech Adjustable Bench Series 3.1 is almost as versatile but is quite a bit cheaper. Both models carry a 15 year guarantee, so if you make the decision to go down the weight bench route to fitness you wont find better value weight benches. Paul Rickett is a 58 year old Health and Fitness fanatic who enjoys sharing his experience and knowledge on both these vitally important topics. Over the years he has helped thousands of people to achieve their health and fitness goals.
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