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How much is your bench press worth?

I have become fascinated by the effect of different body size and shape on performance, both in sport and in the weight room. It is pretty obvious in some sports – the tall person is almost certainly going to do better in a sport like basketball than the short one. Not only is he taller, but she’s got a better reach. Height rules in many sports. But what about the weight room?
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If you either do pushups or wish you could do them better, take a few minutes to read this article that I wrote with Bret Contreras, called The Best Damn Push-Ups Article, Period. Bret is a very smart guy both academically and experientially (maybe not a word, but I’m going to use it anyhow), and he’s a nice guy on top of that.
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