If you’ve been lifting for even a minute, you’ve probably heard of the bench press — a powerlifting movement that lifters of all backgrounds work into their training for more upper-body mass and stronger pressing mechanics. It wouldn’t be a shocker, however, if you’ve never heard heard of the floor press, a near-identical movement that has you press from the floor. The former is a more utilitarian movement, bosltering strength and size while being sport-specific. While the floor press is more particular, it’s still deserving of the limelight.
Below, we’ll go over the differences and similarities of each movement and show you how to do them.