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Building a Badass Bench Press with Anders Varner, Doug Larson and Travis Mash — Barbell Shrugged #397

The Bench Press is a hallmark of the power lifts. Everyone wants to know how much you bench. In the One Ton Challenge, if you are going to make it into the One Ton Club, you will need a big bench. In this episode of Barbell Shrugged, Anders Varner, Doug Larson, and Coach Travis Mash outline the technique, mobility, and training to increase your bench and get in to the One Yon Club.


Minute Breakdown:


0-10 – How to increase your bench press

11-20 – Improving your arch for a bigger bench

21-30 – Improving mobility in the shoulders and chest

31-40 – Over extending your shoulders at the top of the bench

41-50 – Writing a program for increasing your bench


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“What is the One Ton Challenge”


“How Strong is Strong Enough”


“How do I Start the One Ton Challenge”

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Resources: One Ton Challenge Website

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Train smart,

Doug and Anders



Anders Varner

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