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The press is awesome; all hail the press; long live the press.  Now that we've kissed enough ass and gotten on our knees for the Barbell Purists, let's get to work. 99% of the questions I get asked are (sadly) about assistance work, so here are some of the exercises that help your press.  Remember that assistance work is only one part of the puzzle of training; and like any sized puzzle, it's best to start at the corners while keeping the big picture in mind. Dips. I love doing dips, although I'm 100% convinced they didn't help my bench...

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Question:  Just got done reading your 531 book. Looking forward to doing this. One question for now. What the heck is vag? Answer:  That would be short for “vagina.”  While some may see North of Vag as a misogynistic term, I can only shake my head and hope they were not publically educated; I’d hate to see tax dollars being wasted that way.  It is simply a rallying cry to not be a pussy.  And if one can’t see past the simple and obvious point I am trying to make, I can only hope they never vote or procreate.  The...

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