Author: Allen Cress

Allen Cress is a competitive bodybuilder, has competed in powerlifting, and is a trainer who has enjoyed unparalleled success in his field. In this article Allen explains his unique and highly effective hypertrophy and symmetry promoting bodybuilding techniques. This article is a must read for anyone looking to change their physique for the better. ...

If you're a lifter, I guarantee you've been asked The Question. It's almost like a prerequisite to even joining a gym: "Here's your towel, your member key, and, by the way, how much do you bench?" Although it's often asked nonchalantly, the true intent of The Question is to find the answer to an even deeper question: How much of a man are you? The truth is, unless you're a powerlifter, how much you bench is irrelevant. In fact, if your goals are primarily hypertrophy and aesthetics, chasing some number on the bench may be detrimental to your progress. Developing a full chest—one...