The bench press is perhaps the most recognized and famous upper body exercise. It has been suggested the bench press has its roots dating back to ancient greek times. For hundreds of years, there have been countless discussions inside and out of gyms regarding training tips, myths, and actual scientific facts for what can help with breaking bench press plateaus. With so much information coming in and out of the gym from “experts”, it's hard to filter out the good versus the bad. In this article, we’ll break down scientifically proven ways to maximize your bench press gains, break PRs, and how to improve your bench press gains!