The bench press gets a lot of heat for being a showoff move. But if you wipe away the layer of posturing, this is a compound exercise that hits not only your chest, but the fronts of your shoulders, triceps, and back — as long as you're doing it correctly, like this.
If the swarms of chest-day lifters at your health club are any indication, no one really seems to get sick of benching. But you might want a more intense take on an old standby. So next time chest day rolls around, be sure to take these for a spin.