Equipped bench pressing brings lifters together more than anything else in the gym. It is the one lift that forces a powerlifter to completely rely on his training partners.

Getting the shirt on? Can't do it alone.

Taking a heavy attempt in a shirt? Need side spotters.

Setting up on the bench? Someone else has to pull your shirt and belt into position.

It's for this reason that all elitefts athletes look forward to benching at the Underground Strength Sessions. It brings them together and strengthens the bond of the team and its goal to help anyone get stronger. Through helping each other, they become better at being able to help you, our readers, and improve the strength and conditioning industry every year.