Top positive review
Excellent collection of ideas to increase your raw bench press
Reviewed in the United States on November 12, 2018
This book is written by Josh Bryant, who is one of, if not the best bench press coach of all time. The book covers a wide range of bench press exercise variations and training techniques specifically to increase the raw bench press and gives evidence-based explanations for why they should be expected to work. The book is relatively short and light reading but is packed with lots of very promising ideas to try.
Most of the techniques described in the book are largely targeted at increasing neuromuscular efficiency as opposed to growing more muscle mass, though some of the suggested exercises probably work as excellent mass builders as well. If you're looking for a training program to use or advice on how to design your training program, this book does not go into these topics, but it does give good suggestions for things that you can incorporate into your existing training program.
The material in this book is likely to be more useful for advanced and elite bench pressers. That said though, beginner and intermediate lifters can probably benefit from suggestions this book as well, but focusing on the basics and just generally getting on an effective program will be far more valuable for them. The ideas in the book largely are targeted towards getting ready to move as much weight as possible and peaking than they are to generally building muscle and generating long term increases in strength.