For many of the lifts we perform, it can be highly beneficial to break them down to their simpler elements and focus on the small components that are critical to the lift. For example, performing the Clean and Snatch from the hang position allows you to focus on the most explosive and technically challenging part.
The lift planned for today accomplishes a similar goal, the floor press forces you to work in the range of motion that is most difficult for most lifters. It also makes the act of pressing more challenging by removing two key elements; the leg drive and stability created by the large base of support of the bench and your legs on the ground. With out these two helping factors, the lift becomes exponentially more difficult. In addition, the act of resting the elbows on the ground also removes any momentum normally produced by a standard bench press, having to break inertia at every press can be a challenging feat. Hope you all enjoy this lift, it's a long forgotten tool for improving pressing strength.
A. floor press
A. amrap 10 minutes
(50 yard) sprint
(30) toes to bar