My SFG colleague and Brother in Strength Jon Engum once told me this: “The secret to happiness in life is to put heavy stuff over your head.” I am in complete agreement with him. The Bent Press, once you are skillful at it, allows you to put a more weight overhead with one hand than any other lift.
More than the getup.
More than the one arm military press or side press
More than even the one-arm jerk.
Therefore, the bent press is a joyous activity. If enough of us get good at it, we can make the world a happier place.
I have been working on a book that covers my approach to the bent press and I am to the point that I need some willing participants to test drive some of the information.