Can I use the stairmaster instead of bench pressing? Can I use the stairmaster instead of bench pressing?

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    Default Can I use the stairmaster instead of bench pressing?

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    I joined the gym to use the stairmaster. I'm reasonably fit and love walking up hills. Thought it would be a good challenge and fitness training tool.

    I thought I was happy just doing a few press ups and pull ups.
    I lifted a few weights and now I've decided I want to get strong, too.

    I found SS and have been trying to learn to squat, deadlift and press properly. Done 3 practise sessions and feel like it's time to start adding my 5lb per session (I'll actually be using 5.5lb because there's only 1.25kg plates at the gym)

    I'm wondering a couple of things..

    Do I need to include bench press for this whole system to work?

    Can I still use the stairmaster on off days to keep my bf coming down and fitness up?

    I want to be strong, fit, flexible, injury free, look half decent.. I don't need to do it in a major rush though. I just want the best progression I can all together, rather than getting stronger and losing stamina, building stamina and losing strength.

    Am I too greedy?

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    Can't wait for the Rip-oste to this question.

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    You and 100 other guys. I though this Question was dead!

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    5'9ish 84kg 17% bf

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chicken.Legs View Post
    Can I use the stairmaster instead of bench pressing?
    Perhaps, if you can somehow get yourself squeezed under the stairmaster and press it up for 5x3. You could progress it by having increasingly heavy people run on it while you press it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BastiatBB View Post
    Perhaps, if you can somehow get yourself squeezed under the stairmaster and press it up for 5x3. You could progress it by having increasingly heavy people run on it while you press it.
    Do they make a safety for this kind of lift?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Oso Rojo View Post
    Do they make a safety for this kind of lift?
    Where we're going, we won't need safeties.

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    I am having trouble telling is this is a joke. The title of the post makes it sound like one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Matt James View Post
    Where we're going, we won't need safeties.
    Should he use a belt with this type of lift? Asking for a friend...

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