“What do you bench, bro?” - Some asshole, circa every time a powerlifter or bodybuilder enters a commercial gym.
I want to start by saying that the bench press is, and has always been, the lift I have struggled with the most. I have been bench pressing since I first stepped foot in a gym - which is a long time to build up bad habits, poor technique, and unhelpful motor patterns that all work together to slow my progress in a lift that is, at face value, fairly simple.
Dr. Kevin Kraushaar's work with traumatised veterans, and time spent as a hobbyist beekeeper means that he sees unique similarities in the way that bees structure their hives and human hierarchy. While humans may be the dominant life form, these similarities suggest that there are animals who have evolved to exist and survive in a system that reflects modern militaries or production lines. Dr. Kraushaar intends to in future explore the therapeutic effects of beekeeping, similar to modern equine therapy, for the use of treating PTSD.