The purpose of the barbell bench press is to maximize the strength of the chest and anterior shoulder. The exercise includes multiple groups of muscles in the upper torso, arms and neck. If you want to get extremely strong in the barbell horizontal bench press include the Vertical Chest Press in your workouts.
You will find if you train the exact bench press routine weekly on the Pendulum Vertical Chest - the athletes strength will keep pace with and most athletes will surpass - what they are accomplishing on a standard bench press. A great way to Get Strong.
A Vertical Bench Press by Pendulum