is the bench press that important of an exercise? i know its one of the main compound exercises and is one of the best upper body lifts. but ive heard from a few cases that it can cause shoulder injuries and all sort of other problems. ive read that many strongmen and olympic weightlifters dont include any benching in their routines and that lifting while on a bench doesnt have as much carryover to sport as standing ie overhead pressing. whats your thoughts?