indehoy. Bench. July 13th , 2018.
The first and most important thing you must do to improve your bench press technique is to get a solid setup on the bench. Lifters that take a day to make big changes to their setup can sometimes add 20, 30, or even 40 pounds to their bench in just that one session. Before you have even taken the bar out of the rack, you need to put yourself in a position that is as advantageous for your unique structure and leverages as possible. Here are a few steps that can help you get into this position: Most lifters find it best to start the setup phase of the bench press in one of two ways. One of these ways is to lie down on the bench and push yourself back until your head hangs off the edge of the bench. How far off you hang your head will depend on the placement of the j-hooks (where the bar rests) in relation to the bench, so youll need to experiment if you choose this method. The other common way in which people start the setup phase is to actually sit up behind the bar, facing outwards toward their feet and the other edge of the bench. Benches are different everywhere, but most of them will allow you to get into this position without anything getting in the way.
The bench press, in its infinite glory is not the best exercise to show true strength. The dead lift, the physical act of pulling up as much weight as one can from the ground seems like a more fitting champion. Or what about the Olympic lifts, the movements that are competed on by athletes across the world on the greatest stage? Could even the dip be a more true testament of upper body strength than the bench press? Regardless of any of this, the bench press still holds a lure in our culture, and will for the foreseeable future be the only number that matures to recreational weight lifters. So how can you maximize your effort in the gym to make sure that your bench press numbers keep rising? Here are four simple steps that will surely help you add more weight to the bar.
If you are not familiar with Blast Your Bench routine, it is developed by Lee Hayward, a well-know strength coach. Of course, that itself is nothing new. There have been countless of bench press workouts developed and promoted by professionals and average Joes alike. And, just like Blast Your Bench program, they too promised amazing results in short time.
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