In the past, girls’ bench press has been regarded as a low-risk activity for women.
Now, though, many have been asking how it’s possible to do such a heavy exercise, as well as whether it’s even safe.
The answer may lie in the way the girls’ shoulder blades are positioned in the bench press machine.
As you can see from the image above, the girl’s arms are pushed forward and the back of the shoulder blades stay in their regular position, even if they’re bent.
The girl’s shoulder blades don’t have to stay straight, and they don’t need to be straight for the bench to be safe, said Dr. Rebecca Kohn, a physical therapist who specializes in women’s health and fitness.
The back of her shoulder blades, which sit in a straight line, should be pushed back and forward, allowing for an easy shoulder blade bend, she said.
In addition, the shoulder blade can’t be too far back, or too close to the bar, which can cause shoulder pain and injury.
“The front of the bar needs to be pushed forward,” she said, “and the back should be kept straight and neutral.
The bar needs not to be bent over.
You should be able to lift the bar without bending your shoulders, and with good form you can easily bench.”
If you’re looking for a good bench, she also recommends you get your bench press done in the gym, not at home.
“You want to get the most bang for your bench,” she told Shots.
“It’s a lot of fun and you want to keep doing it for as long as possible.”
If the girls are not strong enough, then a bench in the weight room might be the way to go.
“In the weightroom, you can get your bar up to a bar that’s over 40 pounds,” Kohn said.
“You can put it on a rack and have it at a height that’s comfortable for you, and that’s not too high, either.
So if you’re not strong, it’s going to be hard to bench as high as you can.
If you’re strong, you’ll be able do it.”
You might also want to think about putting on some weightlifting shoes and some heavy-duty equipment.
“I would advise them to use some weights and get a little bit of training in with them,” Kew said.
“But you want them to get used to doing a lot more than just a dumbbell and some dumbbells.”
Dr. Rebecca G. Kohn is a physical therapy physician who specializes, with her husband, in women and physical health issues.
She can be reached at Rebecca.