The bench press is a versatile lift that can be used in all kinds of athletic contexts.
It is a strength that requires a lot of flexibility in the hips and a little bit of shoulder development, which means it is not an easy lift to learn.
It can be tough to get right in the beginning, but the payoff is great once you get there.
It takes a bit of time to master the basics of the lift, but once you do, you’ll find the benefits far outweigh any limitations you may face.
This week, we’re going to go over what to look for in the bench press and why it is such a versatile movement.
We’ll also look at some of the other different techniques you can use to enhance your bench press to make it more effective.
If you’re new to the bench, you may want to start with this beginner’s guide that outlines the basics, the pros and cons, and the best exercises to use to maximize your bench.
If your goal is to build up your bench, this beginner guide is a great place to start.
If you’re looking to learn more, this article is an excellent introduction to bench technique and the different types of lifts.
There are several other articles we’ve written about bench that cover some of these concepts in more detail, but this one is particularly good for beginners and advanced lifters.
If that’s what you’re after, this is definitely the one to check out.
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