The bench press is definitely the most popular chest exercising and a staple of almost every chest workout. The problem is, that lots of guys can’t do them without ache. Whether it be pain in the shoulders, wrists or elbows, the bench press exert can wreak havoc on those joints of yours unless you are careful.
In a quest to bench more weight guys will do all sorts of crazy things during the course of its lift. They will arch their backs way off the bench or bouncing the bar off their chest. Well, plainly both of those things are wrong. However, in this video I present you that even touching the bar to your chest during the barbell bench press is not the best idea long term. The extra few inches you get by touching the chest sets the AC joints in your shoulders at a much greater hazard of injury.
In either occurrence, there might be a better bench press exert anyway. The underhand bench or reverse grip bench press is not only a safer alternative but one that could add more size to your chest! Research shows that you get incredible upper chest and mid chest activating during the lift( some even tell more than during the course of its incline bench press !) In fact, using the exercising is one of my best bench press tips-off I devote my pro athletes to add mass to their chest and save their shoulder joints in the process.
Of course with any video on how to bench press, form is key. So take a few moments to watch this video and see how you can nail the form on this chest exercising alternative.
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