In this podcast, I teach you how to fix your bench press. This will involve leaving your ego at the door. Lowering the weight, working on your grip, learning how to set up properly. It will also involve a few training tips that can make huge differences over time.
Considering that the bench press is probably the most important and iconic gym exercise for men (and increasingly for women). It surprises me just how many people perform it terribly. Even men who warm up with weights that I couldn’t even lift still make crucial rookie mistakes that have an easy fix.
Problem is, those men will NEVER LISTEN. So I have two options.
I went with option #2.
What is so infuriating is that the common mistakes people make could be fixed in just 20 seconds. Either by lowering the weights and being disciplined or by learning a couple of tricks that take seconds to learn. Pulling your shoulder blades together helps push your chest out, reducing the ROM and allowing you to utilise your chest more. A win/win situation. Keeping your feet on the ground rather than lifting them in the air takes no effort at all, and will allow you much more power during a heavy lift.
Anyway, listen to the podcast if you want to learn how to fix your bench press!
I’ve written about this beer before, check out the article here if you want to learn the strength, calories, and beers that are similar. I absolutely love this beer, a great choice in the pub, and a lovely choice for a bottle of beer to drink at home. A perfect example of an English ale. Bombardier used to be brewed by Charles Wells, but is now brewed by Wychwood who are owned by Marstons. What an incredibly confusing situation that English beer has found itself in.
Matt Smith is the owner of Beer N Biceps. He has a degree in Sports Science, 10 years of experience working in the fitness industry, and has written for hundreds of fitness websites. He is a lover of good quality beer and believes that drinking in moderation can form part of a healthy lifestyle.