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Never Use Thumbless Grip When You Bench Press

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The most dangerous exercise in the weight room is neither the squat nor the deadlift. It’s the good old chesticle builder – the barbell┬ábench press. While there are many ways to kill yourself when you lift weights, the bench press remains the most straightforward method. The reason is pretty obvious – you are holding a […]

Activate The Chest When You Bench Press

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In this post, I will present you a couple of ways to increase the involvement of the chest muscles in the bench press. 1. Lower the weight Your ego may hate it, but learning proper form requires a reduction of the load. You can’t make effective changes to your technique with heavy weights. The body […]

Myths About The Bench Press

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Myth 1: The bench press sucks as a chest exercise I used to believe that the bench press is the worst chest exercise in existence. This was a wrong notion. The bench press is a fine pectoral movement that can be programmed very methodically. We make it inefficient by cheating to lift more weight. The […]