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How To: Bench Press

how to bench press

Everyday in the gym I see a different person bench pressing horribly wrong. It sucks because they’re cheating themselves out of getting the best chest workout possible, in fact they’re probably not activating their pecs whatsoever.

Not only does bad form limit the use of your chest muscles, but it also puts excessive stress on the shoulder girdle and triceps. Using bad form significantly increases the risk of shoulder injury, significantly decreases power, and takes all of the emphasis off of the chest muscles. If you dumbbell/barbell bench press regularly, watch this video and make sure your form matches up. A slight form change could very well spark the robust, new growth that you’ve been searching for.

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Bryan DiSanto

Bryan DiSanto

Founder & Editor-in-Chief at Lean It UP
ELLO ELLO I'm Bryan DiSanto. I'm the Founder & Editor-in-Chief of Lean It UP, a CPT/CSN/Fitness Coach, Chef trained at Le Cordon Bleu – Paris, NYU graduate, ex-fat kid, and all-around fitness junkie.

I also contribute to Men's Health Magazine.

When I'm not working on my abs (or somebody else’s), whipping up avocado roses and avocado toast, or running a Tough Mudder, I'm probably yelling at a Carolina Panthers game somewhere.

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Bryan DiSanto