Bench Press Trick to Cut Range of Motion (Without Arching!)
💥 BREATHE AND REACH 💥
Cutting range of motion is a useful tool you can use to increase your bench press strength. Most of us happen to be stronger off of a board press rather than touching the chest because you’re pressing a shorter range of motion. If you’ve already maxed out your arch or just don’t a great one going for you this trick can help you instantly cut your range of motion on the bench press.
When you breathe and brace on the bench press it’s unlike a squat or a deadlift because there’s no load that you’re directly supporting with your core. When you normally setup and brace while you’re in a good position you’re not getting the most out of cutting down range of motion.
Next time you go to bench think of reaching your upper ab towards the bar. We want to breathe and try to inflate our touch point. You can think of it as trying to meet the bar halfway. By doing this we’re driving up and shortening our range of motion on the press.
This is one of the few things that you can try out on your next bench session that will instantly make a difference on the bench.
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