Best Foot Position For Stability
💥 Foot Position 💥
When I was first getting into equipped lifting I was a toes back style of lifter. That worked great until it didn’t, I would find that when the weights started to get heavy I would have trouble stabilizing the bar and it would sway back and forth on the takeout.
By switching to a wider base with my feet out flat I was able to control more weight. It’s like setting up a tripod. If the legs are in it’s easy to knock over, but if you spread them out and create a large base you’re better able to control the bar.
This was one of the biggest changes I made that helped me increase my bench press in such a short time. Both Brian Forbes (@brian_thehulk_forbes) and Tony Carlino (@sirbenchalot1) are also great examples of this technique being used at a high level to stabilize and bench big weights in competition.
If you’re having trouble with the bar swaying when you’re trying to bench try this method and see how much more stable and confident you are with the press!
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