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Bench Drills, Bench Press Technique -

This drill is awesome for teaching a lifter how to press with a good bar path and back tightness, in turn, keeping the shoulders safe and increasing strength!You may have heard the cue "press away from the bar", well nothing captures this cue quite like this drill. The vector of force is the difference maker!Unlike straight weight, bands, or pins where the force is applied straight down, with a partner you can have force applied on an angleThis allows you to feel a new sensation you otherwise might not have felt. Now if you're caught pressing straight up you will...

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Bench Press Technique, Leg Drive -

This is something that will help you if you're struggling with leg drive, stability, or keeping your hips down on the pad!I see many lifters take a feet close "leg extension" type approach to leg drive. While that's not wrong, or bad, I do think often times it leaves things to be desiredI teach this feet out, wide style of leg drive not as the end all be all, but simply as an alternative option which I think is a lot easier for the large majority to gain an appreciation for the details of leg driveOpening your stance is like...

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Bench Press Cues, Bench Press Technique -

This is an issue many lifters struggle with! You go to press the bar and immediately your elbows want to flare out and put you in a tough position to finish the lift. We coach this head on with a two pronged attack! First we look at technique.From a technical outlook, this comes down to a lack of back tightness. Primarily the upper back. You could feel like you're loading the lats and bending the bar but what are you doing with the upper back?Do you feel like your bodyweight is on your traps? Are you using your back to...

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Bench Drills, Bench Press Technique, Exercises -

These 2 bench press exercises are underrated and very valuable for anyone looking to get their shoulders tighter! Avoid injuries to your shouldersBoth these exercises really stress that "spread" component to the barbell. Both can be done with a wider grip to emphasis thatWide grip board press takes you out of a stacked joint position and forces you to spread the bar hard if you want good pop and force transfer off the board. We use the board to emphasize the triceps, overload the weight, and emphasize the spread even morePin press is the same way, except now its concentric...

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Bench Drills, Bench Press Technique, Top 3 -

Hard to beat these Big 3 activation drills for the bench! If you have a hard time connecting with your back, perform these and you'll have a new appreciation!Spreaded Take Out This is a double whammy because it helps you secure that spread to keep your shoulders tight, while having to use your lats to drag the band out into benching position. Can't beat it! Lights you up!Reverse Band Bench Row You're simply suspending a bar in a rack via bands. It's a phenomenal exercises for teaching you how to initiate the bench as a row, build up your back...

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