The bench press offers a plethora of muscle-building benefits to the bodybuilder. But do you know the proper technique for the bench press? Without it, those benefits aren’t going to come so quickly. Now you can learn how to improve your bench press for maximum muscle-building power. Are you ready?
- You cannot achieve completely neutral wrists with a barbell, and with your hands locked into position, your elbows and shoulders have more freedom to move when you’re holding individual weights.
- Using dumbbells instead of a barbell will reveal and help fix any left-to-right strength imbalances
- Pressing with a bar means you are limited in how far you can lower the weights. If you have short arms, you won’t get much of a stretch in your chest, and that can limit muscle growth.
“Handling a barbell for the bench press is not going to feel the same as holding dumbbells, so we shouldn’t treat it as such.”
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