An Expert's Tips and Techniques for a
Super-Productive Bench-Press Workout
Lifters often blame the bench press for their bad shoulders. Many of these folks hit the bench before they’ve accomplished an effective warm-up. A few cross body stretches and some plate swings don’t count.
A solid shoulder warm-up, however, improves bench-pressing performance and lowers injury risk. It takes only ten minutes and it's a simple process.
General to Specific
Warm-ups follow a simple progression from general exercises to specific exercises. The general movements wake up the nervous system and increase body heat. Specific exercises target the movement we’re preparing for.
Our bench press warm-up is set up followi...