Want nice shoulders? Bench press.
Want a stronger chest? Bench press.
Want stronger pulling? Bench press.
Want to get big ol’ tiddies? …get implants. Bench pressing can certainly help develop your pectoral muscles, but it’s likely not adding a cup size to your actual breasts. Mmmk?
Which brings me to an important point. Bench press, or any lift for that matter, is a SKILL. Treat it as such. Any movement can be a means to gain strength if progressively overloaded. But with each rep, you’re building neural pathways from your brain to your muscles. You’re building a motor pattern.
The cues I am sharing today will hopefully aid in that process.
Bench happens to be one of my personal favorite, and weakest, exercises. Swipe through the gallery for some helpful cues.
Bench cues and breakdowns have been highly requested. I hope this helps and I am happy to answer any and all questions below!
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