2011/05/22

The Bench Press: Explanation and Information
"The bench press is an exercise of the upper body. For bodybuilding purposes, it is used to strengthen the pectorals, deltoids, and triceps. While on his or her back, the person performing the bench press lowers a weight to the level of the chest, then pushes it back up until the arm is straight without locking the elbows. The exercise focuses on the development of the pectoralis major muscle as well as other supporting muscles including the anterior deltoids, serratus anterior, coracobrachialis, scapulae fixers, trapezii, and the triceps. The bench press is one of the three lifts in the sport of powerlifting and is used extensively in weight training, bodybuilding, and other types of fitness training to develop the chest."


2 Videos explaining the basic setup of the bench press and the most common mistakes. Work on your form, and you will be able to lift heavy soon!




60 comments:

  1. So last week I was doing presses, 5x5 with 85kg.
    Last set I asked a big guy to spot me, what does he do? Starts deadlifting the weight before it hits my chest. Instant groove killer. What a juiced up moron. Afterward saying I don't have to take it that low. -_-"

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  2. Thank you for this information.

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  3. wow I wish I could bench that much :( never got past 200lbs... and that was years ago

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  4. i really need to work out a lot more...

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  5. I like those little diagram/drawings

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  6. Hittin the bench tomorrow :3

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  7. Never been very good at benching, this should help.

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  8. wow super informative thank you!!!!

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  9. This is the one everyone brags about.

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  10. thanks man that ´s´totrally related to my blog check it out guyse

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  11. Lol bench press, i need to start going gym :(

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  12. How much can you bench? I used to be able to do 176.

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  13. It is helpfull for my training, thanks for share.

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  14. Interesting video about the frequent mistakes people make!

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  15. technique is the most important aspect of lifting

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  16. there's plenty of value in watching those common mistakes.

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  17. nice post man.
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  18. Thanks man, that's very usefull!

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  19. Love the guide, It is funny seeing people bench with a really wide grip and their feet on the bench lol.. By the way, core workouts is the way to go.

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  20. Form form form! awesome information going to follow.

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  21. Just in time i wanted to start to workout this way, nice tips !

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  22. Bench press is my favorite exercise of all time! Mark Rippetoe is the master and the second video explained a lot!

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  23. i need to work out more......

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  24. You know, when I used to weight train, I never felt bench presses in my chest. I would do a set and I wouldn't feel any burn in my chest or arms, it would just get harder and my arms would quiver.

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  25. I can use this later on when I got work out, thanks :)

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  26. Tried doing a bench press for the first time at the gym yesterday, my arm were so shaky.

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  27. Thanks for the tips, hopefully I'll start lifting soon.

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  28. Bench is the most talked about equipment in weightlifting. Seems like everyone competes to push the most weight on the benchpress.

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  29. Probably the most overdone exercise since the bicep curl.

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  30. Thanks for the helpful lift videos, great for newbies!

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  31. thanks for the tips. really should work on my bench press...

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  32. thanks for the tips mate! i'll start bulking up soon ;)

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  33. my bench has definitely been lacking compared to my other lifts, thanks for the vids

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  34. do this everyday, thanks for the vids anyway

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  35. cheers for the info, haven't bench pressed in a long time mainly because I'm not a big fan of it and the stresses it puts on your shoulders.

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  37. MAAAN This info is gold, iv´e been so confused in so long time .. Thanks man

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  38. Good info, most people don't know that proper technique is key. Its not about how much you lift but how well your form is.

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  39. Just in time for summer keep em coming
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  40. damn i need to get down that gym

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  41. I'm gonna be massive after a year of this!

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  42. Not in the gym. Swimming instead!

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  43. looks interesting...i'm shure it's way harder then it looks on the pictures

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  44. Need to watch those videos.

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  45. very interesting! I'll keep this in mind next time i hit the gym!

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