As you all try to put your New Years resolutions into motion, I would like to share some lifting tips. Now, I train for the sport of powerlifting, but these are some tips for proper benching. Lifting properly keeps you safe and helps you prevent injury. Lifts don’t injure people. People who lift improperly injure themselves. Everything from set up to mental cues is key to getting stronger. Brought to you by great value water lol. 😂😆
is actually a whole whole body exercise believe it or not. Learn the form.
Shoulders blades down and back. Keep them this way throughout the entire lift. This helps protects you from shoulder injury. .
Knees lower than hips as you lie on the bench. Flex glutes and back muscles. This Gives you a solid base to push from and will allow you to use your legs to drive the bar up.
Keep tightness in your upper back as you unrack the weight.
Mental cue: “bend the bar” as you lower the weight this will keep your elbows tucked in, to protect your shoulders.
From bottom position keep tightness in upper back and pause briefly. Using your leg drive, transfer power from feet through hips to chest and arms much like a basketball shot.
Push the bar back up and slightly towards the rack, and never bounce between reps. Keep upper back tightness through the whole lift.
This is not just the #powerlifting
way. This is the proper way to bench press whether you’re a #Bodybuilder
, a #basicbro
, a casual #gymrat
and everything in between. .
So please stay safe while you lift. Take time to setup properly and treat the light weights like they’re heavy, and smash the shit out of heavy weights, because you practiced perfectly. #fitness #Crossfit #fitspo #powerlifting #strengthtraining