I wish I would have read this list yesterday, before my workout. That damn bench press is my nemesis. Follow the link.
- Try to drive your heels into the floor when you bench press.
- Training and building a lift are two totally different things. Know the difference.
- Don’t press the bar out of the rack when your bench press, pull it out instead.
- Break with the hips first when you squat.
- When training lats, focus on pulling more with the pinky finger side of your hands.
- If you have a weaker side/arm when you bench press – DON’T look at it.
- When you box squat count in your head, one thousand one…then stand up explosively.
- The advanced lifter needs less volume and the beginner more. Much is due to coordination and efficiency.
- A fat bar can take a lot of strain off the elbows and shoulders with pressing and extension movements.
- Grip work is very hard to recover from, so keep it to one or two times per week. Once every four days is a better option.
- If you’re dead-set on overhead pressing, but your shoulders hurt when you do them, try it with a reverse grip.
- Close-stance safety bar low box squats will solve the majority, but not all, of falling-forward problems in the squat.
- When you squat drive you head back into your traps.
- When you bench press keep your wrists in line with your elbows.
- Keep your excuses to yourself – nobody cares.
And the tips on the squat – I’ve heard before. I try to keep them in mind.
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