Note: I believe this is the first time in history that I’ve specifically addressed the bench press on SAPTstrength. Grab hold of your bootstraps, boys and girls, it’s gonna be a weird, wild, and crazy ride.
The other day I had an “ah-ha” moment as I was discussing the bench press with one of our clients. He was saying how one of the reasons it took so long for him to figure out (and apply) correct bench press technique was because he was only thinking about the press portion of the lift. This was not only compromising his form, but ultimately limiting how much weight he was able to handle.
See the video below regarding the most common flaw I see in amateur bench pressers, and pick up a quick tip that you can apply immediately to your benching in order help you receive more from the movement, keep your shoulders healthier, and move that weight around.