Werknesh Vidya. Bench. May 29th , 2017.
The bench press, in its infinite glory is not the best exercise to show true strength. The dead lift, the physical act of pulling up as much weight as one can from the ground seems like a more fitting champion. Or what about the Olympic lifts, the movements that are competed on by athletes across the world on the greatest stage? Could even the dip be a more true testament of upper body strength than the bench press? Regardless of any of this, the bench press still holds a lure in our culture, and will for the foreseeable future be the only number that matures to recreational weight lifters. So how can you maximize your effort in the gym to make sure that your bench press numbers keep rising? Here are four simple steps that will surely help you add more weight to the bar.
The floor press is a powerlifter's best friend. The set up is simple, and the logic behind the motion is even more obvious. All you need to do is set up a bar raised from the floor high enough that you can get your elbows below it, then you perform the same motion as a bench press, you push. The great thing here is that you are just focusing on the top part of a pressing motion, isolating the muscle fibers that are engaged when you try to finish a real bench press. Also, the floor press takes leg drive completely out of the question, hitting your chest and triceps with full force. Train moderately heavy for strength and a little bit of hypertrohpy, think 6-8 reps per set.
When it comes to renovating your home, the best choice for a home owner is to go for bench stools. These are rectangular shaped footstools that define convenience and comfort to a great extent. More so, they arrive in a range of sizes and shapes and you can choose the best one that suits your home environment and interior decor. For instance, for narrower hallway, you can choose a short and thin bench footstool as that will suit the surroundings as well as make the most of the space.
When the bench arrives or when you examine it at local store, check the surface for significant cracks. Cracks are a big no-no in the outdoor benches because they are exposed to water and possibly snow. Water makes cracks bigger in the concrete benches and the wooden benches quickly rot.
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