Bench Press Masterclass
The whole idea of JHHF’s Master Class videos is to give you guys and girls at home some easy to follow tips to perform excises in the most effective and safe way.
There are a huge number of different workout sessions available on line, but it is actually very common that a person may not know how to do a particular exercise – either safely or at all! I want to cut through the rubbish and give you some simple, easy to follow, tips that will help you enjoy your training, exercise safely and ultimately get the results you want. Its important to note that while all the advice I give you is good and backed up, I have been a professional rugby player for 13 years, so my body only allows me to do certain things! I only lift with the best technique that is possible for me. I am restricted by range of movement, and flexibility. Just follow the basics, use the tips and you will be fine.
No doubt the most popular exercise in the gym is the bench press. It's the first thing that anyone starting out goes for and it's the one thing that people always want to know. “How much can you bench?” Its not integral for a rugby player, but it has its place in certain gym routines.
However even with this massive popularity, its done wrong time and time again. I want to show you the best way of doing it, and how we do it at BodyFire. This master class will teach you to avoid bad habits and injuries.
You can use bench press for a number of things, strength development, explosive power and of course building up your chest. This is all down to tempo, amount of weight, grip etc. We are focusing on simple bench press today.
My simple tips are as follows:
- Keep you back and head on the bench.
- During the movement keep your body and neck still
- Make sure you have a full range of motion. No half reps
- Tempo is key to the movement. If you are building muscle you need time under tension. Power be explosive.
If you follow this, you will be benching properly and safely in no time and building your chest up.