Friday, June 05, 2009

Bench press correctly and save your shoulders

There's an old saying that a lot of great bench pressers have
repeated when discussing the importance of the upper back in benching:
"You can't shoot a cannon out of a canoe." If you don't have the
underlying stability to press big weights, the soft tissues of the
shoulder joint are going to suffer the consequences.

Stability is affected by both neuromuscular factors and
positional factors; simply repositioning yourself on the bench can
markedly increase your strength without any chronic changes to your
neuromuscular system's ability to move the weight. Here's what you need
to do:

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