🔥3 GREAT EXERCISES FOR A POWERFUL BENCH LOCKOUT
✅ Bench PR failed at the lock out? I know the struggle damn well ..because I did! –
..When we have a stronger chest with weaker triceps, it’s easier to get the barbell off of our pecs, even when the weight becomes very heavy but it becomes immensely difficult at the last portion of the exercise: the lock out.
✅ If you fail at the lock out, and you want a damn strong bench press, you’ll definitely have to work on isolating your triceps – in my opinion – through tricep isolation exercises that mimick the bench press itself.
🚨 This means including:
1️⃣ Close Grip Benching: very commonly used to increase triceps’ hypertrophy, and definitely a grat one to use if failing at lock outs. Many don’t like performing it because it’s easy to get elbow/wrist pain, but that’s easily corrected when elbows & wrists are on the same line throughout the whole repetition.
2️⃣ Bord Pressing: This is more commonly used in powerlifters than recreational bodybuilders/lifters. Nonetheless, this can be one of the greatest exercises to perform when wanting to increase lock out strength.
3️⃣ Floor Pressing: The floor press is an upper body movement that allows you to press massive weights without undue shoulder stress. Floor presses negate leg drive, creating a pure upper-body push. All the stress is focused on the chest, triceps, and shoulders.