🔥 3 THINGS YOU’RE NEGLECTING FOR A BETTER BENCH
(1) ✅ Thoracic Extension: This is a must when it comes to proper set up and upper back tightness. Setting your upper back right creates a strong support of muscles to push against when benching, which is necessary.
(2) ✅ Serratus Activation: Shoulder instability is one of the major causes of bench press related injuries. While there can be many factors that come into play, the lack of serratus activation can be one of them. The serratus anterior muscle attachs directly on the scapula, pulling it down against the rib cage, allowing you to keep them pulled down and back to create upper back tightness, extending your chest muscles and externally rotating your shoulders throughout the whole movement.
(3) ✅ Hip Extension: While most people focus on the upper body, even more people “forget” about their lower body during the bench press. Working on hip flexion is important for a more stable leg/glute set up.
Working on all three will indirectly strengthen and skyrocket your bench press by bettering the movement and avoiding the chance of getting injured at the same time. Give these a shot.