🚨 BENCH PRESS & SHOULDER PAIN👇
✅ This is a major issue when it comes to bench pressing, and most newbies simply won’t figure out this cue by themselves, unless trying and re-trying until “it doesn’t hurt anymore”.
🔥 Lucky for you, I’m here at rescue.
The Acromioclavicular Joint pain, which is that chronic pain in the front of your shoulder, is very common for those people who tend to bench press with the bar “sitting” too high on thw way down.
The bar bath of a bench press is “an arch” and should always be performed as such. –
Keeping your shoulderblades together, keeping your arms at a relative 75 degree angle, maintaining a proper arch and sticking your chest out, will naturally allow the bar to come down nice and smooth at the nipple height without an issue.
On the other hand, flaring your elbows out won’t allow your shoulderblades to be tucked back in, and that will disengage your pec muscles, putting alot of pressure on your front delts. Reason why you develop chronic pain and you give up free weights for machines.