🔥HOW TO BREATHING WHEN BENCH PRESSING

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🚨BREATHING WHEN BENCH PRESSING

✅ Bench Press Breathing & proper set up. ⁣

This is CRUCIAL when you bench, since it can literally make or break your technique (together with a few more important steps such as leg drive, arching, bar path & arm angle). ⁣

HOW TO BREATHING WHEN BENCH PRESSING
HOW TO BREATHING WHEN BENCH PRESSING

As we unrack the bar, set up our shoulders & the rest of the body for the lift, it’s very important to take a deep breath in before the descent in order to create tension in our upper body to keep our chest high against the load of the barbell coming down. ⁣
Diaphragmatic breathing or chest breathing? Personally I do a mix of both:

You don’t want air only since you still want to stabilize your lower back, but you also don’t want to have air because your shoulder/upper back set up can collapse depending on the load you’re using.⁣

BENCH PRESSING
BENCH PRESSING

You only exhale once the rep is completed (Just like you should be doing when squatting and deadlifting) at full elbow extension. ⁣

This tip, together with the leg drive should create a super strong set up to push big weights from: which should be your goal regardless of the style of training you do. You wanna get stronger. ⁣

3rd slide is my 140kg bench done yesterday for a single: Here I’m using these cues. Notice how my form doesn’t break at any point of the rep, although attempting a max out.

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