🔥 HOW TO KEEP YOUR ELBOWS AT 75 DEGREES WHEN BENCHING?
✅ I got this question asked a few days ago by a few of you guys and I figures it was actually an important post, since it’s easy to say to keep elbows at “75 degrees” but.. how do you actually tell if the angle is “right”?
✅ When I say keeping the ebows at 75 degrees and not 90, most people tend to tuck their elbows too close to their torso, ending up almost a close grip bench press – which could end up causing injuries at the shoulders because of the heavy weight.
If you think about it a 75 degree angle is actually very close to a 90 degree one, with a small tuck under the barbell.
✅ As we can see from the picture (2) the elbows are flared out but tucked at an angle where they end up sitting just shy *beyond* the barbell: the tip of the elbow is PARALLEL to the barbell (from the side).
✅ This does not mean having your elbows tucked close to the torso: they’re still out, but the arm is not PERPENDICULAR to the barbell, like a 90 degrees one seen in picture 3 (from the side).
💡If you’re struggling to find the “right angle”, next time you bench, try flaring your elbows out BUT pushing them beyond the barbell: elbows and barbell should be parallel when seen from the side.
🚨 I really hope this makes sense, I tried my best at finding an easy way to explain it.