Why is Elbow Flaring Bad For Bench Press? (Explained!)

Why is Elbow Flaring Bad For Bench Press

Has elbow flaring, long thought to be the nemesis of bench pressing, truly earned its bad reputation? You’ll typically hear that flaring your elbows when bench pressing is inefficient, plus it will also place undue stress on the shoulder joint. And yet, you’ve probably seen countless trainers, experts, and YouTube wannabes consistently bench press with … Read more

Bench Press Lock Out Guide: When to Lock Out, When to Leave Some Slack

A Man Performing the Bench Press in a Gym

Bodybuilders who train for hypertrophy typically don’t lock out on bench press. This allows them to keep constant tension on the pecs. However, powerlifters who train for strength generally do lock out. This allows for full range of motion, plus the additional stress placed on the bones can actually lead to new bone growth. So, … Read more

Can Bench Press Stunt Your Growth? (4 Factors to Consider)

Can Bench Press Stunt Your Growth

I was indeed astonished to figure out the sheer number of individuals who are curious to find out if bench press can impede your growth. However, it appears that many youngsters, and indeed parents, are worried about the impact lifting weights may have on height. I guess there has been a long-held belief that children … Read more

Do You Really Need to Do Decline Bench Press? (6 Factors to Consider)

Do You Really Need to Do Decline Bench Press

You’ve probably found yourself asking, “Is it really necessary to do the Decline Bench Press?” If there’s one thing we all want it’s a strong, muscular, pumped set of pecs (okay, and bulging biceps too). So, pretty much at the beginning of every week, Monday is chest day. And of course you head straight over … Read more

Should You Bench Press With a Belt? (5 Things You Should Know)

Should You Bench Press With a Belt

Have you ever pondered whether you should use a belt while doing bench press? You’ll often see lifters wearing a belt to bench press, especially when it comes to pushing heavier weights. There are certain benefits to benching with a belt, which include core stabilization and somewhere to target your breathing. However, a belt can … Read more

Why Are My Hips Sore After Bench Press? (Here’s 7 Reasons Why)

Hips Sore After Bench Press

I’m assuming that when you consider areas that may ache after doing bench press, the hips are unlikely to top your list. However, hip discomfort is something that many regular benchers will know only to well. Here’s why this occurs and how to fix it. The main reason your hips feel sore after bench press … Read more

How Do You Bench Press a Person? (4 Things You Need to Know)

How Do You Bench Press a Person

Who else wants to know, “How Do You Bench Press a Person?” It’s not exactly your everyday gym workout, but I’m sure many of us have thought about bench pressing a person. Ever since Nicholas Cage bench pressed Hope Davis in the movie, Kiss of Death, the internet has been awash with people trying the … Read more

Why Can’t I Bench Press My Own Weight? (Reasons & Solutions)

Why Can’t I Bench Press My Own Weight

There are a number of reasons why you can’t bench press your own weight. The most common of these will be down to muscle weakness, typically in the lats or triceps. You may also find that your bench press has plateaued because you don’t train the movement often enough, you always use the same number … Read more

Why is My Dumbbell Press Better Than Barbell? (4 Things You Should Know)

Why is My Dumbbell Press Better Than Barbell

Have you ever wondered, “Why is My Dumbbell Press Better Than Barbell?” On the face of it you should be pressing more with a barbell than with dumbbells. However, there are many of us who find dumbbell presses much easier. In fact, you may typically press more with dumbbells than with a barbell. So, what … Read more