What is all this fuss about bench press? Why is it so popular in the gym?
Bench press is one of the best basic upper body lifts. It makes chest and arms look great, it’s easy to do and it works the largest upper body muscle group.
How to do flat bench press? “Be sure to use proper form with your shoulders and lower back touching the bench, feet flat on the floor and hands evenly spread apart at comfortable grip, elbows at approximately 90 degrees. Make sure not to lift up your back completely to keep it safe. Have your back slightly arched, so the middle of your back is off of the bench. Start with lower weights with 3-5 reps, add weights as you go until the point where it’s not comfortable.
Today I did 3 reps of 55lb., 3 reps of 65lb, and 3 reps of 75lb (last one was with the help of coach Angel). My 1 R is 70lb so far