Bench press is a great upper body exercise and one of the foundation barbell strength exercises.
As much as I love bench press sometimes the barbell bench press isn’t for everyone. Depending on injuries, mobility issues, posture and other factors bench pressing to the chest might not be a great option.
Here is a simple and easy way to bench press to a comfortable range that will allow you to hopefully bench press pain free.
Using a board or Bench Blockz when you bench press will allow you to train in a shorter range of motion and hopefully avoid those pain areas. As well this can be used to train and improve specific areas of the bench press. I have these at my Heavy Weights Gym where I coach a lot of female athletes from brand new lifters all the way to World Class Power Lifters.
As much as I think kettlebells and dumbells are a great tool nothing makes me happier than seeing a woman use a bar when lifting weights.
Bev using @benchblokz . Bench press is a great exercise but for some people it should be modified. Bev find benching to the chest uncomfortable so I modified the range using a bench block. It’s a great tool for working around injuries and also improving strength at certain ranges of the bench press.
Give this a try and hopefully it will help your training.
Get more info on Bench Blockz by going here.
Rob King is a Competitive PowerLifter, Coach and Writer.