Monthly Archives: December 2016

Stronger in 60 Seconds: Elbow Flare on the Bench Press (and how to fix it)

When the weight gets heavy, keeping your elbows tucked can be a challenge.

Here’s a simple bench press tip to prevent your elbows from flaring for healthier shoulders, and more raw pressing power off your chest!

Back tight — shoulder blades screwed down and pinched together.

SQUEEZE the bar — grip it in tight to the thumb/palm of your hand, not in the knuckles/fingers.

Keep your elbows pointed at each other as you lower the bar to your chest and press explosively!

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