LOGIN | REGISTER  Unregistered
SEARCH  
   

Boost Your Bench Shropshire

The most efficient position for transferring force into the bar to lift the weight is to grip the bar with your hands slightly wider than shoulder-width apart.

Tranquil Times
01952 433311
1A Waterloo Street
Telford

Data Provided by:
Paul Darby
01952 463001
Park Street
Shifnal

Data Provided by:
Fitness First Plc
0870 8980756
Fosters House
Telford

Data Provided by:
Isis Body Beauty Spa
01952 825878
Gainsborough House
Newport

Data Provided by:
Tower Health Club Ltd
01630 654222
117 Cheshire Street
Market Drayton

Data Provided by:
Physical Sculpture Gym
01952 814130
Broadway
Newport

Data Provided by:
Cannons Health Club Ltd
01952 293444
Telford Forge Retail Park
Telford

Data Provided by:
Newport Fitness Centre
01952 811898
Unit 6 Springfield Industrial Estate
Newport

Data Provided by:
Number One Body Salon
01952 246003
1 Vineyard Road
Telford

Data Provided by:
The Telford Whitehouse Hotel
01952 250700
Watling Street
Telford

Data Provided by:
Data Provided by:

Boost Your Bench

Provided By:

Warm up

'A thorough warm-up is a must and I’ll always do a couple of sets of 15 reps without any weight after some long stretches to really get the blood pumping. Never go straight to the heaviest weight; I’ll do single sets of ten, then fives, then threes as I gradually increase the weight.'

Perfect position

'The most efficient position for transferring force into the bar to lift the weight is to grip the bar with your hands slightly wider than shoulder-width apart. Too narrow and there’s too much emphasis on the triceps, but too wide and you have to lift the weight further. Shoulder width gives you the shortest lift distance.'

Get spotted

'Never attempt to lift heavy without a spotter. It is unsafe to lift heavy without someone watching you, and a good training partner can really motivate you to push harder than you would by yourself.'

Breathe easy

'Inhaling when you lower the bar expands the lungs as they fill with air and consequently lowers the distance the bar needs to come down. Exhale hard on the push up as your arms straighten.'

Foot power

'Resting your feet on the bench is a big no-no. Feet should be flat on the ground, and back flat on the bench, because this makes lifting heavy weights easier. As you lift you naturally drive your feet into the floor, which generates extra power. Having your feet on the bench makes you unstable and unable to lift as much.'


Boost your bench

Company Website | Media Information | Contact Us | Privacy Notice | Subs Info | Dennis Communications | FitBrit

Our Other Websites: The First Post | Auto Express | Custom PC | Evo | IT Pro | IT Pro India | MacUser | Men's Fitness | Micro Mart | PC Pro | bit-tech | Know Your Mobile | Octane | Expert Reviews | Channel Pro | Know Your Cell | Know Your Mobile India | iGizmo | Digital SLR Photography | Den of Geek | The Week | Computer Shopper | Dennis Communications | Magazines | Mobile Phone Deals | Competitions | Health & Fitness | CarBuyer