LOGIN | REGISTER  Unregistered
SEARCH  
   

Boost Your Bench Somerset

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.

The Works Health Club
01761 410021
The Hollies
Radstock

Data Provided by:
Phase One
01225 461463
7-9 Comfortable Place
Bath

Data Provided by:
Fitness Factory Ltd
01823 330551
Viney Court
Taunton

Data Provided by:
Body Beautiful
01225 754182
6 Church Walk
Trowbridge

Data Provided by:
Harridges Health & Fitness Studio
01985 219991
34 Market Place
Warminster

Data Provided by:
Spirit Health & Fitness Club
01823 350999
Holiday Inn Taunton
Taunton

Data Provided by:
Waterside
01761 433303
Charlton
Radstock

Data Provided by:
First Floor Health & Fitness Club
01278 727990
45-55 Eastover
Bridgwater

Data Provided by:
Curves
01823 351444
1 Yarde Place
Taunton

Data Provided by:
Images Fitness Centre
01935 706059
3 Newton Road
Yeovil

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