LOGIN | REGISTER  Unregistered
SEARCH  
   

Boost Your Bench Staffordshire

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.

Moddershall Oaks Health Spa
01782 399000
Stone

Data Provided by:
Skin Deep Beauty & Therapy Clinic
01785 226100
St. Marys Mews
Stafford

Data Provided by:
Reviver Health Club
01902 772356
20 Snow Hill
Wolverhampton

Data Provided by:
Haven Ladies Health & Fitness Club
01538 388288
Cross Street Mill
Leek

Data Provided by:
Fitness First
0870 8980747
41 Birmingham Road
Wolverhampton

Data Provided by:
Gymophobics
01543 252700
24 St. John Street
Lichfield

Data Provided by:
Body Language
01922 691150
29 High Street
Walsall

Data Provided by:
Caesars
01782 849859
9 Glebe Street
Stoke On Trent

Data Provided by:
Shapers Trimtone Salon
01922 456952
45-47 High Street
Walsall

Data Provided by:
Esporta Health & Fitness Clubs Plc
01785 231600
43 Eccleshall Road
Stafford

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