LOGIN | REGISTER  Unregistered
SEARCH  
   

Boost Your Bench Worcestershire

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.

One On One Fitness Centre
01386 423386
Waterside
Evesham

Data Provided by:
Carrot Health Club
01384 838502
Hagley Chambers
Stourbridge

Data Provided by:
Energy
01905 726722
Worcester Trade Park
Worcester

Data Provided by:
J J B Fitness Club
(015) 626-7661
Weavers Wharf
Kidderminster

Data Provided by:
Absolute Fitness
01384 820070
Central House Central Park
Dudley

Data Provided by:
Nicolas
01905 748445
6 Henwick Road
Worcester

Data Provided by:
Gym Xl
01905 767664
1 Orchard Street
Worcester

Data Provided by:
Life Of Leisure
01905 422285
2 Everoak Industrial Estate
Worcester

Data Provided by:
Call Vision Health Club
01384 896600
Thorns Roadquarry Bank Brierley Hill
Brierley Hill

Data Provided by:
Muscles Health & Fitness Centre
0121 5207020
28 High Street
Tipton

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