Bench Pressing & Shoulder Pain

Bench Pressing & Shoulder Pain


In this video I’m gonna go over a few
bench pressing techniques that you should start incorporating immediately
into your training to prevent any kind of shoulder pain or injury. All right so
let’s do this but before we get into it big shout out to one of my subscribers
Alex for suggesting this video. So even before we get into the bench press itself
the setup is very very important before each set I make sure I let my
shoulder blades drop back instead of having my shoulders rounding forward. You see people when they do a bench press they press out and then they let their
shoulders round forward thinking that the farther they push up the more
they’re engaging their pecs but then at that point you’re just engaging the
front delt. As far as your grip I’m gonna pause it here you’ll see that my
forearms are straight up and down with the floor. This next one is going to be
the incorrect version and if I pause it again here you’ll see that my forearms
are now at an angle when your forearms aren’t aligned it’s going to put more
stress on the rotator cuff which will ultimately lead to pain and possibly
injury. Also when you are doing your press when you bring down the bar you
don’t want; now picture me laying down here but you don’t want your arms to be
straight out like this instead you want them down slightly when doing the
pressing motion will take a lot of strain off of your shoulders. Now I
should also point out you don’t want to get so close into your body where it
becomes a closed grip press and then you actually are starting to engage the
triceps at that point. So not too far out and not too far in would be ideal. I also
want to point out too that when I lower the bar down the bar actually stays
above my elbow now if I were to have my arms in tucked too close to my body and
my elbows would then be in front of the bar as opposed to directly underneath it I also want to point out that these
techniques are not a end all be all this isn’t like a miracle cure at all. I’m not
a doctor so if you do any kind anything doesn’t just have to be bench pressing
and shoulder pain it can be anything it can be pain in your knee in a hip or
whatever there’s a lot of things that could cause pain so if you experience
pain then I highly suggest going and seen your physician to get sorted out
whatever it is that’s causing that pain I will never say on this channel that my
way is the only way and that’s it. Alright these are techniques that I use
that have worked for me and do what you want. Alright so that being said
thanks again for watching this video if you liked it make sure you give it a big
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content from a no frill female and I’m gonna see you all next time. I am not a
doctor I would never pretend I was….. Who’s calling me? Hang on a second. Oh, it’s my mom I’m gonna have to call her back. Hi Mom. It’salready dark already oh I hate this is
another reason why I don’t like winter it’s like what time is it
it’s not even 5:30 and it’s already dark outside I will never say I’m right
you’re wrong on this channel I do whatever these are the things that I do
that have worked for me what works for me might not work for you what works for
you might not work for me just you know what I mean you know you know I mean
it’s not a cookie cutter there’s not always there’s not a one size fit all
kind of a thing for people

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