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Bench Press Form Variation


#1

My brothers in pain and gain, I was wondering what is the right form for bench press ..for bodybuilders..as I understand powerlift bench has a different form and doesnt really hit the chest that well..if I am wrong please let go me for my ignorance as a beginner I am curious what form .grip is best for bodybuilders..or is there no difference in form at all for powerlifters and bodybuilder


#2

Watch these as a good starting point.


#3

I think this is a great video series to watch IF the OP is benching for strength gains, but it doesn't go into how to bench for size.


#4

Looks like it has been working for Ecchastang.


#5

Gotta know how to lift, before you lift.


#6

True. Learn the basics, and then build on that. For a beginner, just learning proper setup and how to not get hurt is the best place to start. From there, most will get a decent amount of size before having to specialize.


#7

Thanks guys..in another video I saw on T-Nation they talked about shrugging shoulders while benching. Is it right


#8

No


#9

Pulling traps up shrugging them


#10

Pull your shoulders down and back.


#11

Watch the video series, this is covered.


#12

Point taken