Gym Shorts: The Bench Press

New to benching? Learn correct bench press form in one short video.

How To Bench Press

Gym Shorts videos provide short video demonstrations of correct form for various exercises.

Follow these tips & cues:

  • Properly set safeties
  • No collars
  • Spotter when possible
  • Grip: Thumbs around bar about 1 handwidth outside knurling
  • Feet flat on the floor
  • Bar over shoulders then, big breath!
  • Touch your chest mid-sternum
  • Press back to the starting position
  • Chest up, shoulders back
  • Bar path is straight and diagonal
  • Always rack and unrack with straight arms

Click HERE for a more in-depth bench tutorial and HERE to learn about the muscles worked in the bench press.

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