Bench Press struggles
First off, thanks to people on here for videos/comments that helped completely fix my squat form. I truly appreciate it. I was benching today, and the weight wasn't a problem, but my wrists were really uncomfortable. I squeezed my shoulder blades, and tried hard to tuck in my elbows through every rep, and got a pretty good grip and hand placement. I was having trouble moving the bar (didn't feel really heavy, so I know it wasn't too heavy), I really don't know why. Can't get a video up right now. Any help is appreciated.
way too vague.
If your wrists hurt make sure to keep them straight and squeeze the bar hard. If it still hurts look into wrist wraps, heavy ones.
Have someone check your forearm at the bottom (when the bar touches your chest), it should be vertical.
If not, adjust until it is. Usually one hand wider than your deadlift grip.
Try the bulldog grip thing, and the bend the bar/pull the bar apart thing. Between those two, i can bench properly again now.
What should be vertical?
Originally Posted by mwhities
Your forearm. ie pointing straight up. Not to the side and not forward or backwards (ie towards the feet or rack)
Originally Posted by KillinIt
Your forearm. Ulna and Radius makes up your forearm. The two bones between your hand and Humerus (upper arm where the biceps is).