We always get a chuckle when we see trainers put a client on the bench press when they're not yet able to bust out 15 solid push-ups from their toes. And don't even get us started about stability ball presses! Performed properly, this humble closed-chain movement develops the muscles of the shoulder girdle and the core. It is also completely scalable, allowing athletes of all levels to benefit. Whether you're going from your toes, your knees, or with your hands on an elevated surface, keep your … [Read more...] about “Centuwion, why do they titter so?”
[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IxbJ-n8fZY8] The Press (more commonly referred to as the Shoulder Press), along with the Push Press and Push Jerk, is one of our primary movements for building strength in the shoulder girdle. Full-range, over-head movements that completely open the shoulder are far superior to the bench press for athletic development and shoulder health. The primary movers are the delts, traps, and triceps; with strong stabilization from the rotator cuff, rhomboids, … [Read more...] about It’s 2011. Is the Bench Press still your primary upper body strength movement?