Fix Sticking Points In The Bench Press

 

Nearly everyone wants to bench more. Here’s a good basis for how you should address your sticking points in the bench press.
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Off the chest: Key here is to strengthen the pec muscles as well as the end range of motion for the pecs. Things like dumbbell chest flys, pause bench press, full range of motion dips, and even push-ups with your hands a few inches above the ground. These are some good movements to address a sticking point off the chest.
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Last ½ of the movement: Here it’s critical to strengthen your triceps and front delt. Movements such as the close grip bench, incline bench, overhead press, and flared tricep extensions will really help to address this area of the movement. Also, something like a @mbslingshot could help this area as well if you have access to one.


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