042214 Daily Minute and Homework

Tomorrow is bench day, and we are working our way up in the summer progression.  Here we see Amanda demonstrating a really nice setup: grip is close in and elbows are tucked, reducing rotation and potential impingement on the shoulder, back is arched gently but surely, and feet are tucked back and heels pushed into the ground for maximal force transfer during the lift.  The end result: the bench press here is a full body movement and we are maximizing the amount of weight we can safely load the movement with.

Homework: Take some extra time on your setup tomorrow–play around with the width and positioning of your feet relative to the bench.  Tuck the elbows in a bit more if this is something you haven’t paid special attention to yet.  Let’s see if we can get the setup down to routine!


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