It’s time to work out your chest and you’re going heavy on the most traditional exercise. But you need to make sure you’re not going to injure yourself. For that, check out the best chest stretches to warm up for bench press.
The bench press is, undoubtedly, one of the best chest exercises a person can do – maybe even the best one. You should know that progressive overload is the way to develop strength in your chest and, for that, you simply need to add weight to the bench press.
But if you’re going heavy on the barbell, you need to make sure you have your muscles properly awakened before laying down on the bench and begin pressing the heavy load.
Coach Brian Klepacki, a certified strength and conditioning specialist, shared a video regarding the best chest stretches to warm up for bench press. It was featured on Critical Bench, a website focused on health and strength that delivers many tips on how to get stronger, fitter and healthier. Their YouTube channel has almost 1 million subscribers.
Check it out.
Best Chest Stretches To Warm Up For Bench Press
These dynamic stretches are also useful if you are going to do other overhead movements such as shoulder presses.
The best chest stretches to warm up for bench press according to Klepacki are:
- Arm circles
- Open arms with a squeeze in the back
- Wringing out a towel
- Rotator cuff activation
- Scapular activation
- PVC chest activation
Chances are you won’t know exactly how to do these warm-ups just by looking at their names. So click on the video below to understand how to perform each of these best chest stretches to warm up for bench press.
VIDEO – Best Chest Stretches To Warm Up For Bench Press
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