Posts Tagged: bench press

How to Develop Power, Beyond Jumping

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Last week I wrote a post about different types of jump training. The point of that article was to talk a little bit about how to change conditions to change the focus of the jump. Most jumps are used for developing power and explosiveness but they do not have to be the only option. Jumping […]

Building Upper Body Strength for Hockey Players

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When we talk about shoulder health, it is usually the overhead sports where the biggest issues come from. Sports like volleyball, tennis, baseball, and swimming are all heavily demanding on the shoulder and requires the athlete to actually take care of themselves. We can see similar problems with hockey players. Hockey players are not overhead […]

Building Upper Body Strength for Women

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People want to be strong. Every day, I work with someone that is striving to lift more weight in order to build strength. Women are no different than men in this regard. In general, women tend to struggle with upper body strength. I used to go to a Work Out World until I started working […]

The Best Way of Training

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There are so many different types of equipment and training protocols that it can be hard to pick one and go with it. Everyone is concerned with which one is going to be the best for getting them the results they want. Who can blame them? Too often, inexperienced gym goers have ADD when it […]

Is the Intensity High Enough?

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It seems that lately, all forms of exercise are about intensity. Too often, the workout is judged by how many barrel sprints are performed at the end.  What is a barrel sprint, you might ask? It is when you have no choice but to get somewhere to avoid puking on the floor. I do not […]

5 Pushup Progressions

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The pushup seems to be one of the most common exercises. The military uses them, physical education classes use them, and they are used for training purposes. First and foremost, people need to know how to do a proper pushup to get the benefits from them. Some people, on the other hand, are really good […]

The Perfect Upper Body Exercise

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When the thought of upper body exercises comes into question, the bench press is often the king. There is nothing like being able to load up the bar and move some weight. The bench press has its flaws though. For starters, the shoulders are in a compromised position and shoulder blades tend to move excessively. […]

I Never Used to Bite Apples

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Growing up, I would always find it difficult to eat an apple (or any other hard fruit) without cutting it. It would always bother my teeth to the point that I could not finish it. This made it very difficult to eat these fruits on the go because carrying a knife was not always a […]

Exercise Technique- The Bench Press

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Alright it is Monday. You pull up to the parking lot of your gym and it seems busier than the middle of last week. People are feeling inspired to get the week started off well. During your warm up you take a look around. Not an empty bench press in sight. It is chest day. […]