Tuesday, 18 November 2014

Beating the bench press warm up blues

Hands in the air if you do a couple of light sets of bench press for your bench press/chest day warm up?....



How about this for a more productive bench press/chest day warm up....

Step 1: the kettlebell shoulder mobilisation. 


Great for resetting the shoulder into an optimal position for pressing before you train chest. For more info check out my full post on the drill here (the before/after pics have to be seen to be believed) 

http://fitinfivehundredwords.blogspot.co.uk/2014/11/counteracting-21st-century-shoulders.html

Step 2: elbow voodoo band mobilisation. 




Great for loosening the elbows, allowing for a full range of motion during presses. Once again for more info check out the whole post on this drill here 

http://fitinfivehundredwords.blogspot.co.uk/2014/10/voodoo-band-elbow-mobilisation.html


Step 3: a couple of light sets of your first exercise, ramping up to your first working set weight.

Step 4: have a good workout!