Corina Marisol. Bench. January 19th , 2017.
It is very important to consider proper technique while performing any exercise. With a proper technique, you not only reap maximum benefits, but can also avoid injuries. Bench press is one of the very popular exercises in the gym amongst both men as well as women. It is mainly so, because it is entirely an upper body exercise and it helps in building upper body strength. The muscles which are strengthened with this weight training exercise include triceps, anterior and middle deltoids, pectoralis major and minor, wrist flexors, etc. Along with these muscles, the rotator cuff and biceps work as shoulder stabilizers and are slightly strengthened.
Grip the bar slightly wider than shoulder-width apart and lift it over you, so that your arms are fully extended. This is your start position.
The use of dumbbells provides a compound exercise, and other muscles like the triceps and shoulder muscles are also involved in the movement. This movement helps to strengthen the stabilizer muscles, and a dumbbell in each hand will also improve your coordination. On the contrary, while using barbells, the stabilizer muscles will not be actively involved. However, this allows you to bench press heavy weights.
As our bench tops come in solid raw bamboo planks to prevent damage via transport, simply seal with any clear varnish found in any hardware store. Once sealed if there is a large build up of scratches over time simply sand it down and re-varnish for a brand new looking bench top.
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