Wednesday, June 22, 2016

Bench Press (PowerBlocks Standard)

Target Muscles: Pectoralis major (mid chest), Anterior deltoids, Triceps
Starting Position:
1. Lie on your back on a flat or incline bench. If you have an excessive arch in your back, place your feet on the end of the bench.
2. Hold a pair of PowerBlocks (or Dumbbells), with your palms facing forwards and your arms fully extended, positioned over your shoulders.
The Movement:
1. Slowly lower the PowerBlocks (or Dumbbells) down to your armpit area.
2. Hold the position for a count of two; then press the PowerBlocks (or Dumbbells) back to the starting position.
• Keep your hips firmly on the bench throughout the movement.
• Lower the PowerBlocks (or Dumbbells) as far as you can, aiming for a maximum but comfortable stretch.
• Keep the PowerBlocks (or Dumbbells) over your chest area­ do not let them travel back towards your head.