Foam Roller Bench Press

FOAM ROLLER BENCH PRESS ⁣⁣ ⁣⁣ A bench press variation that we (and our team) love to utilise! ⁣⁣ ⁣⁣ How to: ⁣⁣ ⁣⁣ > Set up exactly as you would a regular bench press only throw a foam roller under your shirt ⁣⁣ > Brace up and take a big breath⁣⁣ > Lower the bar, slightly letting it sink into the roller⁣⁣ > Drive the bar back up, pushing your back into the bench ⁣⁣ ⁣⁣ Why bother: ⁣⁣ ⁣⁣ > Reduced range of motion ⁣⁣ > Decreased time under tension ⁣⁣ > Decreased muscle soreness ⁣⁣ > Improve lockout performance on conventional bench press ⁣⁣ > Less stress on joints ⁣⁣ > Ability to handle more load (apply more force = more strength development) ⁣⁣ ⁣⁣ This is not the be all and end all exercise. ⁣⁣ It is an excellent variation to the ‘pushing pattern’ family. We added it to our weekly split (to take the place of the full range bench press) as our footballers began their competitive season. It allows us to handle more load while decreasing muscle soreness and saving shoulders - that’s a good thing for us! ⁣⁣ ⁣⁣ This is one of our main upper body lifts for the week and we hit five doubles paired with explosive medball throws. ⁣⁣ ⁣⁣ If the above benefits suit your current goals then throw in some foam roller presses and let us know if you see the same results 🦍 ⁣ ⁣

Thanks to poster boy @dannyclacks#one22

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