3 ways to boost your bench now
With advice from trainer Tom Wright
1 Get a grip
“Hold the bar with a hand position that allows your forearms to be parallel when the bar touches your chest. Your wrists should be over your elbows as they pass by your sides.”
2 Brace your body
“Keeping your body tight throughout the movement will keep you stable and strong. Squeeze your shoulder blades and raise your chest, while tensing your abs and glute muscles."
3 Squeeze the bar
“Once you’re ready, take a deep breath and squeeze the bar hard to fire up your central nervous system. This will elicit a response that will fire up your mind-muscle connection to allow your muscles to contract harder.”