Big up the bench
Build a bigger, wider and stronger chest by mastering this classic big lift
Walk into any gym at any time and you can guarantee that a couple of guys will be on the bench press. What’s just as likely is that they won’t be doing it properly. “For maximum strength and size gains, forget about the weight on the bar and focus on being as stable as possible on the bench to create tension from head to toe and get the most out of every rep,” says strength coach Andy McKenzie (ironmacfitness.com). Turn the page to get more of McKenzie’s advice to boost your bench press.