Big up the bench

Build a big­ger, wider and stronger chest by mas­ter­ing this clas­sic big lift

Men's Fitness - - Trainer | One-rep Max -

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.

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