VIDEO: You've probably been doing the bench press wrong your whole life 5 years ago

VIDEO: You've probably been doing the bench press wrong your whole life

Everyone wants a big chest.

It's the muscle everyone trains first and it's probably the reason you can get nowhere near the bench at the gym on a Monday.

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But getting bigger pectorals isn't just a case of pushing out a few reps.

We've just seen this  Instagram post from a top British personal trainer, Mark Coles, and it turns out we've been hitting the bench press wrong our whole lives.

 

Apparently, the key is not going too heavy before you have perfected the move. Then you need to ensure you go through a full range of motion, keeping your scapula retracted and the contraction on your chest throughout.

If you're keeping your elbows tucked in when pressing or bringing the dumbbells towards your shoulders, then you're probably hitting your triceps and shoulders instead of your chest.

Here is the perfect technique....

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