Bench Press

Bench Press

The Barbell Bench Press is one of the first exercises most clients want to learn, but learning to perform it correctly is absolutely critical. To perform the bench press

  • Begin by lying under the bench press apparatus and grasping the bar with an even grip.
  • Un-rack the bar and position above your chest.
  • Slowly lower the bar under control in a slight arc, touch the bar to your chest, and then press the bar back up in an arc to the beginning position.
  • Use a 2-second count on both the eccentric and concentric portion of the lift.

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Jordan is an Athletic Trainer and strength coach based out of Richmond, VA. He earned a Master of Science degree in Kinesiology with an emphasis in Sports Medicine from Indiana University and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Athletic Training from Franklin College. Jordan holds certifications from the BOC and NATA as a Certified Athletic Trainer (ATC) and the NSCA as a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS). Jordan’s goal is to bridge the gap between rehabilitation and performance by combining both rehabilitative and strength and conditioning principles. Contact: [email protected] or at

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