2. Bench Press
What you are doing wrong: the bar is lifted up from your rib cage.
How to correct your form:
– According to a famous fitness coach, Craig Rasmussen, each time you are about to bring the weight down, try to contract your shoulder blades and pull the bar closer to your chest. This is important because it helps you create upper body energy, allowing you to have more force to lift up the bar.
– Rasmussen says that your chest should touch the barbell while pulling the weight down. Doing it this way, you can create a spring like effect once you lift the bar up again.
– According to Pavel Tsatsouline, a fitness professional, you need to try to use your hands to bend the bar while pressing the weight. Consequently, your last muscle fibers will be activated, so that you will have more strength to push the bar and your shoulders will be safe.
How to do it right: a perfect form is what necessary to get the most out of your workout.