Where Weight Should Land on the Chest When Bench Pressing

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When bench pressing, you always want the weight to land on a very specific part of your chest for maximum efficiency. Find out where the weight should land on the chest when bench pressing with help from a nationally-recognized fitness specialist in this free video clip.

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Video Transcript

Hi, it's Faith Dey, and in this clip I'm here at Princeton Club West in Madison, Wisconsin, and we're talking about where your weight should land on the chest when you are doing a bench press. So logically if you are doing a chest press you want to make sure you are engaging all the muscles through your pecs and your shoulders but if you are laying on your back to do a chest press, first of all make sure that your back is not over-arched on the bench. Make sure you are in neutral spine. Now you're going to take that weight and press it directly over your chest and when you come down you are centered directly over the center of the chest. You don't want to be above the chest into the shoulder area and you don't want to go down too low into your ribcage. So just make sure it's centered right through the center of your chest and you should be able to engage all the muscles that you need. If you need more tips, just visit me at Faithdeyfitness.com.


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