Most athletes who spend time in the weight room think they know how to perform the Bench Press. Guess what: most of them are wrong.
The Bench is more than just pushing a bar off your chest. And if you want to press some serious weight in this exercise, you first need to understand how the body functions. One small technique error can take your body out of the proper position, costing you strength and restricting your potential gains. (Watch Ndamukong Suh perform the Bench.)
Here are the three most common technique mistakes, which silently sabotage athletes' Bench Press efforts—along with advice on how to avoid them.