Check out this quick video of a bench press that went terribly wrong.
It is a simple technique issue that you see everyday in the gym. You may be able to point it out to someone or you might not BUT you can change your technique.
ALWAYS HAVE YOUR WHOLE HAND INCLUDING YOUR THUMB ON THE BAR
Check out my “How to Bench Press Correctly, Without Wrecking Your Shoulders” video I published a few months ago.
In the video you’ll here me talk about “white knuckles”. It means to squeeze the bar as hard as you can. As you know (if you’ve read the Chaos Manual) this creates a co-contraction effect. As you’ve also heard me say, more tension = more strength.
Can’t bench because your shoulders are wrecked? Check out my Shoulder Rehab Series.