I'm currently doing SS, but I'm having really bad progress on the bench because of a delt/bicep/elbow injury.
I can currently only bench 35kg/75lbs for reps. ;_;
Yesterday I was warming up with just the bar and it hurt so much I downed a couple painkillers and took a 20min break before I continued with my workout.
I got this injury last December, so I took a 10 month break from lifting, and it still hurts.
What are some alternatives to the bench press so I don't become a chestlet?
Reverse-grip Bench Press
Close-grip Bench Press
Low Cable Flys
You're gonna have to try the exercises to see what doesn't hurt.
who /incline/ here?
haven't done a flat press in 6 months. feels great man
No can do.
>inclined push ups
Normal pushups hurt. Would this hurt too?
Pushups hurt as well.
I've never in my life tried incline bench. Are you supposed to have tucked shoulders and arched back on the incline too? How different is it?
not that different. just feels better for me, hits the upper chest better, and my shoulders which are a weak spot
i use the same grip as i did with regular bench. ring finger on the 2nd ring from the middle of the bar. do whatever you gotta do to work the chest, yeah, tuck the shoulders. dont arch back though because that just turns it into a flat press
Well, you never go into what kind of pain.
If it's joint pain, that's just a part of learning how to recruit the right muscles. Do them closer to your sides.
If it has to do with the previous injury you might want to get it checked out.
Jesus fucking Chirst that pic
looks fucking weird. how can he have abs and still have mantits?
i have mantits but thats becaue im like 25%bf
Looks like he became one with a galaxy print shirt.