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Adjust The Bench

A man bench pressing

The supine or ‘flat bench’ when compared to an incline bench has functional similarities. Both require horizontal adduction and elbow extension when the lifter initiates and completes the adducting movement. Both exercises also affect the arms humerus position which in turn results in different exercise loads.

Benching on the Pendulum Rack

The flat bench press develops three portions of the pectoralis major and the anterior deltoid. Then, when an adjustable bench is elevated 30 degrees there is greater activation of the upper portion of the pectoralis major. Once the bench’s inclination becomes above 30 degrees there is significantly greater activation of the anterior deltoid, which decreases  activity in the three portions of the pectoralis major.

By changing inclination angles, muscle activity and force production impacts neuromuscular adaptation, which is an important training consideration. Over time different elevations lead to greater strength gains than training constantly and consistently one particular chest/shoulder movement.


A Pulling Machine

A tremendously popular exercise to train the latissimus dorsi and associated muscles is the pulldown movement. Coaches, athletes, trainers and gym enthusiasts all use a variety of grips to target areas of the back that they want or need to...

Manual Training Has Rules

In 1979 Manual Resistance was introduced at the National  Strength and Conditioning Convention. Weight training’s ability to enhance athletic performance had become accepted and coaches were beginning to be hired by major sports programs. Facilities everywhere were extremely limited or...

Powerful Hands

The hand is a complex anatomical system. This appendage is composed of twenty seven bones and fifteen joints. Having 30 degrees of rotational and translational freedom it’s able to grasp and apply force to objects of multivarious shapes and sizes....