Bench Press: Understanding the Path

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The Play: Bench Press – Understanding the Bar Path

The Purpose: Improve your bench press max reps

Pre-Snap Read: The path is broken out into to sections:

  • The Basement: Doing as many reps as you can on one breath
  • Singles: Then you do small sections, single after single

Performance: Perform as many reps as you can on one breath, breathe, then continue with triples, doubles, and singles, focusing on your breathing pattern with each rep. Be sure to pull the bar down, not just let it fall to your chest. Do not rush reps. Be patient.

Post-Drill Analysis: Did you reach the number you expected? Create a plan and practice to continue to improve.