How do you know whether you’re tapping your pecs or relying on your svelte front delts? Check out this a-ha tip for a better bench press:
Brandon White of the Buff Dudes illuminates a simple tweak that’ll change the muscle activation to focus on your chest.
Instead of rounding those shoulders during your bench press, start with your shoulders back and down. Imagine that you’re trying to make your shoulder blades touch each other on your back; that’ll open up your chest and recruit your pecs rather than your delts.
Check out their other helpful tips for building that all-important chest wall. These simple changes can yield strong results!