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Three Bench Boosters

Have trouble building muscle? Here are three ways to bulk up and increase your bench.

RACK DEADLIFT ● You need a strong upper back to support big benching. Doing a shortened version of the deadlift adds muscle fast to your back. Set up a bar on the safety rods of a power rack at just below knee height and deadlift from there. Make sure to draw your shoulders back and push your chest out. SUSPENDED PUSHUPS ● Use a suspension apparatus (like a TRX), setting the handles near the floor. Grab them and do pushups. This builds the chest and shoulder strength you need to push the bar off your chest. DUMBBELL OVERHEAD PRESS ● This shoulder builder uses a full range of motion for total development. Perform it while standing.

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