Often times when lifters come to me for shoulder, neck or other injuries of the upper back or upper extremity, one of the FIRST things I have to fix is their EYE GAZE, something that greatly influences how much you bench.
Leg drive gets its own article as is a huge component of the bench press that can make or break a maximal attempt in competition or the completion of a training set as fatigue sets in throughout more and more reps. Additionally, in my physical therapy practice with barbell athletes, lack of leg drive is a common cause of shoulder injuries and pec strains while benching.
Earlier this year I decided to sign up for a meet and make it a goal to one day qualify for Raw Nationals, which is a pretty lofty goal for a new mom, but who am I to set limits on myself? This past year I trained my ass off and on December 2nd, 2017 I competed in the Brother Bennett Memorial in Mississippi, which was my first ever USAPL meet.
In a world that’s becoming more digitalized by the minute, it makes sense that information is more accessible than ever before. Just a few years ago there was (and continues to be) an upward trend of people “self-diagnosing,” incorrectly treating, and worrying themselves because they saw “Dr. Webernet.”